Ensuring the Device Name for Windows Intune managed devices is set to Serial Number

A while ago, I wrote a blog around Restricting the Local Admin group with Intune.  In that blog, I mentioned some scenarios where certain Windows Autopilot configurations may not have worked correctly for one reason or another.  That blog focused on the Local Admins group, but I did note the device Computer Name, so I thought I would follow up with a blog on this. I have mentioned in a past blog that I am a fan of using the serial number of a device as its Device Name in Intune.  The Windows Autopilot deployment Profile is a great and simple…

Deploy DMG app to Intune managed macOS devices

Earlier this year, Microsoft released the public preview of Intune DMG deployments to managed macOS devices. This has been very timly with the work I’m currently doing with macOS devices. The documentation sets out how to do this, but I thought I would document my experiences with this type of deployment. The first thing I gathered is the detection method.  This can be done in multiple ways. If you have a macOS device, start by mounting the DMG image file On the app, I right click and selected Show Package Contents In the Contents folder, there should be an info.plist…

Set Desktop Wallpaper for macOS Intune managed devices

Recently I blogged about configuring the device name of an Intune managed macOS Device. Following on from this, I thought I would share how I was able to deploy a desktop wallpaper image to Intune managed macOS devices. If you’re already deploying wallpapers to Intune managed Windows devices, then you will most likely have a wallpaper image in a publicly downloadable place (Azure Blob storage etc.). but if not, you will need to set this first. Because I am already deploying and setting a wallpaper image for Windows devices, I will use the same wallpaper image and URL for deploying…

Set Device Name to Serial Number for macOS Intune managed devices

Recently at work, we started to introduce some new Apple macOS devices.  As part of enhancing the employee experience, I decided to incorporate Apple Business Manager to help with onboarding macOS devices along with improving management of these devices with Intune. I’m planning to blog a bit on some of the basic configurations to get these devices going, but as I haven’t blogged in a while, I wanted to do a quick one on two useful configurations (the second one will come in my next blog post). I’m a big fan of using serial numbers as a naming convention for…

Installing Windows ‘C release’ updates with Intune

Today, Microsoft released the Windows 11 January 2022 Preview (or ‘C release’) update.  This update fixes a crucial VPN issue I have been assisting Microsoft with.  The issue it fixes is the stability of the Intune deployed VPN profile (every time the device syncs with Intune, the VPN would either appear or disappear). As ‘C release’ updates are not available via Windows Update for Business so I have a challenge to deploy this update to my Windows 11 users. I decided to take the .msu update file and wrap it as an Win32 app to deploy using Microsoft Intune I…