Microsoft Intune was not able to retrieve all the data

Microsoft Intune is setup and you are browsing through the Admin section. You notice the below message on a number of pages:

Microsoft Intune was not able to retrieve all the data

You save and review the log file. The second line reads:

Error occurred while retrieving JWT token, check that current user has an Intune license and try again.

Resolution

You need to assign a Intune A Direct license through the Office365 Admin Center. Ensure you have appropriate Administrative permission in Office 365.

Profit

 

Configuration Manager 2012 Version and Build Numbers

Configuration Manager 2012 version numbers, build numbers and cumulative updates since the SCCM 2012 RTM release.

Get the version number:

  1. Open the Configuration Manager console
  2. Browse to Administration, Site Configuration then Sites
  3. Right-click on the site and select Properties
  4. The site version and build number are shown
Release Version Build Download Link
SCCM 2012 RTM 5.00.7711.0000 7711 N/A
SCCM 2012 RTM – CU1 5.00.7711.0200 7711 KB2717295
SCCM 2012 RTM – CU2 5.00.7711.0301 7711 KB2780664
SCCM 2012 SP1 5.00.7804.1000 7804 N/A
SCCM 2012 SP1 – CU1 5.00.7804.1202 7804 KB2817245
SCCM 2012 SP1 – CU2 5.00.7804.1300 7804 KB2854009
SCCM 2012 SP1 – CU3 5.00.7804.1400 7804 KB2882125
SCCM 2012 SP1 – CU4 5.00.7804.1500 7804 KB2922875
SCCM 2012 SP1 – CU5 5.00.7804.1600 7804 KB2978017
SCCM 2012 R2 5.00.7958.1000 7958 N/A
SCCM 2012 R2 – CU1 5.00.7958.1203 7958 KB2938441
SCCM 2012 R2 – CU2 5.00.7958.1303 7958 KB2970177
SCCM 2012 R2 – CU3 5.00.7958.1401 7958 KB2994331
SCCM 2012 R2 – CU4 5.00.7958.1501 7958 KB3026739
SCCM 2012 R2 – CU5 5.00.7958.1604 7958 KB3054451
SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 5.00.8239.1000 8239 N/A
SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 – CU1 5.00.8239.1203 8239 KB3074857
SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 – CU2 5.00.8239.1301 8239 KB3100144
SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 – CU3 5.00.8239.1403 8239 KB3135680
SCCM 1511 5.00.8325.1000 8325 N/A
SCCM 1602 5.00.8355.1000 8355 N/A

 

Modify Performance Options and Visual Effects via Registry

Had a situation where I needed to modify the Visual Effects, under Performance Options, for a customer.

Create a Registry Item in Group Policy Preference under the User Configuration.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects

You have a number of options for the data value:

VisualFXSetting=dword:00000000 = Let Windows choose what’s best

VisualFXSetting=dword:00000001 = Adjust for best apperance

VisualFXSetting=dword:00000002 = Adjust for best performance

VisualFXSetting=dword:00000003 = Custom

Add the Apply once option and the end user can modify as required.

PowerShell – Configure Active Directory Permissions to Join Computer to the Domain

In order for MDT to join machines into the contoso.com domain you need to create an account and configure permissions in Active Directory.

These steps will show you how to configure an Active Directory account with the permissions required to deploy a Windows 10 machine to the domain using MDT. These steps assume you have downloaded the sample Set-OUPermissions.ps1 script and copied it to C:\Setup\Scripts on DC01. The account is used for Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) to connect to MDT01.

