Troubleshooting Windows 10 Intune Policy Failures

Quick brain dump today. One of our customers recently reached out with an issue where a policy for Windows 10 wasn’t applying correctly, and we were returning a very unhelpful error message “-2016281112 Remediation failed”. Unfortunately, the Remediation failed error message is all that is returned by the client when we issue the SET command…

Support Tip: Intune App Protection Requires Modern Authentication Enabled for Skype for Business

Posted over at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/intunesupport/2018/01/11/support-tip-intune-app-protection-requires-modern-authentication-enabled-for-skype-for-business/ In May 2017, a Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update was released, enabling “Hybrid Modern Authentication” for Hybrid and On-Premises Skype for Business customers. Modern Authentication allows customers to enable many modern security features, such as Azure Active Directory Conditional Access or multi-factor authentication. It also enables the Intune App…

Android 7 (Nougat) Removes Remote Password Reset

It’s fairly well known across the mobile/MDM industry that Google removed support for resetting an Android 7 devices passcode/password from within a Device Administrator granted app. But for whatever reason, Google has not documented this change particularly clearly. So here it is! For any Android Nougat device, the only way to reset a device password/passcode…

“Discovered apps” node in Microsoft Intune on Azure console

In the new Microsoft Intune on Azure administration console, there is a new “Discovered apps” node available for each MDM enrolled device. There’s been some recent confusion around what we should expect to see in here. The Discovered apps node is a direct reflection of the devices discovered apps at the last Hardware Inventory time….

Intune on Azure Migration Blocker Guidance

A couple of months back, the Intune Support team posted a list of technical blockers that may result in a delay for your Intune tenant to be migrated to the Intune on Azure portal. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/intunesupport/2017/03/17/intune-migration-blockers-for-grouping-targeting/ The blog post has been very popular, as many customers were not aware of configuration issues causing delays in migration….

Getting Started with Microsoft Intune for Education

HUGE announcements in the Education space yesterday, with the very exciting release of Microsoft Intune for Education. Intune for Education offers a streamlined management UI for IT Pros in Education, as well as integration with your schools Student Information System (SIS) to create/manage your groups. Getting started is quick and easy. First, browse to https://intuneeducation.portal.azure.com…

Install Firefox v52 Extended Support Release to continue managing Intune Silverlight console

With version 52 of Mozilla Firefox released, the default installation has disabled support for NPAPI plugins. This means you will no longer be able to administer Microsoft Intune via the Firefox browser. https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Problems-with-add-ons-plugins-or/Why-do-Java-Silverlight-Adobe-Acrobat-and-other-plugins-no/ta-p/31069 Thankfully, Mozilla do have an Extended Support Release (ESR) version. So to continue to use Mozilla Firefox to manage Microsoft Intune Silverlight,…

Connecting to Exchange Online with PowerShell

Really quick one for y’all today. Working with Intune, I’ve found myself becoming a bit of an Exchange SME. Blocking email, authentication types, EAS vs EWS, the list goes on. Anyway, I find myself having to query Exchange Online configuration all the time. Here’s a three line PowerShell script that will connect you to your…

ConfigMgrDogs top 5 posts of 2016

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Deploying an appxbundle with dependencies via Microsoft Intune MDM

When creating a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, there are three basic dependencies that are included in even the most simplest of apps. If your app is more complex (which it most likely is!), there may be many external dependencies required for the app to run. If you don’t install these dependencies prior to installing…