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Is there a way via either via Command Line, Regedit or Powershell to enable Local Computer and/or User Policies?

 

It would accomplish the same thing as checking/unchecking the boxes in this image:

 

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Is there (or is there going to be soon) a native control to enforce the default browser in Windows 10? Many of our staff change the default to IE, mostly out of familiarity with it, but then complain when our new apps don’t function fully in it...
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Will companies with third party MDM solutions as Airwatch, Mobile Iron or Xenmobile be able to use Modern Management and Autopilot? Is this solution exclusive to Intune?

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Hi Sergio,

   Other 3rd party MDMs will also be able to use Modern management & autopilot and anything we build into the MDM platform. In addition to designing this as a

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Ok, long one guys. 

 

Fault: on a very few occasions after a windows update, an AzureAD (pc is AzureAD joined)account, *I think the one that was logged in at the start of the update process*, after login will come up to a black screen with a mouse pointer,
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So we are a cloud only shop and mostly do development on Macs, but we love Azure and use Windows when needed. We don't actually have Windows running on any "real" computer, but use VMs. The only way for us to use these Windows "devices" is through RDP - w

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Hey guys,

 

Really digging the possibilities of Intune + AutoPilot. 

 

I am dismayed by the fact that I can't get a simple MSI to deploy via InTune's current app deployment iteration.

 

I realize the lid is on, but can anyone say when we might be able to expect

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Hi,

 

I'm pretty sure I have deployed MSI's with Intune previously, albeit as a test. From the Intune dashboard, they show up as "Windows Installer through MDM (*.msi)" app

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Hi,

is there a plan to make Spotlight manageable for Enterprise internal Imformation sharing?

 

I guess it's an extrem cool way to send out Company internal Informations to all Users.

 

Really interested in disable "Cloud" Spotlight and use internal Pictures a

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Can you clarify why should organizations use the Operations Management Suite (OMS) to manage PCs? Isn't it for managing cloud services? What OMS capabilities are free?

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OMS started as a service for managing cloud services and with the additon of Windows Analytics it is now extended to support PCs. The reason we have Windows Analytics in ... Read More
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Half of my users are joined to my local domain, and the other half (who don't come in the office) I've joined to Azure Active directory instead.  I would like to eliminate the local AD completely if possible for PCs (not servers).  I have a series of ques

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Hi Thomas, Great to hear that you are joining some of your devices to Azure AD. Answers to your questions below:

1. Yes, what you say is possible. However, you can use Win

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Does anybody know a manner to stop downloading/ installing all the apps from the Microsoft Store as soon as an user logs in to the store (Xbox, Skype, CodeWriter etc)?
I`m doing some testing with Azure AD join and Intune MDM, but when a device is joine

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Do you use Windows Store for Business, we have this and enforce a policy from intone which will only display your private store.

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Device Health, the newest solution in the Windows Analytics suite, lets you know about common issues that your end users might experience so that you can proactively remediate those issues and prevent unnecessary support calls--for example, devices that c

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Have just pushed these WorkplaceID out to a subset of devices for testing.

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I just did a Feature update to Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 Creators update via SCCM using servicing on my custom Win10 Enterprise 1607 image.  This caused Internet Explorer 11 to become corrupt and not launch correctly when trying to launch it via shor

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I have 10 pro. ie 11 worked fine until I joined the insider program. Now, very load a page I get the error message to debug or close. After it recovers the page, all is f

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Is there plan to implement Activation of Office Suite via MDM which is a natural extension of MDM's current ability to activate WIn 10. Again our scenario is for air-gap environment where we are already using on-prem MDM for management and trying to move

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You can manage and distribute Office Applications using Intune MDM.
Hope this may help
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We would like to control user options with Group Policy (i.e., Lock Screen, Logon Screen, etc.). This now seems to require Windows 10 Enterprise. We have purchased new units with WIndows Pro Licenses, but cannot currently move to WIndows 10 due to these l

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Windows 10 Enterprise only can be purchased thru Volume Licencing. No re-imaging necessary, you can perform product key change and reboot the PC. 

