Creating an Ubuntu 20.04 cloud template & cloud-init configuration in Xen Orchestra

AaronDocumentation, How-To, NetworkingLeave a Comment

I had a need in my home lab to quickly deploy a bunch of thin clones of Ubuntu’s cloud image. I chose to use the cloud images Ubuntu provides instead of building a custom template. Xen Orchestra has had support for cloud-init since 2015. Quick Walkthrough Here is the short version of how this works: Download the current 20.04 ubuntu … Read More

Setting Environmental Variables with Intune and proactive remediations

Jóhannes Geir KristjánssonEndpoint Management, How-To, Intune, Powershell, Proactive Remediation, WindowsLeave a Comment

As you may have noticed by now, there doesn’t seem to be any nice built in way to set environmental variables in intune 🙁 The Problem Setting a user environmental variable using powershell is an easy task to accomplish, you basically just run the following: This works just fine, but won’t take effect until the user either reboots or signs … Read More

Create a new WinPE boot image

Adam CookEndpoint Management, How-To, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM4 Comments

Introduction In this post I’ll show you how you can create a new boot image in ConfigMgr. There’s plenty of good content out there already on this, but I was interested to write this because I didn’t see many PowerShell examples out there until I came across Michael Niehaus’ post on Build your own Windows PE image. A fantastic post, … Read More

Collecting Logs with Log Analytics for Intune devices

Jake ShackelfordAzure, Documentation, Endpoint Management, General, How-To, Intune, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Microsoft, Windows7 Comments

Why do I need logs? The purpose of this guide is to configure the collection of Logs in an Intune environment. By default the log analytics you enable in Intune does not give you much information beyond auditing basic things. With this approach we can record any desired log for all of our machines. There is a companion video for … Read More

Automating Outside of Business Hours Responses

Kevin CrouchAzure, Endpoint Management, Graph, How-To, Microsoft, Powershell, ScriptingLeave a Comment

Have you ever had customers emailing in outside of hours? In this post we will setup some scripted automatic maintenance of Auto-Reply responses on a user account. We considered several possibilities but the customer did not have an Azure Subscription yet, we ended up using PowerShell, Microsoft Graph, App Authentication, and a Scheduled Task.