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Windows and Devices

Today I got a call from a customer that was playing around with OSD in System Center Configuration Manager and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). He wanted to know where he could find a list of all the Time Zones Names, so he could change the default “Pacific Standard Time” to something else. But where can you find a list of all the “TimeZoneName”?Instead of using some old reference list on TechNet or MSDN, you can simply use the good old Time Zone Utility (Tzutil), that can be used to view and manage available time zones.You can run Tzutil from…

Overview Technical Preview 1701 for System Center Configuration Manager has just been released, and a new hardware inventory class (SMS_Firmware) and property (UEFI) are now available to help customers determine whether a computer is configured to UEFI mode. When a computer is running in UEFI mode, the UEFI property is set to TRUE (1). Computers that are not started in UEFI mode will have a value of 0. This is enabled in hardware inventory by default. Windows 10 Security features Most enterprise customers want to move to Windows 10 to benefit from some of the great security improvements like Device…

Last month Microsoft released a new update for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and for the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3198158 This week I’m working with a customer on a new MBAM project, and after installing this update I noticed that the version wasn’t updated in the control panel, so I thought that something might have failed. 2.5.1100.0 = 2.5 SP1 2.5.1126.0 = 2.5 SP1 HF03 (December 2016) So I checked the logfile, but everything looked ok. And the registry information looks great too… The MBAM Server was updated as expected and everything worked just fine. Not 100%…

Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions earlier today @ MS TechTalks in Helsinki. Here are the links that we used during the presentation. Recordings should be available on Microsoft Channel 9 (I don’t know when). Managing Updates in the Enterprise PowerShell Script: Add-CMUsersPrimaryDevicesToCollection.ps1:k https://github.com/NickolajA/PowerShell/blob/master/ConfigMgr/Users/Add-CMUsersPrimaryDevicesToCollection.ps1 Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrdogs/2016/10/11/changes-to-software-updates-on-down-level-operating-systems-for-configmgr-admins/ Configuration Manager and Simplified Windows Servicing on Down Level Operating Systems: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/10/07/configuration-manager-and-simplified-windows-servicing-on-down-level-operating-systems/ Windows 10 and UEFI Inventory Secure Boot State and UEFI with ConfigMgr: https://miketerrill.net/2015/10/11/inventory-secure-boot-state-and-uefi-with-configmgr/ Power BI SCCM Templates: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sccm-solution-template/ Switch from Bios to UEFI seamless using Configuration Manager TS in 6…

This week Microsoft are kicking off the Cloud Roadshow event in Copenhagen, where you have the opportunity to meet me and many of my co-workers. So if you plan to attend the event, don’t miss the chance to visit our booth and talk to our experts about how we have helped our customers through the transition to the cloud. You also have the chance to attend my session about Windows 10 deployment features where Kim Kaae from Microsoft and myself, will tell you all about the new tools that can help customers migrate to Windows 10. Kim will do all…

What’s new in Windows 10 Enterprise: Increasing Security, Predictability, and Compatibility Experience the most innovative and reliable Windows yet! Windows 10 brings increased stability and predictability to your organization, while minimizing risk. Attend this free one-day training event to explore new servicing, security, and management features that enable corporate data access across devices and platforms while allowing you to maintain control over those devices. Join Microsoft MVP Ronni Pedersen and learn to: Help ensure application compatibility with new and legacy LOB apps with Microsoft Edge and IE 11. Implement security and identity capabilities through Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Hello/Passport, Device…

Thanks to all attending the Microsoft IT Camps on Windows 10 Enterprise features and management. Here are some pictures and notes/links that we used during the workshop. Additional Resources: Here is a list of resources that was used during the IT Camps: Innovation Series Training for Windows 10: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Innovation-Series-Training-for-Windows-10/ TechNet Evaluation Center: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ Active Directory Based Activation: https://www.ronnipedersen.com/2015/11/active-directory-based-activation-in-an-multi-domain-environment/ Office 365 Deployment Guide: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-e9f296fb Office 2016 Deployment Guide: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-dc4e6d04 Johan’s Hydration Kit for System Center 2012 R2: http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/149/The-Hydration-Kit-for-System-Center-2012-R2-is-available-for-download.aspx Blocking built-in apps in Windows 10 using Applocker: http://ccmexec.com/2015/08/blocking-built-in-apps-in-windows-10-using-applocker/ Manage Office mobile apps without MDM with Microsoft Intune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YPIGdAj8hc Enhancing managed mobile productivity:…

Hey Danes, November is your chance to get smart about Windows 10 in the enterprise. Join our deployment expert Ronni Pedersen as he tours our great nation to tell you all about why Windows 10 Deployment should be number 1 on your agenda. Bring your laptop, as this day will feature hands-on practical experience as well as real-life golden nuggets for your upcoming deployment project. Sign up today to secure your seat. 18/11-2015 in Lyngby: https://lnkd.in/ej2HrTf 19/11-2015 in Århus: https://lnkd.in/ez-gw6c Looking forward to see you there… /Ronni

With the release of Windows 10, more and more customers are starting to move from the traditional KMS based activation model to Active Directory-based activation (ADBA). In a single domain environment, the setup process is really simple, and a complete step-by-step guide can be found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn613828.aspx. But if you’re using a multi domain setup, you might see this errors when you try to Activate online. In this specific scenario, we had the KMS server installed the child domain, and new servers in the forest root domain was activated using a MAK key. This is not supported if you want…

Last week I had the pleasure of doing a joined presentation with Jens Ole Kragh about Windows as a Service (Windows 10) at the System Center User Group Meeting in Copenhagen. The session covered some of the things that should be conciddered if you want to implement Windows 10 in your Enterprise. Our Slidedeck is now available on SlideShare: SCUG.DK – Windows as a Service – September 2015 from Ronni Pedersen Should you have any questions regarding deployment Windows 10, don’t hesitate to contact me. Slides from all the SCUG.DK sessions can be found here: http://www.scug.dk/2015/09/08/slides-from-the-september-2015-user-group-meeting/ And here on Microsoft Docs:…

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