Devices Management: Azure AD Join vs. Azure AD Device Registration vs. Domain Join

For start, please read this article https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/trejo/2016/04/09/azure-ad-join-vs-azure-ad-device-registration/, there are details regarding these matters. So why am I writing these? As an IT professionals, we can read those technical articles, understand like MDM, MAM, ConfigMgr/SCCM, AAD, GPO, but customers don’t. When customer wants a device management solution, they often ask “What kind of devices management you can offer?” or… Read More »

How to set up Azure AD self-service password reset (Cloud SSPR)

I am happily notice this new feature of Windows 10 Insider preview: Recover pin and password from the lock screen. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/07/13/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16241-pc-build-15230-mobile/ Recover your pin and password from the lock screen:  Self Service solutions empower end users, unburden helpdesk/IT admins, and save organizations money. Cloud Self Service Password Reset (Cloud SSPR) has been a really popular Azure AD Premium… Read More »

First step into the “Cloud”

It has been a while since I last time use any Cloud services. Remembered last time when I tried register free trial Azure, Intune, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility, it was….complicate. I did found many instructions how to do that, first register this, don’t close the page, then register that..put your credit card, then register again… Since all… Read More »

Monitor ConfigMgr Task Sequence with Status Message Query

This is not about monitor Task Sequence Deployment status, it is about monitor Task Sequence itself. I use package ID instead of Deployment ID, because you might need to deploy same Task Sequence to many collections with different schedule, and you will have many deployments of same Task Sequence. I don’t want to create many queries for each… Read More »

Fix Windows 10 In-Place Upgrade Task Sequence infinity restart loop

We successfully did Windows 10 In-Place Upgrade for hundreds machines, but few of them went into infinity restart loop at the end. Troubleshoot wasn’t easy, especially do it remotely. Yeah, you are right, how to troubleshoot and fix a computer that reboot itself and also has bitlocker and bitlocker PIN? Sounds mission impossible, but WE DID IT!!! Make… Read More »

Duplicate users cause user-targeted mandatory deployment issues

Last friday one customer said their users didn’t get any applications from Software Center. So I started to check what is the issue, or if there is any issue. Applications are deployed to user collections as mandatory. Based on reports, applications are installed to some users successfully, there is no errors in the reports, but mostly shows just… Read More »

Manually cleanup Admin Console unwanted Software Updates

4 days holidays, and feeling a bit boring. So I decided to sync Software Update, and choose product “FeatureOnDemand”, I wanted to see what kind of updates will show up. And WHAT?! 618 LanguageFeatureOnDemand  – Windows 10 Insider preview xxxx blabla updates?! This is way too much, not mention that this is a test lab, and I am… Read More »

SCCM with iPXE UEFI boot without WDS server

This is a long post….hope you have energy to read. 😀 Dell has a really nice post about How to configure PXE booting over UEFI without using Server 2012 and Windows Deployment Services, you can read this here. In that post, sample is MDT. I am going to do a SCCM scenario. You can watch this video see… Read More »