Windows Update for Business (WUfB) Challenges in Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) with Microsoft Intune

Introduction: In recent weeks, I was working on a project to transition devices from Citrix VDI to the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) platform, managing all AVD devices using Microsoft Intune as the device endpoint solution. While the AVD devices had the SCCM (MECM) agent installed, I encountered a noteworthy issue with Windows Update for Business…
Configuration profiles Visibility in Intune – Unveiling Equivalent Tools to rsop and gpresult

Introduction: Microsoft Intune provides efficient way to deploy configuration settings across device fleets, offering reporting capabilities for successful, failed, or not applicable status for specific configuration profiles. However, understanding the applied settings on a per-device basis and identifying the governing configuration profile can be challenging. To see a list of configuration profiles that assigned to…
Troubleshooting Active directory users and computers mmc console on Entra (Azure AD) Joined devices

I have recently converted my hybrid Azure ad joined device to an Entra joined device (wipe the device and use autopilot) . While most tasks worked seamlessly, I encountered an issue with accessing the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC console. This blog post outlines the problem and provides a simple solution. After successfully converting…
Navigating the Windows Update for Business (WUfB) Maze: Unveiling Fun Facts!

If you've been following Aria Carley on Twitter (X), you're likely familiar with the intriguing world of #funfacts. Aria Carley, a Program Manager for Windows Update for Business at Microsoft, regularly shares insights about the realm of Windows Update for Business (WUfB). Her Twitter feed is a filled up with valuable information, and in this…
Managing Windows 11 Updates: Downgrading from 23H2 to 22H2 using remediation and Safeguard hold Policies

Introduction: Microsoft has recently rolled out Windows 11, Version 23H2, which is available as an enablement package for Windows 11, Version 22H2 OS. For more information https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/whats-new-windows-11-version-23h2 In this blog post, we'll discuss a scenario where a customer needed to downgrade from Windows 11 23H2 to 22H2 for internal security reasons. Additionally, we'll explore the…
Powershell script – Extract the device inventory data in Intune using Microsoft Graph

In a modern organization, managing Windows devices can be a complex undertaking. Fortunately, Microsoft Intune offers a suite of powerful tools that streamline device management, ensuring your endpoints remain secure and compliant. However, the need often arises to retrieve specific data from Intune for a list of devices. For example, you might want to validate…
Enhancing End-User Experience in Windows Update for Business using Intune

If you are managing windows devices using SCCM, you know the level of control it offers for the reboot experience through the client settings and the timely notification of impending reboots. SCCM excels at ensuring users are well-informed about scheduled tasks, with toast notifications that are hard to miss. However, when transitioning your Windows patching…