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/windows-10-edition-upgrades

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This now official, Current Branch, Current Branch & Long Term Servicing Branch for Business are replaced by Semi Annual Channel and Long Term Servicing Channel.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2017/07/27/waas-simplified-and-aligned/

 

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What's the most elegant and sustainable means by which to first customise and second deploy Windows 10 Pro to several PCs, all of which have identical hardware; individual Windows licences and; the same software and configuration requirements?

 

I'm trying

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I'm wondering about the autopilot:

 

1) Does this work with set up school PCs?
2) What happens if you don't have internet access when signing in?
3) Which OEMs support this?

4) can existing devices be added to the autopilot?

5) What are updates like on Win 10 S

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I installed the script on a test box. What is the command needed to create the actual CSV file?  

 

Install-Script -Name Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo 

Then what? 

 

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I've read you need to deploy Intune as well as SCCM in order to fully manage devices in your organization. But I just learned SCCM cannot manage Win 10 S. How does this w... Read More

Adding to the answer around existing devices being added to AutoPilot:

- you can use the sample script to harverst the Device IDs: https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo/1.0/DisplayScript

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4)  Yes, existing devices can be added to Windows AutoPilot using the Microsoft Store for Business.  You can upload a CSV file with the hardware details.  To collect thes

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AutoPilot refers to a collection of modern deployment solutions. Under this umbrella, there is a deployment solution for setting up school PCs.

For any AutoPilot solution

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There appear to be 0 picture viewing app from Microsoft in LTSB since Photo Viewer is not included (Modern UI app) and WIndows Essential has been deprecated. Would greatly appreciate if MS can include a default picture app in LTSB

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We came across the same issue and used the following solution to restore the photo viewer

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14312-restore-windows-photo-viewer-windows-10-a.html

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What is the recommended approach to manage/update Modern UI apps (e.g. Calculator, Photo Viewer) in an air-gap environment with no internet? Previously we were told to set up a set up internal store with azure federation? Honestly our organisation don't h

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Imagine a school where they want Chrome as a second browser with some very specific extensions installed. Currently this can be done with GP packs specifically for Chrome

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We are seeing issues with our ISV and Security tool vendors having issues keeping up with the feature build cadence. It seems like they are lagging behind at least 30 days after a release and many not offering full support until CBB/Broad. This is problem

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Our goal is to ensure that critical enterprise apps are compatible 30 days prior to every new Windows 10 semi-annual release and we are deeply engaged through our partner... Read More

We have passed this on to our Compatibility team in Windows and Devices Group and will respond as soon as we have more to share.

I'd love to see some offical documentation on some of processes going on behind the Windows 10 Start menu. Some of it isnt very intuitive and I've never seen it written down. For exmaple:

  • If a shotcut exists in multiple subfolders within C:\ProgramData\Mic
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Hey Jack,

 

For your examples - any particular reason you're looking for that information. Usually we try to focus on broad scenarios in our documentation.

As for the 2nd

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Thanks for the feedback. I will pass this on to the docs team. 

Hello,

 

shell i use MDT 8443 or SCCM CB to Deploy Windows 10

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MDT=One-time deployment solution SCCM=Deployment + On-going management solution SCCM + MDT = Most robust and customizable deployment solution

Depending on your requirements. We use for all customers ConfigMgr. You have more options with ConfigMgr and MDT is from my point of view only for OSD.

 

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If you have ConfigMgr current branch, you should use it - you can integrate MDT with it if you want. If you don't have ConfigMgr, you can use MDT. Many ConfigMgr customer... Read More

Can you provide details on what (and when) you are looking to do to improve the feature update experience?

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I would like to see add-on language packs and keyboard stick and not need to be re-added.
We are constantly improving the feature update experience. With Windows 10 1703, we partially fixed the "apps come back" issue. With the next feature update, we'll fix th... Read More
Faster (obviously), Smaller (obviously), better job of carrying over custom user settings (e.g. ..default mouse settings).....
What specific improvements would you like to see?

What is the Microsoft Intune feature called "Sidecar"? It's coming with the Windows 10 creators update and supposedly designed to handle complex MSIs? And why is Microsoft internally favoring Intune over System Center Configuration Manager?

