IT Consultant Everyday Notes

Just some problems/solutions storage

Windows 10: How to create/deploy provisioning packages

MIcrosoft published a nice article here:


Note: to use your package with SCCM utilize icd.exe command line in script.

Azure: StoreSimple videos

Intune: Microsoft Application links for IOS and Android

Joe Kuster compiled a list of links we can use with Intune to populate Corp Portal with MS apps. Thank you Joe!


Microsoft Word:

Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft PowerPoint:

Microsoft OneDrive:

Microsoft OneNote for iPhone:

Microsoft OneNote for iPad:

Microsoft Intune Managed Browser:

Work Folders:

OWA for iPhone:


RD Client:

Sunrise Calendar:

Office Lens:

OneDrive for Business:

Office 365 Admin:

Office 365 Message Encryption Viewer:

SharePoint Newsfeed:

Office Sway:

Dynamics CRM:

Azure Authenticator:



Office Delve:

RMS Sharing:

Office 365 Video:



Microsoft Word:

Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft PowerPoint:

Microsoft OneDrive:

Microsoft Intune Managed Browser:

Microsoft Intune PDF Viewer:

Microsoft Intune Image Viewer:

Microsoft Intune AV Player:

Microsoft Office Hub:

Office Lens:

Microsoft Account:

Sunrise Calendar:



Remote Desktop Client:

Lync 2013:

Office Remote:

Keyboard for Excel:

OWA for Android:

Office 365 Admin:



SCCM: Intune and SCCM–ways to do MDM

found a nice article on Technet clearly explaining when you may want integrate Intune and SCCM and when use Intune as a standalone product:

Windows 10: Manage built-in applications

Nice article about installation/removing built-in Windows 10 Apps:

Azure: How to add W10 VM


Our company has MPN subscription to Azure. For some reasons Microsoft decided not to add Windows 10 template to Gallery and I needed to do it manually.

Josh Heffner has a nice description of the process.

I created a 10GB OS disk. It is quicker to download, but VM disk need to be expanded. I used the following procedure to resize the VM OS disk;

NOTE: I am using version 0.9.7 of Powershell Azure Module. Earlier versions may not support the disk resize.

Assuming Azure PS model is already installed.

1. I sign-in with my Microsoft account using Add-AzureAccount

2. Checked my Subscriptions using Get-AzureSubscription

3. Select subscription using Slelect-AzureSubscription “Microsoft Partner Network”

4. Check available disks using Get-AzureDisk | ft Label, AttachedTo, DiskName –AutoSize

5. Extend OS disk of my windows 10 VM using Update-AzureDisk –DiskName <DISKNAME> –ResizedSizeInGB 120 –label TinyVMOS

Note. The VNM must be in “StopppedDeallocated” state. You can Shutdown VM from Azure Console or from Powershell. Shutdown from OS itself is not enough.

Note 2: It tool 10 min between shutdown and the moment powershell command recognized that and proceeded resizing.


SCCM: Use CSV file to introduce a new machine to SCCM


Most commonly CSV file is used in the following format (optional SMSBIOS GUID is omitted between two commas):



We can actually add headers to get it more readable



If you are planning to use the new machine in REPLACE scenario with USMT you can create necessary association automatically by adding an old computer name to the CSV. Do not forget to capture user data from that old computer before you try to restore them to the new one! Smile

Name,SMBIOS GUID,MAC Address,Source Computer



Note: if you use headers in CSV file do not forget to select the checkbox in Import Wizard:



Windows Server 2016: Guides, including Nano Server

Applocker: How to block built-in Apps

Jorgen posted a nice information on the subject

SCCM 2012 R2 SP1: Boot Image issue

I recently upgraded my SCCM 2012 R2 infrastructure to SP1.

As the first step I uninstall ADK for Windows 8.1 and installed ADK for Windows 10. This is not a requirement, but I found it is much easier to replace ADK during SCCM upgrade than change it later.

I followed this guide for upgrade.

Upgrade passed smoothly, but I noted 64-bit boot image was not upgraded and still showed an old (Windows 8.1) version. I tried to update it from SCCM console, but that attempt failed.

So, I found this article recommending to set exceptions in Antivirus for c:\windows\temp\bootimage folder and <ConfigMgr Instalation folder>\osd\boot folder. After that I could create a new image for 64-bit platform, but still could not fix the default one.

Kent Agerlund recommends to re-copy winpe.wim  from ADK to replace both boot.wim and boot.<PakageID>.wim files and after that RELOAD the proble boot image. I did it and found I am missing a bunch of tabs when open Properties of a boot image! including one with reload button.

Fortunately I found another article describing how to reload the image using PowerShell. Thank you Justin, you wrote your script just in time!

Here is Justin’s script (be sure you replace site code and Package ID):

# ################# DISCLAIMER
# Microsoft provides script, macro, and other code examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not
# limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This script is provided ‘as is’ and Microsoft does not
# guarantee that the following script, macro, or code can be used in all situations.

# Replace line 9 with your SiteCode
# Replace line 10 with the boot image PackageID to Reload

$SiteCode = “PR1”
$BootImage = Get-WmiObject -Namespace “root\SMS\site_$($SiteCode)” -Class SMS_BootImagePackage -Filter “PackageID = ‘PR100003′” -ErrorAction Stop


I also need to set Exectution policy to allow the script to be ran:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope Process -ExecutionPolicy Bypass

As soon as the script finished necessary tabs reappeared in SCCM console right OS version was indicated for the boot image and I could distribute the image to DPs successfully.


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