Microsoft Entra – An Overview

Woke up to a nice little surprise from Microsoft this morning. Microsoft Entra. At first glance It looked like they have bundled the Identity and Access related products in to one portal and provides access via https://entra.microsoft.com According to Microsoft, this is a single pane of view for all Identity and Access related solutions, which … Continue reading Microsoft Entra – An Overview

Use Conditional Access Policies to Securely Register Security Information for MFA and SSPR

Hello there! This week I thought I will write one more article on Conditional Access Policies. As you know setting up an access policy is easy and it is basically mandatory to have one or more polices now, but you may have internal polices where anyone who is registering for MFA must do that in … Continue reading Use Conditional Access Policies to Securely Register Security Information for MFA and SSPR

How to use Log Analytics on Endpoint Manager

Ever since I learned about KQL I'm obsessed about it and what it can do in Azure Log Analytics space and this is my attempt on plugging another service to Log Analytics to experiment with the logs. KQL has proven to be a clever tool when it comes to dig deeper in to Log Analytics. … Continue reading How to use Log Analytics on Endpoint Manager

How to Setup Endpoint Manager RBAC

Welcome to another MEM article. Today I'm going to talk about an essential component of Microsoft Endpoint Manager where a lot of admins ignore or fail to configure. As your team grows or if you planning on outsourcing tasks to a different team of admins, a MSP perhaps, it is vital to configure correct RBAC … Continue reading How to Setup Endpoint Manager RBAC

FIX and Thoughts on Autopilot Pre-Provision Error 0x80180014

It was one of days where you get these sort of errors just after completing a task. That big ol' unsatisfying red screen with an error. This time it was We couldn't finish MDM enrollment. Error 0x80180014 At 1st glance, though the Reset button will fix the issue. However it didn't. It resets the machine … Continue reading FIX and Thoughts on Autopilot Pre-Provision Error 0x80180014

How to Migrate Group Policies to Microsoft Endpoint Manager using Group Policy Analytics

Hello again. Today I'm writing about the MEM Group Policy Analytics feature which is still in preview, and how you can inspect your local GPOs and migrate them to MEM. Why you ask? Organizations whether the are big or small, if they are managed by Active Directory domain service, chances are there are Group Policies … Continue reading How to Migrate Group Policies to Microsoft Endpoint Manager using Group Policy Analytics

How to Use KQL and Azure Log Analytics to Inspect Azure AD Sign-in Logs?

As you may already know KQL has become the standard for querying large data sets in Azure Log Analytics space. When you have thousands of users who are in Azure AD and when you have MFA and other Conditional Access Policies setup, next thing you will see is tons of sign in logs, activity logs, … Continue reading How to Use KQL and Azure Log Analytics to Inspect Azure AD Sign-in Logs?

How to Easily Configure Google Chrome Policies via Microsoft Endpoint Manager?

I would say this is a long time coming and Admins can take a bit of a rest without looking for the Google Chrome ADMX files and updating the custom OMA-URI content whenever the ADMX updates.The good news is Microsoft Endpoint Manager has the relevant Google Chrome policy settings within the portal! This is a … Continue reading How to Easily Configure Google Chrome Policies via Microsoft Endpoint Manager?

How to configure Remote Help using Microsoft Endpoint Manager

I think it's too soon to compare Remote Help with a tool like TeamViewer because Remote Help feature with Microsoft Endpoint Manager just went on GA this week. I was looking at this option for quite a while and finally got time to test and write about it. Remote Help app and Quick Assist appRemote … Continue reading How to configure Remote Help using Microsoft Endpoint Manager

How To Map a Shared Drive Using Microsoft Endpoint Manager Instead of GPOs

Welcome to another MEM how to article. Among Microsoft Endpoint Manager's wonderful capabilities I see this as a big win towards promoting it's modern device management capabilities. This will simply supersede the local AD, OUs and GPMC that used to manage drive mappings to user sessions. Update [03 Sep 2022] Microsoft have recently announced the … Continue reading How To Map a Shared Drive Using Microsoft Endpoint Manager Instead of GPOs

How To Create and Usages of Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) Device Filters

MEM device filters finally came out of preview to General Availability (GA) and lets see why we need to use device filters. What Device Filters Does? This helps the Endpoint Manager policies to apply in a more targeted manner. This feature is similar to the setting up targeted GPO assignments or probably GPO loopback processing. … Continue reading How To Create and Usages of Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) Device Filters

Two Ways To Enable Hybrid AAD Join Mode For A Controlled Deployment

When you planning (of course you are!) to bring the local AD joined Windows workstations to Microsoft Endpoint Manager/ Intune, one of the first things you need to complete is a Pilot/ controlled deployment to understand the end result, Hybrid AAD Joined state's features and what options will be opened for you to test and … Continue reading Two Ways To Enable Hybrid AAD Join Mode For A Controlled Deployment