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Change the Azure Active Directory Sync Schedule

I finally I got some time to play with the new Azure Active Directory Sync tool and its configuration.

The installation was very straight forward. The step-by-step instruction are provided on MSDN. The administration tools and scripts are located in difference places compared to DirSync which was little confusing in the beginning.

Get Active Directory pictures in Windows 10

We have been working on migrating a customer from Windows 7 over to Windows 10. Our goal is to have Windows 8 and 10 clients pull the pictures from Active Directory to the users local profiles.

Office365 Safe Attachment Delay Report

Recently the Helpdesk have been getting cases about slow delivery times due to Office 365 ATP Safe Attachments. We have created a script to retrieve the data from Exchange Online, and then used Power BI to visualize it.

Uninstall all Java versions

I received an inquiry from one of my mid-size (100-200 users) customers today. They’ve been planning on implementing a new online service which requires the latest Java version.

The clients have a large quantity of outdated versions of Java, which needed to be uninstalled before we deployed the newest version.
They are currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8, so somewhat modern operative systems.

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Outlook 2013

Not all computers work better with hardware acceleration, especially those with incompatible drivers.

A couple of users contacted me asking about “white screens” and freezes in Outlook 2013. The simple solution is to disable the hardware acceleration…

Enroll in Azure AD with error 8018000a

Enroll in Azure AD with error 8018000a

The 801800A issue is usually caused by a Windows client thinking it has a enrollment to Azure AD in progress. It will not “time out” so you will have to manually fix this…

Office365 Safe Attachment Delay Report

Office365 Safe Attachment Delay Report

Recently the Helpdesk have been getting cases about slow delivery times due to Office 365 ATP Safe Attachments. We have created a script to retrieve the data from Exchange Online, and then used Power BI to visualize it.

SCCM Baselines: Update Compliance

SCCM Baselines: Update Compliance

There are numerous of ways to measure update compliance in an enterprise. Some prefer to just compare the compliance of a Software Update Group against a collection. The issue I’ve found with this is that when you release updates the compliance falls down to 0%…

Resetting Password for Specific OU

Resetting Password for Specific OU

I created a powershell-script which will reset the password of all users in a specific Organizational Unit.

I prefer to set unique high-end passwords for all users. If you prefer a more ‘user friendly’ approach simply…

Remove Orphaned ADMX GPO values

Remove Orphaned ADMX GPO values

A downside with the ADMX files is that when you update them, and the new files replace settings and values you end up with orphaned settings in your GPOs. In our example we had two orphaned registry values from a previous OneDrive ADMX.

Disable Windows 10 Automatic locking screen

Disable Windows 10 Automatic locking screen

We’ve been upgrading a customers environment… for one of their workstation configurations they didn’t want the computers to lock on idle, which is enforced by default.

MDT 2013 Set Computername with VBS

MDT 2013 Set Computername with VBS

Back in 2012 I wrote an article about dynamically setting a computer name during a Task Sequence. Here is my updated and improved script. I’m currently setting up a deployment solution running SCCM with MDT 2013…