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  1. If you (like me) have used Quick Assist in the past you might be disappointed to know that the built in Windows 10/11 app is going to be killed off in the coming days and replaced with Quick Assist from the Microsoft Store.

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    If you start the Quick Assist app today you'll see something like this (taken from my Windows 11 computer).

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    the text below is taken from the official announcement.

     

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    Remote assistance with Quick Assist

    Quick Assist is an app in Windows 10 and Windows 11 that enables you to receive or provide assistance with your PC over a remote connection. The current built-in Quick Assist app is reaching end of service. 

    To keep your remote assistance sessions secure, you will need to download the new Quick Assist from the Microsoft Store.

     

     

    Why is this a big deal ?

    Well for a couple of reasons namely...

    • If you were supporting users in Windows Autopilot using CTRL+Windows key + Q, then that built in ability will be gone.
    • If your users are Standard Users (and they should be) then they won't be able to install the app from the Store as it requires local admin permissions. Below screenshot is from a Windows 10 vm running as a standard user.

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    • If the computer you are supporting has Store app issues (and that's a common problem, for example store apps not working after a Cumulative update was installed and waiting on a reboot).
    • The new app uses characters as well as numbers, and that might confuse some people

     

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    Ironically, the new Store apps provided instructions say nothing about the fact that the user has to download the Store app to get support.

     

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    Give the security code to the person you’re helping and tell them to follow these steps:

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    Open the Start menu go to Windows Accessories -> Quick Assist or type Quick Assist in the search bar and select the Quick Assist app to launch it.

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    Accept the privacy policy, if prompted.

    3.

    Enter the code provided in Code from assistant and click Share screen.

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    Verify that the person trying to help you is who you expected and accept the request.

    Wait for your devices to connect.

     

     

    Some think this is a good thing as it means only admins can install the remote assistance app, but I think it'll just push people towards alternatives

    What are your thoughts on this ?

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  2. Introduction

    This video is a quick look at the Migrate to the cloud app. The Migrate to the cloud app is a Powershell based solution delivered via Software Center in Microsoft Configuration Manager, that takes your domain joined, ConfigMgr devices and migrates them to Intune management and converts them to Windows Autopilot devices in the process, all done without data-loss and minimal user interruption or downtime.

    You can check out the video here.

    I'll be posting a blog post or two covering how to implement this in your own environment, watch this space.

     

  3. i don't have a lab in your state to test this on as mine already has bitlocker management enabled, so please go ahead and create a test bitlocker management policy, doing so will put in place things like bitlocker management services in IIS, back when this was first released in 1910 we had to run powershell scripts to get reports, but it's all integrated now

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  4. Cybercrime remains one of the biggest threats worldwide, according to a new report from email
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    40% of all incoming emails pose a potential threat

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    As the primary means of communication for business, email is one of the main gateways for
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    any type of malware.


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  5. nope you don't need to export, it's all down to what is in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V which is where by default hyper-v stores it's configuration info about virtual machines,

    now is the time for you to change how you create virtual machines and modify that path to store the configuration in the same folder as each vm.. like this...

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    otherwise that info will be stored in the default path on C:\ and if you lose that partition all that info will be lost

    at least that's my guess (in your case)

    can you check your vm's and see do you see any files like this ?>

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  6. have you tried using the import option in hyperv, point it to the folder where you have the original vms and let it do the magic, this will only work if you had ALL the files in that location, for example D:\Hyperv\vm1 and so on,

    by default, unless you change it hyper-v usually tries to store some snapshot and other configuration info in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V  if i'm not mistaken... so if you haven't got a backup of that it might be difficult

  7. personally I would setup technical preview virtually, in it's own self contained lab, that's how i do it, it's fully pki, with ad01, cm01, issuing_ca and webserver servers, self contained with 3 clients, that allows me to test everything safely

    but back to your issue, have you configured client installation properties as these properties are published to Active Directory Domain Services and used during the client installation process.

    the ccmsetup.log on the clients will reveal how your clients were installed... start looking there

  8. 5 hours ago, OwenL said:

    Hi,

    i have a few clients non domain joined that i want to manage with sccm, i've done all the usual configuration ( I think) but when i install client on workgroup machine it doesn't talk back to the site server.  There are no FW blockages so ports are open Boundaries as setup.

    So can anyone tell me step by step how to do this so i can go over it in case i've missed something?

    TIA

    take a look at this topic, it's old but it will give you some ideas i hope

     

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