Using Office 365 Portal Security Token for Authentication with custom website

When creating a lot of different web front-ends, it is always rather complex to get started with single sign-on or integrated login. The simple way to not maintain a credential database or passwords is to validate against a 3. party website. This is where the Office 365 Portal comes in handy, especially because many companies are already validating against or with it. I created this code as part of another solution, the example here has been cut down for demonstration purposes and easy integration. You will be able to validate against Portal.microsoftonline.com as long as the login is allowed for [...]

By | 2017-12-11T08:59:07+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Office 365, Scripting & Development, Security|0 Comments

ConfigMgr PowerShell and WMI Excel spreadsheet

I just posted on Github updated version of Excel spreadsheet where you can find all the ConfigMgr PowerShell cmdlets, Primary Site WMI namespace methods, ConfigMgr Client WMI methods and COM object methods as well. You can download the Excel spreadsheet from here - https://github.com/Kaidja/ConfigMgrSDK/blob/master/ConfigMgr_cmdlets.xlsx

By | 2017-12-08T09:48:01+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Powershell, Scripting|0 Comments

Intune: Use PowerShell management extension to enable BitLocker on a modern managed Win10 device

I wrote a blog post back in April on "how to manage BitLocker on a Azure AD Joined Windows 10 Device managed by Intune", where I also wrote a PowerShell script to automate the encryption process for the day that we would get PowerShell support in Intune. Well Microsoft announced in September the Management extension for Intune which basically lets you deploy PowerShell scripts via. Intune to Windows 10 devices. My co-worker Peter Daalmans wrote a great blog post about it right after, where he explained in more detail about the extension. I have a link for that post at [...]

PowerShell Script for updating Runbook Steps in a Task Sequence!

The MDT Toolkit is great! One very useful feature is the “Execute Runbook” Step, which can execute a runbook in Orchestrator. Unfortunately Orchestrator has a little quirk, when moving to new environment, such as moving from Test to Prod. All runbooks get a new GUID, and runbook parameters might get a new GUID.  Besides this, the Server names usually needs to be changed too! This can be a trivial task, which an automation guy like me hate to do! Everytime Server name is updated, all parameters has to be setup again. This also makes the task prone to errors! So [...]

Androids in the Enterprise, a blessing or nightmare? – part 1

Many people who know me know that I am not the fan boy of Android devices. It can be a nightmare when managing those devices, but is that still a valid statement or is it getting better? In this series of blogs, I want to try to get a clear view if Android devices in an Enterprise are a blessing or a nightmare. That there are Android devices connecting to most environments to get access to corporate data is a fact. When looking at Microsoft Intune we can block the ability that Android devices can be enrolled into Intune, but [...]

By | 2017-12-01T15:57:46+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), Security|0 Comments

Adjust Your Mirrors to Avoid Blind Spots

…and why the Enterprise needs IT visualization Two months ago, we launched the latest version of our cloud based visualization service CTGlobal Insight & Analytics and looking back at the last two years where we have been working with customers visualizing various IT KPI’s this post will answer the question I get from all customers “How do other companies avoid big blind spots in their enterprise IT?” We all know the depressing facts about the damage caused by Wanacry, Patya and Adylkuzz ransomware and we also know that the impact of these attacks could have been avoided if only security [...]

By | 2017-12-01T16:16:23+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments