Get Notified When You Have Group Based License Assignment Issues

I'm considered as a citizen developer and I know the ways to get some automation happening when it needed the most. This is one of them. This has been in my head for a while and I've seen this happening many times. SO thought to do some findings, playing around with the tools to come … Continue reading Get Notified When You Have Group Based License Assignment Issues

Windows Autopatch – 2. Deployment Rings, Security Groups and Device Profiles

In case you haven't seen the news, Windows Autopatch is now in Public Preview and I'm thrilled to write my 2nd post about it. Post 1 can be found below 1. Tenant Onboarding and Device Registration In this post I will talking about the main component of the feature - Deployment Rings and Device Profiles. … Continue reading Windows Autopatch – 2. Deployment Rings, Security Groups and Device Profiles

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

Pros and Cons of Using Microsoft Endpoint Manager Policy Sets Feature

What else can be a great feature in Microsoft Endpoint Manager other than bundling up all the policies and create that "Golden Image" type policy and assign it to the Device or User groups so from an Administrators perspective, you don't need to individually assign groups in to policies and apps and managing this will … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Using Microsoft Endpoint Manager Policy Sets Feature

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 its 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 app … 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. A reasonable assumption If you are using network shares … Continue reading How To Map a Shared Drive Using Microsoft Endpoint Manager Instead of GPOs

How To Set Defender For Endpoint To Work In Parallel When Defender Is Not The Primary A/V In The Workstation/ Server

EDR in Block Mode EDR stands for Endpoint Detection and Response. MDE has the capability to work in parallel to the 3rd party A/V running in the device. While this will not provide 100% of the tasks done by an A/V which includes real-time protection, it will help to report malicious activities.Because there is a … Continue reading How To Set Defender For Endpoint To Work In Parallel When Defender Is Not The Primary A/V In The Workstation/ Server