Start and return data from an Orchestrator Runbook in Azure Automation

  Hi All Last week I presented a session at Ignite 2017 (YouTube link) here on Enterprise Automation-Unplugged. In this session I demonstrated how you can still call an Orchestrator Runbook from Azure Automation and get data returned back. This will allow you to start working in Azure Automation and still keep and make use of… Read more

ConfigMgrDogs top 5 posts of 2016

Configuration Manager 1511, 1602, 1606 (Current Branch) Supported Configurations Update to Supersedence Behaviour for Security Only and Security Monthly Quality Rollup Updates Windows Update Error 80072ee2 (WSUS) Microsoft Intune Co-existence with MDM for Office 365 Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins… Read more

Update to Supersedence Behaviour for Security Only and Security Monthly Quality Rollup Updates

Further to my recent post about Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins there has been some changes to how the updates are superseded based on feedback for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The official update is explained here… Read more

Deploying an appxbundle with dependencies via Microsoft Intune MDM

When creating a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, there are three basic dependencies that are included in even the most simplest of apps. If your app is more complex (which it most likely is!), there may be many external dependencies required for the app to run. If you don’t install these dependencies prior to installing… Read more

Windows Update Error 80072ee2 (WSUS)

After installation of a new Windows 7 machine with the newest version of the Windows Update Agent installed, the Software Updates scan initiated from Configuration Manager would fail with the error 80072ee2 (which translates to Connection Timeout)…. Read more

Restrict iOS/Android E-mail to Outlook using Conditional Access for MAM

One of the most common discussions I have with customers is how does an IT Pro ensure that corporate data is only being accessed by approved, managed applications. Intune Mobile Application Management (MAM) provides a rich set of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) features that ensures no corporate data is leaked outside of the corporately managed… Read more

Configuration Manager Proxy Exceptions

This post provides a summary of the URLs required for Configuration Manager current branch to provide resources that require Internet access. Because Configuration Manager relies on other components, it can be difficult to find a single source of URLs required. Software Updates rely on Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS) and the Service Connection Point uses Intune… Read more

Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins

Back in May, Microsoft started on a journey of simplifying and improving servicing for Operating Systems prior to Windows 10. These changes apply to Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. References: More on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 servicing changes A Bit About the Windows Servicing Model Configuration… Read more

Email an MDM enrollment link for Windows 10 users

To MDM enrol a Windows 10 device, the end user must manually run the enrollment wizard. To do this, your users must go Settings > Accounts > Access Work or School > Enroll only in device management The alternative option since Windows 1607 is to use a URI. You can email the following URL as… Read more

View Connected Configuration Manager Console Information

Beginning with Configuration Manager current branch, version 1602 it is now possible to see a list of active connected Configuration Manager consoles. At this stage there is no built in way of seeing historical information, but you could archive the information periodically using PowerShell if that is the sort of information you are looking for…. Read more