Lars Lohmann

Edge Insider and group policy support

I have been using the Edge Insider (Chromium), for awhile and I am impressed. You can find the download here https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download/, and not only for Windows 10 as shown here: We now also have a preview of an admx file (Policy settings). You can find the preview here https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Discussions/Early-preview-of-Microsoft-Edge-group-policies/m-p/693929/thread-id/5164 The

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Mindcore Tech and SSPR follow-up

Yesterday at our Mindcore Tech meeting, one of our test sceneries did not work as expected. We did not get the reset password option on the Windows 10 insider build. http://blog.mindcore.dk/2019/03/azure-ad-password-reset-on-login-screen.html The reason behind was “just” some missing configuration in the lab we build during the meeting In order to

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Connect Microsoft Store for Business with Intune

This time let’s try to connect Store for Business with Intune and deploy the Company Portal to all users. First thing to do is to register Store for Business, so sign in to https://businessstore.microsoft.com using the same tenant account you use to sign into Intune. Select Manage: Click Settings –

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Office 365 ProPlus and Proofing Tools

This is a quick post about a question I often get – How do we install extra Proofing tools together with Office 365 ProPlus? In the early days of Office 365 C2R we did not have the option to install individual Proofing tools with Office Deployment Tool (ODT). But if

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Azure AD Naming Policy in the portal

Back in March we wrote a post about using PowerShell to create Naming policies for Office 365 groups and teams. https://bit.ly/2W9hMlK Now this feature is available in the Azure portal. Go to Azure Active Directory and Groups: Naming Policy: Since we already added custom blocked words with PowerShell, we can

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Office 365 Message Encryption Templates

We are able to use multiple custom email templates in Office 365. This will allow us to use customized logos and text when sending encrypted emails. By default Office 365 will use the following layout when an external recipient receives an encrypted email:   Let’s try to change this, first

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Azure Portal Application

We now have an Azure portal application available on Windows, I haven’t found a lot of information but you can download the Application here: https://ms.portal.azure.com/App/Download It will install in your user profile in C:Users[user]AppDataLocalMicrosoftAzurePortalProduction At the time of writing the downloaded version is 1.0.18.0, but just a hour ago it

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Password-less phone sign-in with the Microsoft Authenticator app

In two of the latest we tested Azure Self-service password reset and integrated the feature with Windows 10: http://blog.mindcore.dk/2019/03/azure-active-directory-azure-ad-self.html http://blog.mindcore.dk/2019/03/azure-ad-password-reset-on-login-screen.html This time let’s use the same user, and enable it to use Password-less phone sign-in with the Microsoft Authenticator app. This feature is in public preview and you need to

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Azure AD Password Protection

We now have Azure AD Password Protection generally available, this will allow us to eliminate easily guessed passwords. By using it we can lower the risk of password spray attacks. Password spraying is using a large number of usernames and loops them with a single password, this will give a

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Azure AD Password Reset on login screen

In one of the last posts we enabled SSPR in our hybrid environment. http://blog.mindcore.dk/2019/03/azure-active-directory-azure-ad-self.html This time let’s enable password reset on the Windows 10 clients login screen. Before we start we need to be aware of the following: Supported on Windows 10, version April 2018 Update (1803). Device must be

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Azure AD Naming Policy for Office 365 Groups

We can now enforce a Naming Policy for Office 365 Groups, lets give it a test drive. With the Naming Policy feature we can define prefix or suffix that can be automatically added to group names and at the same time we can define words that are blocked from use

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Azure KMS Server

You might find yourself in a situation where you want all your computers to activate using Active Directory based activation except for your Azure VM’s, they should use the Azure KMS server. By default, when Active Directory based activation is enabled all computers on your domain will use Active Directory

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Windows Defender Application Guard – Settings

Let take one more look at the Windows Defender Application Guard. You can find the previous posts about WDAG here: Testing Windows Defender Application Guard on a VM Windows Defender Application Guard In the last post we saw that by default we were not allowed to do copy and paste

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Windows Defender Application Guard

This time let’s give Windows Defender Application Guard a very simple test: You can test this on a physical client or a Hyper-v client, take a look here for the requirements: Testing Windows Defender Application Guard on a VM The test will be done in an enterprise Active Directory domain

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Testing Windows Defender Application Guard on a VM

If you want to test Windows Defender Application Guard your test environment must meet the requirements: A 64-bit computer with minimum 4 cores (logical processors) with CPU virtualization extension, minimum 8GB RAM and 5 GB free space. But what if we want to test this on a virtual Windows 10

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Office Client Policy Service

Microsoft has made the new Office Client Policy Service available as preview, and this is looking promising. The solution is a cloud-based service that can enforce policy settings for Office 365 ProPlus on the office client. This is possible even if the device isn’t domain joined or otherwise managed. The

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Enterprise State Roaming

This time I will have a quick test-drive of the Enterprise State Roaming Feature (ESR) with a hybrid Azure AD joined device, for those of us still using our own AD. Enterprise State Roaming will offer a secure synchronization of user settings from Windows and applications to the cloud. You

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Azure PowerShell Az module

Starting in December 2018, the Azure PowerShell Az module is in general release and now the intended PowerShell module for interacting with Azure. Az offers shorter commands, improved stability, and cross-platform support. Az also offers feature parity and an easy migration path from AzureRM. Az uses the .NET Standard library,

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Windows Sandbox

Let’s have a quick look at the new Windows Sandbox feature. Windows Sandbox is a feature of Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (right now only in insider builds). Virtualization must be enabled in the BIOS. If you are using a physical machine, it depends on the hardware but something like

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Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.5.10018

Citrix has released a new version of Citrix Receiver for Windows, new version is 4.5.10018: You will find ADMX/ADML files in the installation folder (C:Program Files (x86)CitrixICA ClientConfiguration) or here https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows/receiver-for-windows-latest.html Starting with Version 4.5, all Citrix Receiver for Windows template files are merged into a single file called receiver.adm

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WSUS server crash

You might see that your WSUS server will crash after KB3159706 is installed. The event log will report event ID 507 Update Services failed its initialization and stopped. In the support article you will se that manual intervention is required, but since the update is pushed from Windows Update and

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System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library 5.0.8373.1189

Microsoft has released a new update for the SCCM cmdlet Library 5.0.8373.1189 Release History: 6/6/2016 – Update Release, version 5.0.8373.1189. Contains bug fixes5/16/2016 – Update Release, version 5.0.8373.1182. Contains bug fixes and support for Configuration Manager (current branch – version 1602)1/25/2016 – Update Release, version 5.0.8328.1155. Contains bug fixes and

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Modern Workplace consultant and a Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility.
Modern Workplace consultant and a Microsoft MVP in Windows and Devices for IT.

Infrastructure architect with focus on Windows Client management & security.

Cloud & security specialist with focus on Microsoft backend products and cloud technologies.

Infrastructure architect with focus on design, implementation, migration and consolidation.

Infrastructure consultant with focus on cloud solutions in Office365 and Azure.

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