Android 7 (Nougat) Removes Remote Password Reset

It’s fairly well known across the mobile/MDM industry that Google removed support for resetting an Android 7 devices passcode/password from within a Device Administrator granted app. But for whatever reason, Google has not documented this change particularly clearly. So here it is! For any Android Nougat device, the only way to reset a device password/passcode… Read more

“Discovered apps” node in Microsoft Intune on Azure console

In the new Microsoft Intune on Azure administration console, there is a new “Discovered apps” node available for each MDM enrolled device. There’s been some recent confusion around what we should expect to see in here. The Discovered apps node is a direct reflection of the devices discovered apps at the last Hardware Inventory time…. Read more

Intune on Azure Migration Blocker Guidance

A couple of months back, the Intune Support team posted a list of technical blockers that may result in a delay for your Intune tenant to be migrated to the Intune on Azure portal. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/intunesupport/2017/03/17/intune-migration-blockers-for-grouping-targeting/ The blog post has been very popular, as many customers were not aware of configuration issues causing delays in migration…. Read more

Enabling BranchCache for Configuration Manager using Client Settings

Since Configuration Manager current branch, version 1606 it has been possible to enable BranchCache on clients using Client Settings. Previously, to enable BranchCache an administrator would need to configure BranchCache for clients using command line tools or Group Policy. To use BranchCache with Configuration Manager, the following prerequisites must be met: Distribution Point; Cloud Distribution… Read more

Getting Started with Microsoft Intune for Education

HUGE announcements in the Education space yesterday, with the very exciting release of Microsoft Intune for Education. Intune for Education offers a streamlined management UI for IT Pros in Education, as well as integration with your schools Student Information System (SIS) to create/manage your groups. Getting started is quick and easy. First, browse to https://intuneeducation.portal.azure.com… Read more

Maintaining User-defined Business Hours during Configuration Manager Upgrades

This post explains how to use a script that will maintain user-defined Business Hours in the Configuration Manager client. In-console updates have dramatically increased the take up of new versions of Configuration Manager, given users unprecedented ability to shape the product and delivered countless new features. One downside of this frequent change is that during… Read more

Install Firefox v52 Extended Support Release to continue managing Intune Silverlight console

With version 52 of Mozilla Firefox released, the default installation has disabled support for NPAPI plugins. This means you will no longer be able to administer Microsoft Intune via the Firefox browser. https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Problems-with-add-ons-plugins-or/Why-do-Java-Silverlight-Adobe-Acrobat-and-other-plugins-no/ta-p/31069 Thankfully, Mozilla do have an Extended Support Release (ESR) version. So to continue to use Mozilla Firefox to manage Microsoft Intune Silverlight,… Read more

Configuration Manager Slow SQL query times

Hi all, a few months back I was running an assessment and found an issue that identified the cause of some slow SQL query performance on Configuration Manager. An article has been released in regards to both SQL 2014 and SQL 2016 that shows Configuration Manager may run better when the site database is configured… Read more

Setting up Wi-Fi Profiles with Certificate-based Authentication on Android via Intune Hybrid and the Case of the Missing Wi-Fi Certificate

I was recently at a customer that was having trouble getting their user certificate to be used for the corporate Wi-Fi profile on Android devices. When checking the user certificates in settings the user certificate only showed up under “user” while “Wi-Fi” was empty. After a device is enrolled, it begins to download policy. Once… Read more

Application Fails to Install with Error Code 0x87D00443(-2016410557)

Trying to install an application via Software Center and receveing error code 0x87D00443(-2016410557)? You are probably using the new running apps detection available in Configuration Mangaer Technical Preview 1701 or 1702. The new error code indicates that a the Application cannot install because the deployment type for the Application has been configured to require certain… Read more