Intune: Bulk Enroll Surface Hubs to Microsoft Intune

Today’s blog post is about how to bulk Enroll Surface Hubs to Microsoft Intune. Surface Hub now supports the ability to automatically enroll in Intune by joining the device to Azure Active Directory. Having said that we can create a Provisioning Package to join the device to Azure AD and let it automatically enroll to…


Intune: How to Schedule Reboot for Windows 10 & Surface Hub devices enrolled to Intune

Hello Folks, Today’s blog post is about how to schedule reboot Windows 10 and Surface Hub devices enrolled to Intune. Currently there are multiple CSPs supported on Surface Hub. One of them is Reboot CSP. This is also supported for Windows 10. Intune on Azure Portal, doesn’t have the UI option to schedule reboot for…


Intune: Deploying ADMX-Backed policies using Microsoft Intune

Howdy folks !!! Today’s blog is about how to deploy ADMX-Backed policies using Microsoft Intune. What is ADMX-Backed Policy? ADMX-Backed policy is nothing but a Group Policy setting in a form of Windows 10 CSP which can be deployed to devices via MDM channel. (Intune) Starting in Windows 10 version 1703, Mobile Device Management (MDM)…


Deploy Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook without an Internet connection using ConfigMgr

Today's blog post is about the steps required to "Install Dynamics CRM for Outlook without an Internet connection using ConfigMgr". [NOTE: CRM 2016 for Outlook, Office 2016, Windows 10-x64 Client and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1(CU2) are the versions used while creating this document.]   1.     Download Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Client for Outlook from Microsoft Download center….


ConfigMgr2012 SP2 / R2 SP1 : Build and Capture Windows 10 with Built-In Apps removed from Reference Image

ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 / R2 SP1 Officially supports Windows 10 Deployment when it is installed with ADK 10. For upgrading the existing clients to Windows 10, it supports "In-Place upgrade" with the task sequence which can be imported from the blog post from Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility. Today we are…


ConfigMgr2012 SP2 /R2SP1: Preferred Management Points configuration and Secondary Sites

Today’s blog post is about a new option available in ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 / R2 SP1 to assign a Preferred Management Point in boundary groups. Before SP2 /R2 SP1, we had an option to install multiple management points in a primary site and one MP in a Secondary Site (Allowed only on Secondary Site Server). The MP…


ConfigMgr 2012 R2 – Collection Evaluation and SQL TempDb

  Today we are going to see about the relation between Collection Evaluation and TempDb in SQL. Before we proceed I would like you to have a look at my previous blog to understand the various types of Collection Evaluations in ConfigMgr 2012. Hope you are done reading my previous post. Let’s move on.  …


ConfigMgr 2012 R2: Collection Evaluation Overview.

Today we are going to see Collection evaluation Overview in ConfigMgr 2012 R2. As we know in ConfigMgr 2007, the collection evaluation happens in all the Sites including Central Primary and All Child Primaries. But in ConfigMgr 2012, we don't have Collection Evaluator thread in Central Administration site. Instead the evaluation happens on all the…


Windows 8.1 : Managing using ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Intune (Mobile Device Management) Solution

Recently I came across a situation where customer was trying to use ConfigMgr and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions like Windows Intune to manage Windows 8.1 machines. When a Windows 8.1 machine is Domain Joined or in work group and Installed with ConfigMgr client for system management, you cannot manage this machine using any other…