SCCM | Powershell Detect in User Context

When deploying applications to users there always comes a time when you need to detect an application is installed whilst in the user context. It becomes abit of an issue when checking files and folders exist in the users profile as by default SCCM runs with administrative privileged and not as the user. I’m sure […]

Powershell | Configure Focused Inbox O365

One of the most annoying features Microsoft has enabled was the Focused Inbox within O365. Although you can configure transport rules to send mail directly into the focused folder it does open a possibility for missing, potentially, important emails. Managing this feature is relatively straight forward but does have its limitations. You can configure Focused […]

Powershell | Connecting to Skype Online with MFA

We’ve recently migrated to Office 365 and have started to use Skype online as our new IM software. As with everything Microsoft, there allowing less and less configuration option through Group Policy and moving towards Intune and application specific policies through Azure itself. With Skype, Exchange, Security & Compliance and some of the other tools, […]

SCCM | Export Index from a Multi OS ISO

Downloading a new ISO from Microsoft, your realise that the ISO actually contains multiple versions, for example Windows 10.ISO contains Education, Enterprise, Pro, Education N, Enterprise N and Pro N (N usually meaning the Korean version). I’ve notice two cons for deploying a Multi OS image: Applying updates can take longer as it needs to […]

Powershell | View AD Schema Version

We’ve currently been implementing Windows Hello for Business. One of the pre-reqs was to extend our AD schema to Server 2016. This is how to view what your current AD schema is set to. Logon to a domain controller Open Powershell ensuring to run as administrator Type in the following code: Get-ADObject (Get-ADRootDSE).schemaNamingContext -Property objectVersion […]

Powershell/AD | Show Full Names from Usernames

When exporting from certain applications, the destination format isn’t always acceptable. Although the script below is basic and can be extended on its show the method of showing users full names with their username input. The information is imported via a TXT file into AD, the username is searched in AD and then shows the […]