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Cleanup Cloud PC devices in Azure AD

By | October 22, 2022

One of the core elements of Windows 365 is the Reprovisioning feature, which allows IT Administrators to recreate a user’s Cloud PC within minutes. Even though the old Cloud PC is being deleted from Intune, the device object still exists in Azure AD. Because Reprovisioning of Cloud PCs might be done quite frequently depending on how many Cloud PCs and issues the users face. The number of device objects in Azure AD might increase quite fast.

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Configure Windows 365 alert rules

By | September 28, 2022

Manually going into the Microsoft Endpoint Manager portal to check for failures is not an ideal workflow if you ask me. When failures or anything unintended happens, they should be reported automatically to you outside the system for a better response time. With this new feature, we are differently going a step in the right direction. There are currently three pre-defined alert rules we can use.

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Place a Cloud PC under review for investigation

By | September 23, 2022

You might face yourself in a position where you have to secure files and the current state of a Cloud PC for investigation. With the Place Cloud PC under review feature, you can take a snapshot of a Cloud PC to secure data and safely hand it over for investigation. In this blog post, I will go through the prerequisite, how to use the feature and what it means for the end-user.

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Email users after Cloud PC have been provisioned

By | July 17, 2022

Sending the user an email with guidelines on connecting before their Cloud PC is ready could lead the user to try to connect before the Cloud PC is ready. Wouldn’t it be cool if a user only gets an email when their Cloud PC is provisioned and ready to use? in my mind, that is the optimal way of giving the information. I will go through the aspect of how this is working.

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Cloud PC Usage Report With PowerShell

By | June 27, 2022

Knowing how often users connect to their Cloud PC gives you an idea if they are using it or not. From here, you can investigate if there is a reason for a user not to use the Cloud PC as first intended. Ultimately you can track down the users who no longer need a Cloud PC and can save that license cost. as you might know, there is no built-in usage report in the MEM portal. Therefore I have cooperated with Donna Ryan on a PowerShell script that will gather information about login count over a period and the last login date.

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Resize group-based licensed Cloud PC with PowerShell

By | June 4, 2022

Resizing a Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PC is very easy and can be done directly within the MEM portal. I like this feature and how seamless it’s working. However, we cannot resize our Cloud PC if we have assigned the license through group-based licensing.
Group-based licensing is a must to gain better visibility and control of your licenses. Therefore it’s a big issue if you ask me.
This article will showcase the PowerShell script I have created to resize group-based licensed Cloud PC.

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Hyper-V and nested virtualization on your Cloud PC

By | April 8, 2022

Many types of people are using virtualization on local devices. For organizations that use Windows 365 Enterprise, Nested virtualization is now available. This empowers users to create virtual instances on their Cloud PC as they would on their local device. Users can use the following systems with this new feature:

  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
  • Windows Subsystem for Android
  • Sandbox
  • Hyper-V

In this article, I will go through the requirement for nested virtualization on Cloud PC and how to get started with it by enabling Hyper-V.

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Change google search language in your CloudPC

By | February 3, 2022

Google country redirection is very annoying when having the virtual machine in another country than your users. Services like google detect the users’ location (internet breakout) and redirect them to a language page based on that. he issue is not within Windows 365 / CloudPC. Google redirects users based on where it thinks users are coming from (Internet breakout). Imagine the virtual machine are located in West Europe (Netherlands), then Google will display everything in Dutch.

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Non-admin users are unable to restart their Cloud PC from Windows

By | January 21, 2022

When a user is logged into their Cloud PC, non-admin users cannot see the Restart button in the power menu. Therefore they can only restart their Cloud PC from the Windows 365 web interface. I don’t think this is an issue if users only use the Windows 365 web interface. However, I see a “user experience” issue if they are using the Remote Desktop Client instead.

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Manage local resource redirection in Windows 365

By | January 9, 2022

Redirecting local resources such as printers and local drives can be helpful for users to work properly and more efficient. Users can choose which local resources they would like to redirect. There might be reasons to prevent redirection of printers, clipboards, audio, etc.
Let’s look at what options are available and how we, as administrators, can manage them.

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Get started with Windows 365 and PowerShell

By | December 29, 2021

If you manage Active Directory, Windows Server deployment, or something else, PowerShell is an essential tool to master. When it comes to Windows 365, there is no difference. The capability to deploy or get information on environments is handy, especially if you want to automate something.
This article will go through how to get information about your Windows 365 environment with PowerShell. But how is it possible when there is no PowerShell module for Windows 365?

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Windows 365 custom image management

By | December 21, 2021

To create an Azure Managed image, you have to “Generalize” the VM. once it’s Generalized, it will become unusable. You have to create a new VM and begin from scratch if any changes are needed. You can create a temporary VM to resolve this, but it doesn’t come without some flaws.

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Export role assignments for all Azure subscriptions

By | July 20, 2021

Microsoft has done it more straightforward to export Azure Role Assignments for a subscription. They have added the Download role assignments button in the Azure portal under Subscriptions. However, when I’m working with customers with many Subscriptions, I’ll like to get an overview of all the subscriptions at once. Therefore I use PowerShell the export Role Assignments for all Subscriptions at once.

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Azure Virtual Desktop “Send Diagnostics” in Experience monitor

By | July 8, 2021

Users can send diagnostic data for IT administrators to review. But what kind of data does it send, and where do we find them? As for now, I haven’t been able to find any official Microsoft documentation that describes the “Send Diagnostics” in the Experience monitor. This article will go through the findings I made and how I use the data to do more efficient troubleshooting in Azure Virtual Desktop.

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Establish Azure Point-to-site VPN with a self-signed certificate

By | November 21, 2019

Azure provides a simple way to connect on-premise workstations to Azure resources like VM and other services with a Point-To-Site VPN. This can be really handy if you have some external partners that need to connect to your environment in Azure, or just have a couple of users that needs special access to some services… Read More »

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Enable Modern Authentication

By | October 23, 2019

Enable Modern authentication to Secure your user idenitites, with Multi-factor authentication. Many companies have a lot of data in public cloud, that data is usually secured by user identities, it’s common that users choose a weak and common password, that are easy for hackers to recognize.

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Enable Bitlocker and store the key in AzureAD

By | April 12, 2019

BitLocker configuration tab in Intune does have a silent install function, but the silent function currently only works for users that are local administrators. users will have to get the latest Windows version 1809 for the silent installation to work without being local administrators.If your users isn’t running 1809 there is still an option to… Read More »