If you follow my blog, you know that there are two things I really like: helping people with their problems, and automating or simplifying processes. In this blog, I want to introduce you to my new tool, the Intune Device Troubleshooter. This is a PowerShell UI application that will help you to check the status of your devices, as well as support you to trigger remediation scripts to fix issues add-hock on single devices. It also provides you intelligent recommendations what you should check at a single device to determine and possible issue. So let’s get started and look at the features of the tool.
If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I mention the Intune Management Extension (IME) in several of them. The IME is a powerful tool that help you to manage your devices. In this blog, I’d like to go into more detail and take a look behind the scenes to explain how the IME works and what you should know about it. So let’s get started!
A few weeks ago I released the Company Portal System Tray tool. The posts have a very good feedback and the tool was tested by some and also used productively. I have been working on developing the tool further and integrating more useful functions that can help with troubleshooting. The first version of the Company Portal system tray icon has many quick access possibilities to system tools or logs that are important for troubleshooting an Intune managed device. In addition, this tool has a quick access to open the Company Portal.
In this blog I want to introduce the new version of the Tool.
In one of my previous blog posts I explained how you can use Azure Automation and Azure Cognitive service to monitor the compliance state of your environment and notify you if there are major deviations today. In this part of the series I want to show you how you can apply this to the deployment of your applications and also get notified if the installation of an application suddenly fails abnormally often.
Intune already has a basic inventory of MacOS devices. On the one hand, there is a hardware inventory in which you have everything from the serial number to the free memory, but also os information. In addition, you can see in the discovered apps which applications are installed on the device. But if you want to collect more information about the devices, Intune offers a really cool feature here. The feature I am talking about is called custom attribute. This is basically a shell script that is executed on the devices and the return value is stored as a custom attribute.
When creating a new app in MEM and not assigning it to AllUser/AllDevices this is always some work to create own group for available/required and uninstall assignments for each app. You know I love automation. To save time and automate this work I will describe in this blog how you can create a runbook that takes this work completely over.
I have already written several blog posts about endpoint analytics. In the Microsoft Tech Community the question came up how to clean up the disk using Intune. This is a question that is difficult to answer generically as it is always very specific. Through more and more applications and data moving to the cloud and the storage is also becoming cheaper and cheaper, the amount of storage needed on a workplace devices and the problems with full hard disks are no longer as present as in the past.
In this blog I will show you how to free up disk space on your clients with an high disk usage. So let’s get started.
In one of my posts I have explain how you can create an apply assignment filters. Is a very powerful feature to refine the assignment of group. For example, you can assign a config profile to all devices and apply a filter to apply the config profile only on Windows 11 devices within the group. To make it easier for you to start with filters I wrote a script which creates a default set of filters.
It is hard to keep track of your Intune environment. With the help of log events you can build static monitoring via Azure automation or logic apps. This is possible if you are only interested in a specific event or if you can express this via static code. However, if you want to detect anomalies, e.g. a strong increase or decrease of the device count or how many devices are compliant, it is difficult to implement this without machine learning and to set static values. In this blog series I would like to show you how you can use Azure cognitive services to build a monitoring system and send you messages based on abnormal deviations. So let’s get started.