Troubleshooting Windows 10 Intune Policy Failures

Quick brain dump today. One of our customers recently reached out with an issue where a policy for Windows 10 wasn’t applying correctly, and we were returning a very unhelpful error message “-2016281112 Remediation failed”. Unfortunately, the Remediation failed error message is all that is returned by the client when we issue the SET command… Read more

Microsoft Ignite Pre-Day Registrations Now Open!

The 2018 Microsoft Ignite Florida event is fast approaching, so now is the time to secure your spot at one of the pre-day sessions. For those wanting to go deep on Windows 10 Modern Management and Mobile Device Management through Microsoft Intune, I recommend you attend the pre-day session “Modern Management for a Modern World… Read more

Support Tip: Intune App Protection Requires Modern Authentication Enabled for Skype for Business

Posted over at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/intunesupport/2018/01/11/support-tip-intune-app-protection-requires-modern-authentication-enabled-for-skype-for-business/ In May 2017, a Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update was released, enabling “Hybrid Modern Authentication” for Hybrid and On-Premises Skype for Business customers. Modern Authentication allows customers to enable many modern security features, such as Azure Active Directory Conditional Access or multi-factor authentication. It also enables the Intune App… Read more

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