Cleaning up apps to keep Windows 10 sysprep happy

As we documented at https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/2769827/sysprep-fails-after-you-remove-or-update-windows-store-apps-that-inclu, sysprep will fail when creating a custom Windows 10 image if there are any apps installed during the image creation process that aren’t also provisioned in the OS.  Depending on how you create your image, this can be problematic because during the process (typically an MDT or ConfigMgr task sequence),…

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Managing Windows AutoPilot devices using the Intune Graph API

A while back, I published a sample script called Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo, which is designed to help define existing computers with the Windows AutoPilot deployment service, See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2017/12/12/gathering-windows-autopilot-hardware-details-from-existing-machines/ for more details about that. Some people have asked to take this one more step, to automate the process of uploading the gathered hardware details.  Fortunately, this can be…

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Printing to on-prem printers from Azure AD-joined devices

Since most of us have been using Active Directory for ages, you probably also take for granted the process for printing to your on-premises printers:  They are published to Active Directory, you can search for them, and you can easily connect to them.  But what happens when you join your devices to Azure AD instead? …

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