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  1. Hi We recently rolled out a bunch of Windows 10 1607 machines, but during the TS we had removed the Windows Photos App. We have since realised that this was a mistake and want to reinstall it on the affected machines. I have spent the past week trying to figure out how to do this using Add-AppxPackage & add AppXProvisioned package, but to no avail. Get-AppxPackage does returns a list of apps, but Photos isn't one of them, so I cannot pull the install location of the package from there (as is suggested by most of the internet). I have also reied using the location in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps, but I have getting some sort of prerequisite error. VCLibs appear to be installed, so it cannot be that. Does anyone have any idea how to do this? Many thanks Con
  2. Hi Has anyone attempted to implement Wake On LAN in Current Branch yet? So you need to install Intel SCS integration, but reading through the documentation there seems to be a lot of prerequisites and component options. So, I was wondering if anyone had any real world experiences about the installation/configuration of it. Thanks Con
  3. Thanks Garth This more or less confirms what MS told me, including the fact that the certificates and registry keys relevant to Intune are not backed up. My big concern here is, if I have to do this, what happens all my enrolled devices. Do they all need to be re-enrolled? MS seems to think so, which leaves a big gap to bring in 1000+ devices. Thanks again for the info Con
  4. Hello Does anyone have any experience with restoring ConfigMgr with Intune Hybrid? I would like to know if I need to reinstall the Intune connector and re-enrol all my devices. I've had a call with MS about it and they tell me that it has never been tested, and is not supported as result. It seems crazy to me that this scenario has never come up before Thanks Con
  5. Hi I'm setting up Out Of Band management on my server, but when I try to configure it, it is telling me that I need to use an universal groiup. I have already verified that the group is universal, but I am still getting the error. Has anyone seen this before? Thanks Con
  6. Hi Airka Glad to hear go got it working. be sure to update with any findings. As an update to my earlier post, I did fond that my Task Sequences no longer showed any errors, once I integrated MDT correctly. I have read that if you use a side-by-side migration, that you can not migrate the collections. Can anyone confirm this, or offer a solution? Con
  7. Thanks Danny Now that I look closer, I think you are correct. I have a 950 that has come up with the correct naming. I will need to check if the policies are getting to the W10 phones. The are enrolling, but I don't have one on-site at the moment to verify with. Con
  8. Hi I am looking for a good way to run a script in powershell, to detect my site from an XML. We are currently using MDT to do this, but we cannot be completely automated due to the fact that we often build our machines on a central site and ship them out. This this end, I am putting together an XML file to pull the default settings as below. I'm happy with the 2nd (locale)section and how I can use it, I'm not sure how to approach the first section, pulling the gateway out and assigning the 3 letter site code. We have a lot of subnets of each site, so if I can list all the subnets, then assign the site code, that's how I would do it. My XML file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?> <Settings> <DefaultGateway> <10.10.14.1> <Site>DUB></SITE> </10.10.14.1> <10.10.15.1> <Site>"DUB"</Site> </10.10.15.1> <10.10.16.1> <Site>MUC</Site> </10.10.16.1> <10.10.17.1> <Site>MUC</MUN> </10.10.17.1> </DefaultGateway> <Locale> <DUB> <TimeZoneName>GMT Standard Time</TimeZoneName> <KeyboardLocale>en-IE</KeyboardLocale> <InputLocale>1809:00001809</InputLocale> <UserLocale>en-IE</UserLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <CountryCode>353</CountryCode> <SystemLocale>en-IE</SystemLocale> </DUB> <MUC> <TimeZoneName>W. Europe Standard Time</TimeZoneName> <KeyboardLocale>de-DE</KeyboardLocale> <InputLocale>0407:00000407</InputLocale> <UserLocale>de-DE</UserLocale> <UILanguage>de-DE</UILanguage> <CountryCode>49</CountryCode> <SystemLocale>de-DE</SystemLocale> </MUC> </Locale> </Settings> This is my Powershell script. Obviously, I've trimmed it back to just echo the results od the OSDSystemLocale to the console before creating my full-on Task Sequence script: [xml]$ConfigFile = Get-Content "c:\temp\Settings.xml" $IPConfig = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration $DEFGateway = '10.10.14.1' $DefaultGateway = @{ OSDSite = $Configfile.Settings.DefaultGateway.$DEFGateway.Site } $LocaleSettings = @{ OSDSite = $Configfile.Settings.Location.$SITE.Site OSDTimeZoneName = $Configfile.Settings.Location.$SITE.TimeZoneName OSDKeyboardLocale = $Configfile.Settings.Location.$SITE.KeyboardLocale OSDInputLocale = $Configfile.Settings.Location.$SITE.InputLocale OSDUserLocale = $Configfile.Settings.Location.$SITE.UserLocale OSDUILanguage = $Configfile.Settings.Location.$SITE.UILanguage OSDCountryCode = $Configfile.Settings.Location.$SITE.CountryCode OSDSystemLocale = $Configfile.Settings.Location.$SITE.SystemLocale } Write-Host $LocaleSettings.OSDSystemLocale Any tips on how I could/should do this? I'm deliberately trying to avoid the MDT database, due to the amount of manual changes we end up performing on it. I have a feeling I may end up falling back on it for the site detection at least. I'm just trying to automate as much as I can, but still give the tech a time limited option with a posh script to select an alternative site. Thanks Con
