Blog Posts

Install Windows 11 without TPM

With Windows 11, microsoft take the decision that a TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) is mandatory to run windows 11. Due to this prerequisite, Windows 11 cannot be installed or upgraded on many computers. In this blog, we’ll look at what a TPM is, how to check if you have…

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The ultimate MEM tour part 4 – Reports

After we have looked at the three categories of Device Management, Application Management and Endpoint Security, this blog will follow with the Reporting section of MEM. Thanks to everyone who read the preceding blogs and gave me feedback. But it’s not over with very powerful and helpful features in MEM.…

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Group Windows 11 Devices with Intune

The launch of Windows 11 is coming and you might want to test configurations or apps on Windows 11 devices right now. But for the testing you need a group in Azure AD. In this blog I want to show you how to create a dynamic group where all Windows…

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The ultimate MEM tour part 2 – Applications

In this blog series, I’ll give you a tour through the features that Microsoft Endpoint Manager offers us. In my first blog we looked at the Device Management features. In this blog I want to cover all the features around Application Management. Good apps are one of the foundations of…

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The ultimate MEM tour part 1 – Devices

According to the Gardner quadrant published on August 16, Microsoft is by far the leader in the area of unified endpoint management tools. Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) has played a major role in achieving this clear ranking. MEM has grown more and more in recent years and has received more…

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Use assignment filter for the update ring assignment

With the Assignment Filter a possibility was added to intune to make assignments more comfortable. This feature was first available for configuration profiles and then for apps. With the service release 2107 Intune has enabled the assignment filters also for update rings. What are assignment filters and how can you…

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Enable Tab groups in MS Edge Chromium

Tab groups are a useful feature in the Edge browser that I have become very accustomed to and that makes my work much easier. Unfortunately, this feature is not yet active as default and is located in the ExpermientelIen features of the Edge browser. In this blog I explain how…

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Policy sets – a cool feature

Many companies have not only a standard service, where not all PCs have the same configuration profiles, standard apps,… have. Specialized services are often needed to meet the needs of different business areas. You can copy the configuration profiles and give them the name of the service so you know…

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Deploy a Win32 App with Intune (Cmtrace)

In this blog post I explain how to deploy a Win32 app via Intune. I have choos CMtracert because this tool is useful for troubleshooting and analyzing Intune logs. W32 applications must always be uploaded as .intunewin package. It is not possible to simply upload an .exe file. How to…

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Setup an Modern Kiosk PC

In this blog post I want to explain how to set up a Modern Kiosk PC. There are many use cases in companies where you don’t want to give the user complete access to Windows. Only one or selected applications should be allowed. Typical use cases would be: a device…

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Duplicate Device Configuration Profiles

There is often the use case that you want to duplicate device profiles to adjust this for a certain device group / use case or just to have a separation of the name for different device classes. There has been a user voice with over 1200 votes since 2017, unfortunately…

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Configure device categories

To group devices of certain departments or areas, Intune provides a function called Device Categories. These deivce categories have been available in Intune for a long time but are not really known by many. In this blog post we will take a closer look whats behind this function and what…

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Setup a Windows Autopilot test lab

Many companies today have a cloud-first strategy and are trying to move more and more on prem infrastructure to the cloud. This also includes the device management. With Covid 19, remote working was the new normal and many companies are facing the challenge of how to manage devices secure and…

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Welcome!!

my name is Jannik Reinhard and I have been working in the IT department of a large chemical company for multiple years. I am a solution architect in the area of mobile device management. Since IT is not only my job it is also my hobby, I spend a lot…

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