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System Center Configuration Manager Intune Co-management for Windows 10

According to Microsoft, most organizations are still using some combination of on-premises Windows Server Active Directory (AD) and System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) to manage their Windows devices. To simplify the transition to modern management, Microsoft designed a new feature called co-management. Co-management is a simple way to transition from ConfigMgr and AD to a [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:45:51-05:00November 20th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on System Center Configuration Manager Intune Co-management for Windows 10

Configure Workstation BIOS with SCCM to Take Advantage of Windows 10 Security Features – Part 2

In my last blog, I provided the recommended configurations that should be in place in order to support advanced Windows security features.  This blog provides the task sequence details on how to convert machines from BIOS to UEFI mode. Configuring the BIOS on HP workstations with SCCM Download the BIOS Configuration Utility (v4.0.25.1 is the [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:46:50-05:00July 16th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Configure Workstation BIOS with SCCM to Take Advantage of Windows 10 Security Features – Part 2

Configure Workstation BIOS with SCCM to Take Advantage of Windows 10 Security Features – Part 1

Before building Windows 10 workstations, you need to be sure that you have a strong hardware configuration that can support advanced Windows security features. Recommended BIOS configuration for secure Windows 10 devices Below are some of the firmware configurations that will support the optimal security configuration for Windows 10: Intel virtualization for Direct IO or [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:47:08-05:00July 9th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Configure Workstation BIOS with SCCM to Take Advantage of Windows 10 Security Features – Part 1

Testing Windows 10 Enrollment in AutoPilot

In a previous blog, we outlined the benefits of Windows AutoPilot: Leveraging Windows AutoPilot for Device Provisioning It this article we describe how you can test enrolling an existing device with Windows Autopilot. Test Enroll an Existing Windows 10 machine with Windows AutoPilot In order to register devices, you will need to acquire their hardware [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:51:22-05:00March 14th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Testing Windows 10 Enrollment in AutoPilot

Windows Defender Application Guard

Windows Defender Application Guard is a new capability included in the Windows 10 Enterprise Fall Creators update that, once enabled, can prevent browser-based attacks. Microsoft states that 90% of attacks come from phishing via malicious links in e-mail. Windows Defender Application Guard leverages virtualization and Hyper-V to isolate processes running in Edge from Windows. Windows [...]

By |2018-12-18T12:09:25-05:00December 4th, 2017|Security Solutions|1 Comment

Leveraging Windows AutoPilot for Device Provisioning

Today, it takes a lot of time to build and maintain customized operating system images. You might also spend a considerable amount of time applying these custom operating system images to new devices to prepare them for use before giving them to your end users. The Windows AutoPilot Deployment Program simplifies device provisioning. With Microsoft [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:53:32-05:00November 15th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|1 Comment

Manage Windows Local Administrator Passwords with LAPS

Management of the Windows Local Administrator is notoriously difficult and fraught with security risks. Traditionally, organizations have had to balance speed or convenience with good security practices. We want to provide our IT staff and end users with flexibility so that they can move fast, but this often leaves organizations vulnerable. You’re likely familiar with [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:54:48-05:00August 23rd, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Manage Windows Local Administrator Passwords with LAPS

Windows 10 Creators Upgrade with Microsoft SCCM

The Windows 10 Creators Update includes new innovations, features, and security capabilities. It is an exciting release, but upgrading all your workstations can be a challenge. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) can help to control and automate the upgrade process called Windows 10 Servicing. What's new with Windows 10 Creators Update Microsoft Edge Improvements [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:56:48-05:00May 19th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Windows 10 Creators Upgrade with Microsoft SCCM

Deploying the Click-to-Run version of Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus Using SCCM

Among the many changes that IT Administrators face when moving to Office 365, deployment of the Office suite tends to raise the most questions. Is Office 365 Pro Plus the same as Office Pro Plus? What is Click-to-Run? Do my users need to download Office from the Office 365 portal? Do I still have [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:57:43-05:00April 12th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Deploying the Click-to-Run version of Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus Using SCCM