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. 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

Connecting to Exchange Online with PowerShell

Really quick one for y’all today. Working with Intune, I’ve found myself becoming a bit of an Exchange SME. Blocking email, authentication types, EAS vs EWS, the list goes on. Anyway, I find myself having to query Exchange Online configuration all the time. Here’s a three line PowerShell script that will connect you to your… Read more

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