  1. On DC01, using Active Directory User and Computers, browse to contoso.com / Contoso / Service Accounts.
  2. Select the Service Accounts organizational unit (OU) and create the MDT_JD account using the following settings:
    1. Name: MDT_JD
    2. User logon name: MDT_JD
    3. Password: P@ssw0rd
    4. User must change password at next logon: Clear
    5. User cannot change password: Select
    6. Password never expires: Select
  3. In an elevated Windows PowerShell prompt (run as Administrator), run the following commands and press Enter after each command:
    Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Force
    Set-Location C:\Setup\Scripts
    .\Set-OUPermissions.ps1 -Account MDT_JD -TargetOU "OU=Workstations,OU=Computers,OU=Contoso"
    
  4. The Set-OUPermissions.ps1 script allows the MDT_JD user account permissions to manage computer accounts in the Contoso / Computers OU. Below you find a list of the permissions being granted:
    1. Scope: This object and all descendant objects
      1. Create Computer objects
      2. Delete Computer objects
    2. Scope: Descendant Computer objects
      1. Read All Properties
      2. Write All Properties
      3. Read Permissions
      4. Modify Permissions
      5. Change Password
      6. Reset Password
      7. Validated write to DNS host name
      8. Validated write to service principal name

Enabling Disk Cleanup Utility in Windows Server 2012 R2

Enabling Disk Cleanup Utility in Windows Server 2012

  1. Open The Roles and Features Wizard
  2. Click on Add role and Feature to launch the add role and feature wizard
  3. Choose rolebase or feature based installation to install to local machine
  4. Click “next” all the way to features. Locate “User Interface and Infrastructure”. Click on “Desktop Experience”. Install additional required feature
  5. Make it sure that you reboot the system
  6. Verify that the Utility is indeed installed then run diskcleanup

Or alternately, executing the “Install-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience”  cmdlet in Powershell also works.

 

Missing Internet Explorer Maintenance settings for Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer Maintenance settings have been deprecated in favour of Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates and the IE Administration Kit 11.

Because of this change, Internet Explorer Maintenance configured settings will no longer work on computers running Internet Explorer 10 or newer.

Have a look at these Microsoft article for more details:

Solutions:

Decrypt Drive Then Wait Till Complete

I need to decrypt the D drive on devices performing a REFRESH task sequence. It is one thing to decrypt it, and another to wait till it has finished. This script will wait till the whole drive is decrypted.

I modified the PowerShell script from scconfigmgr.com and it preformed perfectly.

Find and replace the C: with the drive letter. Then add into the task sequence.

Here is the script in case the page disappears:

$ComputerName = “.”
$BitLockerDrive = Get-Wmiobject -Namespace root\CIMv2\Security\MicrosoftVolumeEncryption -Class Win32_EncryptableVolume -ComputerName $ComputerName -Filter “DriveLetter=’C:'”
$Status = $BitLockerDrive.GetConversionStatus()
if ($Status.ConversionStatus -eq 0) {
    {Exit}
}
elseif ($Status.ConversionStatus -eq 1) {
    Invoke-Command {manage-bde.exe -off C:}
    cls
    Start-Sleep 3
    do {
        $BitLockerDrive = Get-Wmiobject -Namespace root\CIMv2\Security\MicrosoftVolumeEncryption -Class Win32_EncryptableVolume -ComputerName $ComputerName -Filter “DriveLetter=’C:'”
        $Status = $BitLockerDrive.GetConversionStatus()
        Start-Sleep 15
    }
    until ($Status.ConversionStatus -eq 0)
}
if ($Status.ConversionStatus -eq 0) {
    {Exit}
}

Devcon.exe “Disable failed” on Windows 7 x64

I was needing to disable some devices on a Windows 7 x64 computer. Did the usual download from Microsoft then constructed the syntax. I kept getting: Disable failed.

I have this working on WIndows XP x86. After some googling it turned out that the 64 bit version of Devcon.exe that is available to download from Microsoft is not compatible for windows 7 64 bit. Go figure.

You need to extract it from Windows Server 2003 x64 DVD.

Here is a link for the x64 version of Devcon.exe (zipped):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rre9l69jjy4vdyr/devcon.zip


Disabling devices using Devcon

  1. List all devices to a text file: devcon find *> d:\list.txt
  2. Verify the device is unique: devcon find *VEN_1113
  3. devcon disable *VEN_1113