  9. Hi All In ConfigMgr hybrid, is anyone else seeing this issue, where and enrolled Windows 10 phone is now named "Windows Phone"? Previously it was named "Firstname.Lastname_WindowsPhone_12/15/2015_09:09 AM". Does anyone know of a way that we can revert to the old naming convention? Thanks Con
  10. Hi I attempted this in my lab yesterday. I ran into some issues due to the SQL version (2008), also my OS was 2008R2, which wasn't ideal. Anyway, I had some big problems trying to upgrade SQL, so I decided to change the approach - I decided to run a site restore instead. I will itemise my steps below. Please excuse if there is anything I missed, as I am typing this from memory. So my existing ConfigMgr VM looked like this: Win 2008 R2 SQL 2008 ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 MDT 2013 Update 1 Preperation: I backed up my DB via site maintenance. If you want the most current backup, go to your system services and run the SMS_SITE_BACKUP and wait for it to complete before copying the files to an accessible share. If you store your Sources folder on the same site server, make sure you copy it to an accessible location also. It may be also worthwhile backing up your WSUS and MDT databases. *Note, I did not do this myself, so not sure if it is recommended or necessary. I can see the benefit of backup the MDT more than WSUS. Backup any custom reports you may have, and copy them to an accessible network location. I have found ReportSync useful in the past. *Note, I did not try this during this test as I did not have any custom reports on my test server. Disconnect the VM from the network, or power it down completely. I left mine online with disconnected NIC, in case I needed to reference anything Recovery: I built up a new VM with the same name and spec as the original, but using Win2012R2 and SQL2012 (I didn't have a copy of SQL2014 handy) Joined the domain. I did not use the same IP address, although you may prefer to. Copy sources files back to same location on the server and share out with same permissions. Obviously, as long as the path to the sources folder is the same as the original, then you can actually store them anywhere on the server and share from there. I then used the ConfigMgr Prerequisites Tool (https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ConfigMgr-2012-R2-e52919cd) to install prepare the machine for ConfigMgr install. Make sure to also install ADK 10 using the PreRequisite tool Installed SQL 2012 manually. You can also use Niall's script provided here: http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/topic/13368-how-can-i-install-system-center-configuration-manager-current-branch/ Because my ConfigMgr version was 2012 R2 SP1, which means that I could not run a recovery directly in 1511. I had to first recover into version 2012 SP2, using the SC2012_SP2_Configmgr_SCEP, available here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-and-endpoint-protection . If you are currently running an older version you will need to recover to that first, then upgrade to ConfigMgr 2012 R1 SP1 or ConfigMgr 2012 SP2. Unfortunately I did not record my recovery steps, but it is fairly straightforward to do a site recovery if you are familiar with ConfigMgr in any way. Once the recovery was complete, I was then able to perform the upgrade. Again, I did not record the steps, but it was easy enough once you have already gone through Niall's guidelines in his main post. So far, everything looks good. I have noticed some minor issues browsing through my existing task sequences, but I suspect this could be due to the fact that I have not configured MDT yet. EDIT: Nickolaj A has a good write-up on the upgrade process here: http://www.scconfigmgr.com/2015/12/04/upgrade-to-configmgr-1511-in-your-hierarchy/ I hope this helps. I will update this post on any further findings as I come across them. Con
  11. Hi Niall Great post as usual. So how does this differ to using the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer supplied in the ADK10? Is this not a tool we should be using to for this purpose now? Thanks Con
  12. In the past I have done this in the unattend.xml file, there is some info about it here I've not tried it in Windows 10, I believe there are some differences with the Win10 unattend files. Maybe someone else on here can elaborate on that. Con
  13. Thanks Peter I was able to apply the setting from the XML file eventually. I think my issue was 1 of 2 things: either I did not have the phone in supervised mode correctly or it was something to do with the "deployment time" bug in SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. I suspect it was the latter because, I'm 99% sure I did have it in supervised mode correctly. Thanks again Con
  14. Thanks Peter, I feared that this was the case. Does anyone know if it possible to do this with the Apple Configurator (.mobileconfig) file? From what I've read, it should be possible, but I cannot get any joy here. Con
  15. Hi I am trying to manage my IOS devices with Intune and I want to lockdown the likes of iMessage, Facetime etc. I have found the relevant OMA setting (allowChat) on the Apple developer site (https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/featuredarticles/iPhoneConfigurationProfileRef/Introduction/Introduction.html), but I am unsure of how to add this setting to the Configuration Item. I have tried using an OMA URI setting with the "allowChat" and "False" rule, but to no avail. Is there a longer string I need to use? Is this not possible on IOS (I suspect this is the answer, but hope not)? The deployment monitor just tells me that the device is non compliant. Is it possible to achieve what I'm trying to do or am I wasting my time? Thanks Con
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