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The importance of cybersecurity for your small business 

Small businesses are big business for cyber criminals. According to the latest Government statistics, 58% of UK small businesses surveyed have suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. Find out what makes your business vulnerable and how to protect it from cyber threats.  Cybersecurity basics The aim of cyber criminals is […]

Manage Windows driver and firmware updates with Microsoft Intune

Source: Manage Windows driver and firmware updates with Microsoft Intune – Microsoft Community Hub Microsoft announce the general availability of Windows driver and firmware update management policies and reports in Microsoft Intune! This new functionality in Intune makes it easier to keep drivers on your Windows devices up to date in two main ways. First, […]

Configure Windows Update for Business Reporting

Source: Configure Windows Update for Business Reporting ( As many enterprises are leaning towards cloud-driven technologies, Windows Update for Business (WUfB) integrated within Intune is gaining a lot of traction. There seems to be only one caveat with it, and it’s the level of reporting available in Intune for Updates compliance. While you can see the status […]

What’s new in Microsoft Intune January 2024

Original Post:- What’s new in Microsoft Intune January 2024 | Microsoft Intune Blog I’m pleased to announce new capabilities arriving this month to Microsoft Intune designed to help make the year ahead more productive, secure, and efficient. We also have news for our government cloud customers, and some exciting new additions to our analytics offering. […]

Support Tip: Understanding auto enrollment in a co-managed environment

Support Tip: Understanding auto enrollment in a co-managed environment – Microsoft Community Hub Hi everyone, today we have a post by Intune Support Engineer Saurabh Sarkar. In this post Saurabh walks through the auto enrollment process for Windows devices in an Intune/Configuration Manager co-management environment. Whether you’re still thinking about enabling co-management, or you’ve already made […]

Microsoft Edge for Business FAQ

Original Post Microsoft Edge for Business FAQ – Microsoft Community Hub Microsoft Edge for Business, the new, dedicated work experience currently in preview for the Microsoft Edge browser, is planned to be released with Microsoft Edge stable version 116 (scheduled for the week of August 17, 2023). All customers who sign into Edge using Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure […]

Task Sequence Password

Configuration manager has a built in function to allow the a password to be used to start a Task Sequence (TS) from PXE boot. But unfortunately there is no such function to stop a user from running the same TS from software centre This obviously can be restricted by not deploying to Software centre, but […]

Can’t Delete ConfigMgr_OfflineImageServicing Folder After Failed Servicing in MECM

Problem:  Can’t delete ConfigMgr_OfflineImageServicing folder after a failed offline image servicing.  Errors in OfflineServicingMgr.log preventing all scheduled offline servicing. OfflineServicing Failed to remove previously existing staging folder E:\ConfigMgr_OfflineImageServicing\DCS00120, GLE = 5 Manually deleting the folder from explorer gives errors stating you don’t have administrative permissions, taking ownership of content doesn’t help either. Solution: Reboot server. Run […]

Check and Remediate Deprecated TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.2

Description The remote services that accept connections encrypted using TLS 1.1. TLS 1.1 lacks support for current and recommended cipher suites. Ciphers that support encryption before MAC computation, and authenticated encryption modes such as GCM cannot be used with TLS 1.1 As of March 31, 2020, Endpoints that are not enabled for TLS 1.2 and […]

Overview of the Office 365 Customization Tool

The Office Customization Tool creates the configuration files that are used to deploy Office in large organizations. These configuration files give you more control over an Office installation: you can define which applications and languages are installed, how those applications should be updated, and application preferences. After creating the configuration files, you can use them with the Office […]

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