Migrate Users from iOS Mail Native to Microsoft Outlook with Intune

Nicolas PilonApp Protection Policies, Conditional Access, EMS, IntuneLeave a Comment

Nowadays, the smartphone takes up a lot of room in our personal and professional lives. Being able to receive your work emails directly on a mobile device is becoming popular. Based on latest numbers provided by Brad Anderson from Microsoft, companies are more willing to use mobile device management solution like Microsoft Intune and let users access company data from outside the corporate network. Some companies shared beautiful stories of using Microsoft’s EMS solution, like Pepsi Cola and much more. Companies gain a lot of benefits in letting their employees access corporate data from everywhere, especially emails. There are several mail applications available in the … Read More

Updating your Mobile Devices against Meltdown and Spectre with Intune

Nicolas PilonEMS, IntuneLeave a Comment

Everyone has heard of Meltdown, and Spectre vulnerabilities in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data. In case you don’t, the most important thing to remember is to update all devices that mainly have an Intel processor, including mobile devices. If you are using Microsoft Intune to manage mobile devices in your organization, you can configure compliant rules to force the users to update their operating system version. For those who want to keep their old OS version, will lose their access to Office 365 at one point. It’s essential that employees know the importance of updating their devices more often, … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 1706 Upgrade Guide

Nicolas PilonSCCM39 Comments

Microsoft has released a new version of SCCM Current Branch. It’s now time to upgrade your environment! This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1706 upgrade guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You won’t be able to install this upgrade if you are running SCCM 2012, the minimum required version is at least SCCM 1702. This version is the latest baseline version. It’s very important to keep your infrastructure up to date. You can benefit from the new features and fixes lots of issues, which some of them are important. … Read More

No Enrollment Policy during Intune Client Installation

Nicolas PilonClient, Intune, SCCM1 Comment

  When a company wants to manage an iOS mobile device, an Apple Push Notification Service (APN) certificate is installed on the iOS devices. This certificate installation makes sure that the connectivity between the devices, Apple, and your MDM solution is trusted. Intune makes no exception to this process. It’s the main reason why, from Intune or SCCM console, you have the possibility to send remote actions directly on iOS devices. After the certificate is configured in Intune, users can install the Company Portal app to enroll their devices (Android, iOS, Windows). When you open the Company Portal for the … Read More

5 Ways to view Hardware Inventory Information of a Device with SCCM

Nicolas PilonConsole, Hardware Inventory, REPORT, SCCM, SQL, SSRSLeave a Comment

  One of the SCCM features is to inventory hardware information from devices that are managed by the SCCM client. It’s not very difficult to enable and configure the hardware inventory client settings in SCCM. Once the devices received next machine policy and hardware inventory scan, data will start to populate in your SCCM database. The information gathered from the devices can be very useful from a system health, inventory or operation perspective. You can use this information to create collections, queries as well as reports. However, one thing not too obvious with the hardware inventory information, is to see all the … Read More

Send Sync Request to Intune Mobile Devices from SCCM 1610 Console

Nicolas PilonConsole, Intune, SCCMLeave a Comment

This month, SCCM 1610 was released with a bunch of new features, including exiting Intune features. One of these Intune feature is to send sync request directly from the SCCM console. It’s a new remote actions that Intune administrators will use daily. For example, you can send sync request to a mobile device that is having deployment or client health issue. In fact, each mobile devices managed by Intune need to communicate with Intune to get the latest policy and compliance state. Normally, the Intune client synchronizes every 6 hours for iOS and 8 hours for Android. Additionally, there’s a scan every … Read More

How to Strengthen Security for Intune with RBAC in SCCM

Nicolas PilonApplication, Console, Intune, SCCMLeave a Comment

  The majority of companies use SCCM to manage laptops, computers, servers and some for mobile devices, if they use Microsoft Intune in hybrid mode. In some situations, Intune and SCCM management is done by 2 different teams. Except for the Full Administrator role in SCCM, it’s possible to separate Intune with Configuration Manager infrastructure in the console by using security roles and security groups (RBAC). The goal is to ensure that an Intune administrator does not access Configuration Manager client devices and objects, as you don’t want to end up with people who may wipes or manages mobile devices when they are … Read More

Automatically Uninstall Unused Applications with SCCM

Nicolas PilonApplication, Asset Intelligence, SCCM, SOFTWARE METERING18 Comments

Do organization pay too much for your software licensing? Paying more licences than you use doesn’t make your company really effective, especially when we talk about IT Cost Transparency. Do you know how much money your company spend for software licensing versus their utilization? Using inventory, SCCM detect if an application is installed, it also monitors usage using Software Metering and uninstall application using deployment mechanisms. Combining all, you can deliver a great solution to minimize licences cost to your organisation. Software metering is a great feature that is not always well known by the business. Company must take the advantage … Read More

Which Windows 10 Deployment Methods Suits You?

Nicolas PilonAdaptiva, OSD, SCCM, WINDOWS 10Leave a Comment

Windows 10 Deployment Methods If your company runs Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), and you’re trying to figure out the best way to deploy Windows 10, you have choices. Specifically, there four key options you might want to choose between: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) standalone MDT and SCCM SCCM Standalone MDT integrated with SCCM Making the right selection to meet the needs of your organizations is not always clear so in this blog post, we’ll briefly explain each option, and outline some of the trade-offs between them. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Standalone The MDT is a free toolkit for automating … Read More

Intune Client | Error User License Type Invalid

Nicolas PilonClient, Intune, SCCM6 Comments

  The starting point of all mobile management project is enrolling devices. Without enrollment, you can’t manage any devices. When running in hybrid mode, the enrollment process is different than running Microsoft Intune in standalone mode. The SCCM Service Connection Point role keeps connectivity between both end (SCCM on-premise and the Cloud). Both environments must be synchronized, otherwise, you have chance of getting Intune error User License Type Invalid during Intune enrollment on your mobile devices. This post will explains how to resolve this issue. Intune Error User License Type Invalid This is the error message shown just before the enrollment process when you click Enroll : If … Read More