Offboard Windows 10 devices of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

This week a follow-up on my post of last week. Last week was about onboarding Windows 10 devices for Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and this week will be about offboarding Windows 10 devices of Windows Defender ATP. For devices that are leaving the company, for whatever reason, it’s good to first offboard those devices of Windows Defender ATP. That will remove the Windows Defender ATP settings from the device and the device will stop collecting and sending data. In this post I’ll show how to offboard Windows 10 devices, via Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune, and I’ll show the end result. The steps in this post will be similar to the steps in the post of last week. Configuration Just like last week, …

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Onboard Windows 10 devices for Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

This week a blog post about onboarding Windows 10 devices for Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Windows Defender ATP is a relatively new service that will help enterprises to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks on their networks. In this post I’ll show how to onboard Windows 10 devices, via Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune, and I’ll show the end result in the Windows Defender Security Center and the Configuration Manager administration console. Configuration There are multiple methods available to onboard Windows 10 devices for Windows Defender ATP, Group Policy, Configuration Manager, mobile device management (including Microsoft Intune) and a local script. I’ll have a closer look at the configurations for onboarding Windows 10 devices via Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune. Create onboarding …

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Company Portal app enrollment for Windows 10

This week a small blog post about the Company Portal app enrollment experience, for Windows 10 Desktop devices, that has been recently added to the Company Portal app. This new experience enables the end-user to perform the enrollment procedure during the initial sign-in to the Company Portal app and aligns the enrollment experience with the other supported platforms.. This blog post will show this new enrollment experience, the new alterative enrollment experience and the end result. Main end-user enrollment experience Now let’s start by looking at the main new end-user enrollment experience on Windows 10 Desktop devices via the Company Portal app. This complete experience is nothing more than the following 4 simple steps. 1 The end-user opens the Company Portal app and is prompted …

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Deploy the commercial ID via Windows 10 MDM

Yeah, I had some problems this week with thinking of a title that would fit with the content. Usually I’ve got the title before I start with the content, this week not even close. The main reason for that is the fact that this weeks blog post is mainly focused on distributing the commercial ID that’s used for connecting Windows 10 devices to Windows telemetry related solutions, like Upgrade Analytics (preview) and Update Compliance (preview). As those features and terminologies are not that widely known, yet, using commercial ID in the title might not be very catchy. That being said, I used it anyway. This blog post will provide an introduction about what can be achieved by deploying the commercial ID, what the required configurations …

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Require multi-factor authentication for enrollment

This week’s blog post will continue about conditional access. However, this time I’m going to look at a specific scenario in which conditional access is the key to making it easy to solve. This week I’m going to show three options, well actually only two, for requiring multi-factor authentication (MFA) during the enrollment of a device. First I’m going through the different configuration options and after that I’ll show the end-user experience per configuration option. Configuration options Now let’s start by having a look at the different configuration options. When I’m looking at the different configuration options, I want to look a little bit further than just the Microsoft Intune enrollment. I also want to include the Azure AD join, as it’s a common additional …

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Managing Windows 10 IoT Core devices via MDM

This week a new challenge for a new blog post, managing Windows 10 IoT Core devices. The nice thing about Windows 10, even Windows 10 IoT Core, is the availability of MDM. The availability of MDM is what will help me with managing Windows 10 IoT Core devices. In this post I’ll go through the steps to create an enrollment profile to enroll Windows 10 IoT Core devices in Microsoft Intune hybrid. I’ll end this post with an overview of the end result in Configuration Manager Configuration Let’s start by looking at the configuration in Configuration Manager. To create an enrollment profile, for Windows 10 IoT Core devices, it’s required to provide a certificate profile and it’s optionally to provide a Wi-Fi profile. Create certificate …

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Managing Windows Defender via Windows 10 MDM is getting easier and easier

This post is an updated version of a blog post that I did one-and-a-half year ago about managing Windows Defender, of Windows 10, via OMA-DM. As I still get questions about that post and the OMA-URI settings that are used in that post, I thought it would be good to mention that easier methods are available nowadays. Starting with Configuration Manager 1610 and the Microsoft Intune standalone update around March/ April 2016, it’s simply configurable through the console. No need anymore to configure all those OMA-URI settings manually. Within this post I’ll provide a quick overview of the configuration options, followed by an overview of the end result. That end result will show how the configured settings simply translate to the known OMA-URI settings. Configuration …

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Automatic edition upgrade for Windows devices

My first blog post in this new year will be about the feature to automatically upgrade the edition of Windows devices. This is already possible, for a while, for Windows 10 devices managed via the MDM channel. However, starting with Configuration Manager 1610 this is now also possible for Windows 10 devices managed via the Configuration Manager client. In this post I’ll provide the general information and configuration settings that are applicable for Microsoft Intune hybrid and Microsoft Intune standalone. I’ll end this post by showing the details of the end result on a Windows 10 device managed via the Configuration Manager client. Think about details like how this is achieved and the relation to the MDM channel. Information The edition upgrade feature can be …

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Managing browser settings via Windows 10 MDM

This week a short blog post about managing browser settings via Windows 10 MDM. Most of these settings are not very special and are very well documented in the Policy CSP. However, the configuration of the home page is a small exception. Not just because the documentation is slightly off, but also because of an important change with the anniversary update of Windows 10. As most of the settings are very well documented, this post will be focused on managing the home page. I’ll provide basic information, the configuration information and show the end-user experience. Information Before starting about the configuration of home pages, via Windows 10 MDM, it’s good to mention a few important notes: Browser settings for Microsoft Edge can be managed; Browser …

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Windows 10 MDM and the MDM Bridge WMI Provider

This week another blog post about Windows 10 and OMA-DM, but this week will be short and different. Starting this week I won’t be referring to OMA-DM anymore, instead I’ll be referring to Windows 10 MDM. The main reason for that is change is to align with Microsoft. Also, it simply makes more sense. OMA-DM is the standards based protocol on which the Windows 10 MDM protocol is based. In other words, Windows 10 MDM is not exactly the same as the OMA-DM standards. Technically speaking it’s not wrong to refer to OMA-DM, but it simply makes more sense to refer to Windows 10 MDM. That being said, this blog post will be different for another reason. This week I’ll try to bring Windows 10 …

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