Supporting the unsupported platforms

This week is all about supporting the unsupported platforms. More specifically, working with the limitations of the platforms that are unsupported by (parts of) the Microsoft 365 solution. Those platforms are Chrome OS and the different Linux distributions. Often those platforms are around in an organization during the introduction of a Microsoft 365 solution. In many components of the Microsoft 365 solution, those platforms are currently not supported. Think about Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise, Microsoft Intune, Conditional Access and so on. Basically nothing is really working and/or supported on those platforms at this moment. From that perspective Chrome OS is maybe even worse than the different Linux distributions. That doesn’t mean that there is no story at all. In this post, I want to …

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How to install clients on Linux computers, when the Site Roles require HTTPS communication in ConfigMgr 2012

About four years ago I did a post about installing the ConfigMgr client on a WORKGROUP computer, when the ConfigMgr Site is in Native Mode. On the certificate side of it, this post will have a lot of similarities with that post. Installing a ConfigMgr client on a Linux computer is a nice challenge, when the ConfigMgr site is configured to require HTTPS. I think I am not the only one working with ConfigMgr and only uses a little tiny bit of Linux. So to make this process for everyone a bit easier I wrote down these four steps for implementing the correct certificates and installing the ConfigMgr client on a Linux computer. Of course these same certificate configuration steps can also be used for …

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