Use Endpoint Analytics to find slow internet breakouts

Users always complain that the network is slow. This can also be measured centrally using various network monitoring tools. However, this monitoring can only provide complete insight if the user is actually onsite in the corporate network. If the user is sitting in the home office and is connected to the internet via his own router, this is not always so easy. But there are also many other reasons why a user has a slow connection. It is not always due to the network. In this block I want to show you how you can test the speed of all clients regularly with a simple remediation script and upload it to a log analytics workspace to do some analysis.

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Company Portal System Tray Icon

It is difficult for support engineers to guide users to the company portal because the company portal is called differently depending on the system language. In german, for example, the Company Portal is called “Unternehmensportal”. To simplify this and make access faster I have written a small system tray icon. This icon is not only there to open the Company Portal, it also offers many other functions to simplify the troubleshooting process.

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Adding a Certificate to Trusted Publishers using Intune

Microsoft has described in a blog post (Adding a Certificate to Trusted Publishers using Intune) how to create a custom config profile to get a certificate into the trusted publisher store. Since there are several manual steps to read the thumbprint from the certificate and encode it to a base64 string I wrote a script that does all this for you and automatically creates a new configuration policy.

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Delay Windows Update pending reboot with toast notification

Who does not know the situation when you come back from vacation and the computer wants to reboot after an update installation. However, it is extremely important from a security point of view that the system is always up to date. How about a solution that updates are always installed directly, but gives the user a little more time to read emails and reboot the device only when it fits for him. Another example is when a measurement or other process is running on the computer for several hours or days. Also here it would be really bad if a reboot interrupts this measurement. In this blog I show how you can delay the reboot after an update installation but still remind the user of the reboot and give him the chance to do it when it suits him.

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