Windows 10 Intune and Autopilot Customization

Jonathan LefebvreIntune7 Comments

windows 10 intune autopilot customization

With the latest updates Microsoft released to Intune and Autopilot, it is becoming more realistic to leave the task sequence behind in favour of using Autopilot with Intune to deliver the computer standards required by an enterprise. While it will not be possible for all scenarios, a standard PC used for administrative tasks can be delivered with many, if not all, of the required windows 10 intune autopilot customization. While many of our previous Windows 10 Customization tricks are still gonna be useful, the delivery will be different from simply running various scripts from a Task Sequence. In this post, we will go over multiple Windows 10 customization all done with Intune in order to leverage Windows Autopilot. The ultimate goal is to be able to replicate a standard deployment made with a Task sequence from SCCM or MDT This post is part of a series on Windows Autopilot that … Read More

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

Jonathan LefebvreIntune12 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 help Intune users Using Intune Troubleshooting Portal

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The Intune troubleshooting portal can be used by Intune administrators to view information about a specific Intune user. It can be used to troubleshoot many problems for example, licensing problem, the devices assigned to a user, details about enrollment issues, compliance issues, app installation failure and much more. The Intune Troubleshooting portal can also give suggested remediation steps to resolve issues. You need at least the  HelpDesk Operator role (RBAC) to use the troubleshooting portal. How to use the Intune Troubleshooting Portal Go to your Azure portal Select Microsoft Intune On the Intune pane, in the Help and Support section, select Troubleshoot On the left, click Select to select a user to troubleshoot Select a user, click Select at the bottom Once your  user is selected, you can view the full dashboard for this device   Let’s see what every section covers : #1 – Account Status Shows the status of the current Intune tenant as Active or Inactive #2 – User Status Shows the status of the user’s … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 1806 Upgrade Guide

Nicolas PilonSCCM28 Comments

It is now time to plan the migration of your SCCM Current Branch environment since Microsoft releases a new version of SCCM Current Branch. If you want to receive the latest updates, this post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1806 upgrade guide. If you’re looking for a comprehensive SCCM installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You won’t be able to install 1806 if you are running SCCM 2012, the baseline version is 1802. To install SCCM 1806 as an update, you must have installed at least SCCM 1706, SCCM 1710 or SCCM 1802. Keeping your infrastructure up to date is essential. You can benefit from the new features and fixes issues, which some of them can be related to your SCCM. It’s also easier to upgrade to the latest version since Microsoft has implemented the new model of update servicing which is the in-console upgrade. SCCM 1806 New … Read More

Automatic Windows 10 PC Enrollment in Microsoft Intune or SCCM

Benoit LecoursIntune, SCCM, WINDOWS 1074 Comments

The process of enrolling your Windows 10 computers in Intune should be as simple as possible for your users. If you’re using Azure Active Directory in your organization, the enrollment process can be made automatically when a user joins it’s device to AAD. It couldn’t be simpler. The process is the same rather for Intune Standalone or Hybrid mode (integrated with SCCM) Windows 10 Intune Automatic Enrollment Prerequisites CNAME DNS Entry created on your domain for automatic name resolution A valid Intune Tenant (Standalone or SCCM Integrated) Azure Active Directory Premium enabled For this post, we’ll be using a Windows 10 1703 device but the process is the same for Windows 10 1607 and slightly different for older versions but is supported. CNAME DNS Follow our Intune Preparation post for the steps to create CNAME entry. The Azure portal let you test your configuration Open the Azure Portal Go to Intune / Device Enrollment / Windows … Read More

How to Change SCCM MDM Authority to Intune Standalone

Benoit LecoursIntune, SCCM2 Comments

With the release of SCCM 1710, one of the key new features is the Co-Management possibility with Intune. Going in the direction of the Co-Management would eventually allow to offload some management task to Intune and be more aligned with the concept of Modern Management for Windows 10. One of the main requirement to enable Co-Management is to have Intune as the MDM Authority. This goes against what many SCCM admins have done over the past few years, by enabling the Intune Connector in SCCM to manage mobile devices from the SCCM console. This is called Intune in Hybrid mode. Microsoft has come up with a solution to bring back Intune as the MDM authority, which is the Standalone mode. All this without impacting the end-user with his enrolled devices. In this post, we will detail how to move Intune from Hybrid mode to Standalone. Prerequisites to Change SCCM MDM … Read More

How to enable Android for Work in SCCM and Intune

Benoit LecoursIntune, SCCM6 Comments

Starting with SCCM 1702, mobile device management with SCCM and Microsoft Intune (Hybrid) now supports Android for Work device enrollment and management. You can manage compliance settings, wipe or delete Android devices, deploy apps, and collect software and hardware inventory. Users can download the Android company portal app from Google Play that lets them enroll Android for Work devices. Enable SCCM Android for Work The first step is to create a Google account and configure your Intune subscription to accept Android for Work devices. Refer to our previous blog post, if you don’t already have an active Intune subscription. Create a Google account that will be used as your Android for Work admin account. This account will be shared by the administrators in your team who manage Android devices. It will also be used to manage and publish and approve apps in the Play for Work console Once the account created, open … 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 15 minutes in the first 6 hours of enrollment. The mobile device can be synchronized as well from the Company Portal application. Take note that Send Sync Request is unavailable for the moment in Intune standalone. Maybe one day! SCCM 1610 Send Sync Request Open the SCCM Console, navigate to … Read More

How to configure SCCM Device Categories

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Beginning with SCCM 1606, you can create device categories to automatically add devices into device collections when you are using SCCM and Intune in a hybrid scenario. (In a standalone scenario, this feature is named Device group mapping). At enrollment time, the mobile users are required to choose a device category. Once a device category is selected, the device is added to the corresponding collection based on a new collection membership : Device Category Rule. Device categories can also be set manually on a single device using the SCCM Console. Here’s everything you need to know in order to manage this new features : Create SCCM Device Categories Open the SCCM Console Go to Assets and Compliance / Device Collections On the top ribbon, click Manage Device Categories In the Manage Device Categories dialog box, you can create, edit, or remove categories. For our post, we will be creating a Test category Create Device Category Rule When you associate a collection with … Read More

How to use Windows 10 Deep Link Enrollment

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Starting with Windows 10, version 1607, you can create a deep link to launch the Windows 10 enrollment app using an URI link. This allows to send a user-friendly display text to your user to simplify their device enrollment. You can use this link in an email sent to your users or add this link to an internal web page that users refer for enrollment. The URI link must use the following format : ms-device-enrollment:?mode=mdm At the time of this writing, the only supported mode value is mdm. [su_box title=”Note” style=”glass” box_color=”#000000″ title_color=”#F0F0F0″]Starting with Windows 10, v1607 deep linking is only supported for connecting devices to MDM. It will not support adding a work or school account, joining a device to Azure AD, and joining a device to Active Directory.[/su_box] User Experience using Windows 10 Deep Link Enrollment When clicking the link, Windows 10 will launch the enrollment app in … Read More