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What are Intune Policy Sets?

Starting with the Intune release from October 14th 2019, Microsoft made available a new functionality called “Policy Sets”.   Even though there a now (at time of writing this article) still in preview, they are a very welcome addition to the Intune options available.

Added November 29th: Please make sure to also read about Guided scenario’s – a preview feature in Intune which makes it possible to create policy sets based on predefined scenarios – What are Guided Scenarios in Microsoft 365 Device Management/Intune?

Disclaimer: This post is written on Oktober 25th 2019 and reflects the state of this functionality at this point in time.

So what are policy sets?

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Litetouch deployment failed, Return Code = -2147467259 0x80004005 when installing Surface Pro 6 devices using MDT

TL;DR; – When reinstalling Windows on a Surface Pro 6 and it fails, make sure that you “temporarely” disable the ” Enable boot configuration lock” option and try again.

At one of my customers we are using MDT to install Surface Pro 6 devices in order to make sure that the latest version of Windows 10 is available when starting the Out of the Box Experience (OOBE).

While testing this solution, we experienced some machines starting to fail to install Windows 10, where MDT would exit with the following error code:  Litetouch deployment failed, Return Code = -2147467259  0x80004005

Time for a deepdive:

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Ask yourself if you still really need ADFS

In Q1 2017 Microsoft released the Pass Through Authentication (PTA) functionality as part of Azure AD connect. With the release of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Pass-through Authentication allowed for your users to sign in to both on-premises and cloud-based applications using the same passwords without the need to implement a Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) environment.

With this options we now have the following authentication options available when setting up a hyrid identiy:

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Windows Management User Group Netherlands: Meeting on the 17th of September

wmug_logoOn Tuesday evening the 17th of September the Windows Management User Group Netherlands organizes its 3rd meeting. The announcement, which is in Dutch can be found here.

The subject of the evening is virtualization, and its hosted by PQR and we have three fantastic speakers for this evening, session summaries will be communicated soon:

Program:

  • 17:30 – 18:30 Registration and food
  • 18:30 – 19:30 Sessie 1, Ruben Spruijt
  • 19:45 – 20:45 Sessie 2, Henk Arts
  • 21:00 – 22:00 Sessie 3, James van den Berg

The sessions will be in Dutch, tickets can be reserved here at no additional costs.