SwissSkills some thoughts about this years competition

That's it. Saturday morning, the day after my SwissSkills 2018 competition in Bern. Waiting for a call to answer even though I know that my performance was not good enough to deserve a podium spot. Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It's the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill Update, 16.09.2018, the rankings … 

 

Deploy OneDrive KFM with Microsoft Intune OMA-URI

OneDrive KFM (Known Folder Move) allows you to redirect common Windows folders (Desktop, Documents and Pictures) to the users personal OneDrive. OneDrive Known Folder Move is the modern replacement for the well known folder redirection group policy. The deployment with Microsoft Intune allows you to trigger or automate the OneDrive KFM configuration for your end … 

 

Windows 10 1803 New MDM Policy CSP Settings

Hello. Long time no see. Finally I'm back with a new post. This time I created a nice little list with Windows 10 1803 New MDM Policy CSP Settings for the next Windows 10 release.  If you're not familiar with Policy CSP Settings - that are GPO Settings configureable over an Intune OMA-Uri Policy. Here's … 

 

Surface Hub Miracast Connection Error

Recently I had to troubleshoot a sticky Surface Hub Miracast Connection error for a customer. They were unable to connect to the surface hub from domain joined devices but a newly installed device from a blank Windows image was working as expected. I started Troubleshooting the Surface Hub Miracast Connection Error and checked all the points … 

 

Windows 10 1709 Cannot Access SMB2 Share Guest Access

After Upgrading to Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) I couldn't access my Synology NAS anymore. Therefore I started troubleshooting the Windows 10 1709 Cannot Access SMB2 Share Guest Access error: An error occurred while reconnecting X: to\\nas\dataMicrosoft Windows Network: You can't access this shared folder because your organization's security policies block unauthenticated guest access. … 

 

Power Shell Script Test Open TCP Ports

Recently I was troubleshooting ADFS connection issues when I discovered a nice little Cmdlet called "Test-NetConnection". With this Cmdelet you can verify TCP connectivity, in my case from a client to the ADFS server. The Test-NetConnection cmdlet displays diagnostic information for a connection. It supports ping test, TCP test, route tracing, and route selection diagnostics. Depending on the … 

 

Manage Local Administrator Rights Using Group Policy

 Manage Local Administrator Rights is a must? If you imagine users having local administrator rights it's a nightmare. They have (certainly) full control over their computer, and could do a lot of rubbish. To manage local administrator rights is definitely a must. Manage Local Administrator Rights The Active Directory Group Policies offer a great possibility … 

 

Power Shell Function Validate Object Properties Using ValidateScript

  Recently I was working on a Power Shell script with many custom functions. When I started to use Power Shell custom objects I wanted to be able to pass them to a function. So I faced the challenge of validating my object for all required properties and came up with this solution, using the … 

 

Managing Printers With PowerShell

managing printers Power Shell instead of VBScript? Sometimes it's necessary to add and remove specific printers to a computer. For example during a client deployment or when a user logs on. This post covers how to manage printers with Power Shell. The following Power Shell commands are supported with Power Shell version 4 and newer.  … 

 

Disable Java Auto Update During Installation

Disable Java Auto Update without registry modification? Recently i had to install Oracle Java on a Terminal server and was curious, if it's possible to configure the package that the auto update feature is disabled without any registry configuration? Custom configuration On the Oracle website i found a great article about the possibility to pass …