You may have noticed when installing Office 365 via the Click to Run installer you get a popup like this for each user. You will no doubt have seen many methods to make this go away, however in my testing none of the popular suggestions actually work, like: Setting key for OptInDisable in SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\General Setting key … Continue reading Suppress Office 365 "First Things First"
To disable Microsoft Edge first run you have to jump through a few hoops. Luckily i've done this for you. Many blogs state that you just need to change the value of "IE10TourShown" in the following: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main] However this is not enough. To fix edge you need to set these values. https://gist.github.com/padgo/a1d3075d311ec4b7055cbf743d660c60 I deploy … Continue reading Disable Microsoft Edge First Run
Hi All Direct Access users, If you experience clients who have not been able to ever connect to direct access, it may be because the initial GPO for Direct Access was never processed 100% successfully. Please perform these troubleshooting steps. Open command prompt and enter: reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters If you see this: This means … Continue reading DirectAccess Troubleshooting
Oh Microsoft.. you mysterious beast. I was recently informed by one of my Techs that he could not enroll a Windows Phone to our Hybrid Intune/SCCM setup. I found this quite strange as nothing on our end had changed significantly, well other than updating my SCCM to 1602 a few weeks prior. I tested a … Continue reading Windows Phone 8.1 Will Not Enroll To Intune
Here is a script that will list you all Exchange users with a specific ActiveSync policy, it will link the users to their AD objects and list their Mobile Number if present. Hopefully this helps someone.. https://gist.github.com/padgo/8ae39664e395bdb95e3395899d5cca8c Cheers, Dan
Beware! I got a notification on my SCCM server that it was failing to get updates, checked the logs and was presented with this.. note the date started...The behavior was the WSUS service was stopping itself for no apparent reason, windows logs showed: "The WSUS Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 4 time(s)."So … Continue reading Warning! KB3148812 breaks WSUS server!
I always use a HTA (UI++) for my SCCM Task Sequences to fill a lot of variables at the start of the sequence, however i was recently asked to make a Zero Touch (ZTI) build for Windows 10 for a specific department. This is a pretty simple request however the main hurdle was dynamically setting … Continue reading SCCM OSD Computer Name – PowerShell Script
Hi All, There is a bug in BGinfo that some of you may have noticed which causes the applied wallpaper to be tiled even though bginfo is set to "stretch" mode. This occurs on windows 8/10 where you have the following setting set to more than 100% : This problem would happen even if … Continue reading Workaround for BGInfo Tiled wallpaper on high resolution screens
Hi All, I put together this simple PS script that will generate a message box with a friendly message that your TS has failed. It will then auto launch your SMSTS.log file with CMTrace and add a Task Sequence variable of "TSFailed" which you can leverage as a step in your Task Sequence if you … Continue reading Powershell: Pause SCCM Task Sequence with Message Box, Auto launch SMSTS.log
Hi All, I needed a basic script to backup my task sequences on a schedule. Using PowerShell to back up your Task Sequences is a much faster way than manually doing it through the console. See below code: https://gist.github.com/padgo/bc60b09e4e78880923df Save the code above to a ps1 file, put on your SCCM server and set up … Continue reading Backup SCCM Task Sequences With Scheduled Task+Powershell