Monthly Archives: September 2015

Starting discussion: Intune or SCCM

Hi All, I’d like to start this post saying that this is my only opinion and may/may not be the same opinion as Microsoft or any other person and it is based on my experience working on a series companies over the years (from many sectors of the economy and from many countries) So, let’s start. I often get this question, Should we use Microsoft Intune or SCCM? and just few times, they say, should we integrate Intune with SCCM or use it stand alone? Before answering this question, we need to know a bit of the history. And let’s start with SCCM. SCCM born in 1994 as SMS (or System Management Systems) as the same says, it was a system created to manage systems and was created in a 4-6 years update cycle, what I mean by that is that Microsoft release a new version every 4 to 6…

W10-Customizing Lock Screen

Hi All, With windows 10, actually, since Windows 8, Microsoft changed the way you could change the Lock screen (or logon screen for some). Today, you can do it via computer GPO(Administrative Template -> Control -> Personalization -> Force a specific default lock screen image). As you can imagine, you need to have the same screen resolution on your environment or you cannot use this setting properly, or you may have many GPO’s, one for each screen resolution that you can get and have WMI filter. As you can imagine, this is probably the worst option as it will be difficult to manage. Anyway, I have created a PowerShell script (below) that will help you. This PowerShell will check the current resolution and copy the correct wallpaper to the correct folder (where the user has rights to write/modify) on each logon. So you always have the latest version for the…

SCCM Automation with PowerShell – after the Webinar

Hi All, thanks everyone that joined me on the SCCM Automation with PowerShell – back to basics webinar. 1st of all, i’d like to apologize for the audio and video issue that some of you had. We received less than 1% complain and we’re working to make sure this will not happen again. I also would like to apologize for the lack of time we had and we’re not able to run the FAQ as we had planned. Anyway, i hope everyone enjoyed and if you’re not able to view the recording, you can access it clicking here The PowerPoint and scripts can be found here, they are in a zip format I would also take this opportunity to answer some of the questions related to the webinar: 1-Can we make executable of this script? Yes, it is possible to create .exe file from a powershell file. a free solution…