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Hi Kurt, 

 

We currently don't have public information to share for it and we do plan to publish a blog about it soon, and I will provide a link to the blog once it's pub

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In the last time we hearing about MDM or DSC , but nothing about Group Policy development. 

Have you change the focus and the Group Policy as a technology will not be develop any longer in any really meaning way?

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Hi Kazimierz, We still support group policy and in fact you can see that most new Windows 10 security features have both group policies and MDM policies added. There are ... Read More

For some reason we have sometimes multiple objects in ConfigMgr. They're not merged. One is a manual entry created from Service Manager, one is a Heartbeat discovered and the others are from the Group Discovery of the AD. Any ideas? CM 1610.

2017-07-25 18_54_42-ConfigMgr (Workplace) _ Microsoft Teams.gif

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Hey Alain,

for my understanding: Service Manger is 1st creating an entry based on UUID? 2nd you deploy the machine in CM and create account in AD? 3rd the AD account is ad

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We will need more information in order to understand what is going on here, please file a case with customer support.

what is the best way to deploy a 3rd party app on an AAD joined laptop with full intune client installed,  from the beginning!  my most difficult example is an EXE that can auto install with command line switches.  how can I create a "package" and what is

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It's 10:00 a.m. and our Windows 10 management AMA has come to a close. Thank to all who joined us today! We will put together a summary of what was covered during the AMA and share it here.

 

We hope you will continue ask questions, share tips with each o

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What about the small/medium businesses? We’re a small municipal gov’t, about 250 users, can’t afford the Enterprise goodies for the most part. We do use MDT (for WX Pro), we are working towards Office 365 (already have O365 Exchange/Outlook set up so do h

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Margaret, for organizations with less than 300 users we just announced Microsoft 365 Business a couple of weeks ago. It includes Office 365, a simplified version of Intun

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Sorry if this isn't relevant here but I thought maybe someone knows.

 

When using RDS RemoteApp and Desktop Connections I know that if you use Group Policy to create the connection it becomes the "Default" connection which then allows file type associations

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Have you configured the certificates and GPOs in a right way? You can follow this link: https://blog.alschneiter.com/2014/04/28/how-to-deploy-remote-desktop-services-2012-r2-certificates-unsing-internal-ca/

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Can we get a moment of silence? :) Will there be any way to still get access to classic paint? We have some LOB that are not liking new version.

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Hello,

 

Any documents to deploy Windows 10 with WIP

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Yes Windows Information Protection

There's some good stuff here (assuming you mean WIP is Windows Insider Program :) ): 
https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/update/waas-windows-insider-for-business

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Hi Omar, I'm guessing you mean Windows Information Protection, correct?

Occationally an update will intorduce a new problem into the system.
For instance, "KB4022716 black screen with flickering cursor after unlocking".


Is there anywhere to get a list of known issues with releases?

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We update https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-info.aspx for every feature and quality update release. You can click on the KB article link to find more on... Read More

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Any document how to prepare Windows 10 Gold Image Steps also i would like to VM insted of physcial Computer

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I mean my image keep in VM and do snapshot in case I need to change to avoid Sysprep Counter

Courtesy of our good friend Aaron Czechowski:

 

An Oldie but a Goodie 

 

That said this is old documentation and is not being actively maintained. This isn't strictly "Mo

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Hey Omar, Where are you looking to prepare the image? Also, what do you mean by VM instead of physical?

Why is there still not a way to set file type associations via Group Policy?

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Is the DISM export the recommended method now and not the GPP option that was suggested above? I'm trying the GPP option with Windows 10 1607 now and not seeing it work a

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Hey Joe, the standard way would be to configure file assoc. and export it to a file that can implemented into GP. Some more info can be found here : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/dism-default-application-association-servicing-command-line-options... Read More
Are you looking for something different? Would love to understand
Hi Joe, we do have the group policy for this and we also added a MDM policy recently for this. http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/09/how-to-use-group-policy-to-change-open-with-file-associations/ Read More

Just 10 minutes to go. Get your questions in!

 

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nice photo, a bench of talent people
Hi guys, any upcomming Events like this planned?
Can't even fit everyone in the room in the photo! Get your questions in before we wrap up :)

Is the intent of WICD tool to replace MDT or to do you see both serving a purpose?

