Category: management

  • Enabling BitLocker In Silent Mode Using the Settings Catalog (2023)

    Enabling BitLocker In Silent Mode Using the Settings Catalog (2023)

    There are many blog posts and articles online about the old way to configure silent BitLocker. These used a template that Microsoft added to Intune. Since March 2023 BitLocker has moved (along with lots of other configurations) to using the Settings Catalog. Often the settings are similar and you can take a old blog post…

  • Adding App Tokens To Intune From Apple Business Manager  (VPP)

    Adding App Tokens To Intune From Apple Business Manager (VPP)

    Documentation on this process is hard to come by. Either Microsoft says “download the Apple Business Manager location token (Apple VPP token) for your account” but does not say how, or other documentation covers other bits of the process, but not this step. So, how do you download and create a Apps Content Token so…

  • Managing Hybrid Exchange Online Without Installing an Exchange Server

    Managing Hybrid Exchange Online Without Installing an Exchange Server

    In April 2022 Microsoft finally released the ability to manage Active Directory synced attributes (Hybrid Identity) to Azure Active Directory for Exchange without a full Exchange Server installation. Instead, you install the Exchange Management Tools (EMT). You need to install Exchange Server 2019 CU12 or later to do this, and you either uninstall your existing…

  • MFA and End User Impacts

    This article will look at the various different MFA settings found in Azure AD (which controls MFA for Office 365 and other SaaS services) and how those decisions impact users. There is lots on the internet on enabling MFA, and lots on what that looks like for the user – but nothing I could see…

  • Missing the Message Tracking Log Explorer in Exchange 2013? Not anymore‚Ķ

    Exchange 2013 has removed a number of user interfaces that existed in Exchange 2010, one of them being the Message Tracking toolbox utility: In Exchange 2013 you can search for an individual messages in the Exchange Control Panel (https://servername/ecp) by selecting mail flow > delivery reports. But this tool requires you to specify the source…