Setup SCCM Cloud Management Gateway (SCCM CMG)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM38 Comments

The ConfigMgr team is working really hard to make SCCM admins job easier for some of the key components of Modern Management. Starting with SCCM 1806 release, they ease a bit the setup of the SCCM Cloud Management Gateway (CMG). If you are new to the concept of SCCM Cloud Management Gateway, the main advantage is that it doesn’t expose your SCCM servers to the internet. The downside is that it requires an Azure subscription which brings recurring monthly costs. If you’re still unsure which method to use, you can read the Microsoft documentation and see our blog post about internet client management. Make sure that you understand the limitation of using internet clients. We strongly encourage to use the SCCM Cloud Management Gateway if you’ll be managing client on the internet since this feature will evolve with time and the traditional way support should go away. Here the available features … Read More

Getting Started with Microsoft Autopilot and Windows 10| Step-by-Step Guide

Jonathan LefebvreIntune11 Comments

Since the announcement of Windows Autopilot there has been a lot of interest and questions about how it actually works, will it blend easily in our environment, etc. While at the beginning there was some major drawback compared to what a Task sequence’s configured computer can deliver, with the latest updates to the service, it is now a good time to start your journey with it. In this post, we will detail all the requirements and how to set up an environment for Microsoft AutoPilot and Windows 10 devices. This post is part of a series on Windows Autopilot that will be published in the following weeks. In the next posts, we will cover the following subjects : Getting started with Windows Autopilot | Step-by-step guide How to deploy Win32 Applications in Microsoft Intune How to customize Windows 10 with Microsoft Intune and Autopilot How to join Autopilot devices to … Read More

How to migrate Windows Analytics to Azure Portal

Jonathan LefebvreAzure, OMS, WINDOWS 102 Comments

Microsoft has announced a while ago that the OMS Portal, used for Windows Analytics, was being deprecated in favour of Azure’s Log Analytics. In order to keep access to Windows Analytics intact for all your users,  a “migration” must be done prior to January 15, 2019. A warning is currently displayed when you log on the to-be-deprecated OMS portal. In this post, we will detail how to migrate Windows Analytics from the OMS Portal to Azure’s Log Analytics. Azure Windows Analytics migration Log on the Azure Portal Browse to Log Analytics. This should be empty if you don’t have Global admin rights and had rights to the OMS portal You must use a Global admin account. Looking at the rights of the OMS workspace for Windows Analytics, users or groups should have either ReadOnly, Contributor or Owner role assigned. Those roles are OMS’ roles, not Azure roles. Rights need to be modified to one of the following Azure Roles. Microsoft recommends … Read More

Enable SCCM Azure Active Directory User Discovery

Benoit LecoursActive Directory, Azure, Cloud, SCCM4 Comments

SCCM Azure Active Directory

Today, we are continuing our posts about SCCM 1706 new features. One of them is the ability to enable SCCM Azure Active Directory User Discovery. This discovery method enables organizations to import Azure Active Directory user information. With the growing popularity of Azure AD, this discovery method will soon be circumvented. Azure AD Requirements Before configuring the new discovery method, you’ll need to have : A valid Azure Tenant Access to your Azure admin portal SCCM 1706 Configuration The first step is to configure the Azure Services in SCCM. This step will automatically create the web app in your Azure tenant, there’s no need to create it manually, SCCM takes care of it. Open the SCCM Console, go to Administration / Cloud Services / Azure Services Right-Click Azure Services and select Configure Azure Services In the Azure Service wizard, name your Azure Service and select Cloud Management in the bottom pane In … Read More

Enterprise Mobility Suite available in Open Licensing

Benoit LecoursEMSLeave a Comment

Since its release last year, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) was only available via the Enterprise agreement. Since March 1st, Enterprise Mobility Suite is available for sale through distribution via Microsoft’s Open License Program. Open Licensing offers flexibility and potential cost savings making it possible for distributors and re sellers to sell additional cloud services to small and medium-sized enterprises. What is Enterprise Mobility Suite? EMS is a product suite which include 3 products : Windows Intune Cloud-based enterprise mobility management that helps you control employee access to corporate applications and data on virtually any device Mobile application management across devices Broad device support for iOS, Android, Windows and Windows Phone devices Selective wipe of apps and data for greater security Use of System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection See a full product demo here Azure Rights Management Services (RMS) Comprehensive encryption, identity, and authorization policies designed to secure corporate files … Read More