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Windows Configuration Designer and Windows AutoPilot are designed for new devices - it's much more efficient to transform new devices into ready-to-use org PCs instead of... Read More

Will the Management team be implementing a version of Windows 10 that is more suited to a business environment?

 

One where there are no games, controlled ancillary applications? 

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All Windows 10 SKUs contain the same list of apps; there are no plans to change that. But you can remove any of the in-box apps using PowerShell, MDM, and other methods. ... Read More
You can use management tools or PowerShell scripts to remove any applications that your enterprise does not want on your devices. Starting with the Creators Update the ap... Read More
Would like to see this role as well. Where consumer experiences, privacy, location and cloud services are off by default.

you can customize your image also microsoft they will release Windows 10 Workstation Soon


 

I see that WCD has undergone some changes recently to move away from image/disc creation for installation, and instead to be a configuration package generator. 

When deploying Windows 10, what is the recommended method? Should we be using VLSC media with W

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There are modern deployment techniques such as Windows AutoPilot and Windows Configuration Designer that don't use images - instead, they use and transform the preinstall

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Hello

i have a question which Windows 10 Version i have to use

Windows LTSB or Windows 10 EE or Windows 10 S for Large Company

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Michael, would you use LTSB ConfigMgr when you have to deploy Win10 LTSB (Industrial Computers)?
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Hi guys,

During servicing from a CB Built to another one you have to reinstall all the installed MUI language packs. It would be nice to have a TS step which is detecting all the currently installed LPs and servicing the new ones for the new CB build. Any

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Hi folks,

 

Yes we are totally aware that the LP servicing story right now has some gaps. Closing these is on the roadmap but we don't have a public timeline for this jus

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Thats what we do also :-)
We are running a PoSh script for detection and fill Task Sequence variables later used for triggering the installation, same for Features on demand (e.g. .Net 3.5)

Would upgrading from Win10 1507 to 1703 be approximately 30-90 mins as well? Is that upgrade path supported or would the system need to be upgraded to 1607 first?

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Yes, the length of time is consistent regardless of what release you are starting from. Yes, you can upgrade directly to Windows 10 1703. (Note that Windows 10 1507 is no... Read More
yes you can in-place upgrade directly from 1507 to 1703, the upgrade time is approximately the same
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You can use the Desktop Bridge. The usual steps are to start by packaging you Win32 app into a appx package. From there you can start adding Win10 functionality to the ap... Read More

How can we do this so that Patch Tuesday updates are automatically approved and installed on any new bare metal devices we deploy an image to using Config Manager 1702?  Could we also enable Express Updates so that these new machines can be patched faster

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I can't talk much about your specific scenario, but I think SCCM allow you to apply update (OS updates) to your image (WIM) before deployment.  If you install software in

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You have a couple of options here. Automatic Deployment Rules (ADRs) are able to deploy approve and deploy updates, but often customers choose to phase this rollout to va

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Hi Dedric,

    Are you asking if we can add Win32 apps to the store?

Will the Management team be implementing a version of Windows 10 that is more suited to a business environment?

 

One where there are no games, controlled ancillary applications? 

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At my place of work we join our machines to an active directory domain.  I saw that Windows 10 Autopilot does not yet support this.  When it does, will there also be support for using SCCM to continue to manage our workstations?  We are not ready for InTu

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Also, you can continue to choose to manage your devices with SCCM if that works best for you.

We are working on this - extending autopilot to domain join the device. The device would be enrolled into MDM, joined to domain and also registered in AAD

Hi, I was wondering what is the expected time to perform an in-place upgrade like 1607-1703? Looking for ballpark estimate for average enterprise domain joined computer.

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Would going from Win10 1507 to 1703 be approximately the same time frame? Is that upgrade path supported or would the system need to be upgraded to 1607 first?
Typically this takes 30-90 minutes - it varies based on a lot of factors (machine speed, hard drive type, network performance, etc.).
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Hello

I know this is a W10 AMA, but the right team members are here.

 

Are there any timelines for supporting Mac/Linux management with the Client Management Gateway in SCCM?

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We don't have any timelines to share on Mac/Linux clients through CMG at the moment. Feel free to file it through our UserVoice site - https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas Read More
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