Different Autopilot Hardware Hashes from the Same Device

If you're in the business of collecting Hardware Hashes for Autopilot device registration, you may have noticed that the hash from a device can change when you collect them at different times. How is this possible? Isn't a hash supposed to be unique to each device? How does a hardware hash change if none of … Continue reading Different Autopilot Hardware Hashes from the Same Device

Configure Auto sign-in and Sync for OneDrive with Intune

Protecting user data is a pretty big deal, and some of the most common places users store their "important stuff" is in their Documents folder, Pictures library, and of course, the Desktop. We can easily configure these "Special Folders" to be synchronized to their own cloud storage in Office 365 without needing to install anything … Continue reading Configure Auto sign-in and Sync for OneDrive with Intune

Configure Auto sign-in and Sync for Edge with Intune

As the Spartan version of Edge is gradually being replaced with the new Chromium based edition of Edge, it's a good time to start deploying and managing this new browser which will soon become the default browser starting with Windows 10 20H2 which should land in just a couple months from now. With features like … Continue reading Configure Auto sign-in and Sync for Edge with Intune

Enable BitLocker Silently using Autopilot and Intune

When deploying a new Windows device using Autopilot, one of the first desired configurations is often to use Intune to automatically enable BitLocker on the Operating System Drive using TPM, and to save the recovery keys in Azure AD.  Here's how to do just that, along with a description on why to use each setting. … Continue reading Enable BitLocker Silently using Autopilot and Intune

Windows 10 Device Management vs Device Identity

When it comes to managing Windows 10 devices, it is important to consider the Identity relationship of that device. It is a topic that is often quickly glossed over where there are many assumptions which can lead to confusion, especially when terms like "hybrid" start getting mixed into the conversation. Here's a relationship grid that … Continue reading Windows 10 Device Management vs Device Identity

Deploy an AD and ConfigMgr Lab in Azure IaaS

Using an Azure Template it is fairly easy way to deploy a fully ready-to-use Active Directory environment complete with the Current Branch of ConfigMgr (SCCM) and SQL using a template. This is a big time saver as it lays the foundation of infrastructure components automatically.  It also means we don’t have to build any physical … Continue reading Deploy an AD and ConfigMgr Lab in Azure IaaS

Setting IP addresses on a UAG DirectAccess Server

NOTE: I have written a much more comprehensive guide on UAG DirectAccess that you can find on my Concurrency Blog. This particular article has also been updated and can be found there as Part 1 of the series. DirectAccess is pretty cool stuff, but getting started with it might send your head spinning if you … Continue reading Setting IP addresses on a UAG DirectAccess Server