Everyone who has enrolled a few devices with autopilot in his life and has encountered errors knows the problem that it can quickly be very cumbersome to find the problem why an enrolment fails. Especially when it comes to network endpoints that are not reachable it can be very time consuming to find them. To enroll a device with autopilot there are also some prerequisites that have to be fulfilled. To check this before the enrollment I have created a script that helps you to check these requirements.Read More »
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.Read More »
I have already described in one of my first blogs how you can set up an Endpoint Manager development environment and enroll Windows devices via Autopilot and manage them. Apart from Windows, you can also manage iOS, Android and MacOS very well with Intune. Apple offers a good interface (MDM Protocol) to manage MacOS devices, unfortunately not all options are supported with Intune. Also in the WWDC22 there was some great new features introduces.
MacOS support was added to Intune back in 2015. At that time, the management of Mac devices was still very limited – something that has changed in the meantime. The number of companies using Mac devices is growing more and more, as is the general market share of macOS compared to Windows. This was around 3% in 2009 and has risen to 15% today (2022). Of course, Windows is still in front, but a trend can be seen.
There is a lot of worthy blog that deals with the topic MacOS management and Intune:
- Comprehensive guide to managing macOS with Intune by Oliver Kieselbach
- Corporate macOS Automated Device Enrollment (ADE) to MEM/Intune by Hubert Maslowski
- Microsoft Intune Vs Jamf macOS Device Management Enhancements by Anoop C Nair
Just to name a few. Of course there are some great other blogs.
In this blog I want to give you a step by step guide on how to enroll a macOS device in Intune. There will be more blogs in the future with the topic of managing macOS with Intune.Read More »
For troubleshooting purposes it is helpful to change the log level of the Intune Management Extension. Since this has to be done in an XML config file of the IME and this can affect the function of the IME when inserting a wrong value. I wrote a script which make the change of the log level easy.Read More »
You may have noticed that, an autopilot hash looks a little different every time you create it. In this blog I want to show you how to encode an autopilot hash and display the content of it.Read More »
If an Intune device is not enrolled as a shared device or kiosk device, it always has a primary user. This creates a relation between the device and the user. This user is also used to license the device. This user only has the possibility to see this device in the company portal / company portal website and trigger certain self service actions. Also, while troubleshooting, an Intune admin can select this user in the Troubleshooting + support menu in Intune and directly see their devices.
The primary user is automatically added after the the enrollment of an intune managed device. It is possible to change the user to an other or remove this user to switch the device into a shared device.Read More »
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 and more new functions. According to rumors, we can soon expect support for Chrome OS (source: twitter).
This blog is the first blog of a whole blog series. In this blog series, I want to give you a tour of all the features that Microsoft Endpoint Manager has to offer.Read More »
In this blog I will show you a very simple way how to map a network drive with Intune.Read More »
For many users, the centered taskbar in Windows 11 is unfamiliar. To make the transition a bit easier for users, we’ll take a look at whether there’s a way to align the taskbar to the left like in Windows 10.Read More »
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 use them for the update ring assignemnts I will show you in this blog.Read More »