Our tech team are a bunch of generous people… so generous in fact, that they’ve given away some free tips and tricks that will speed up processes, help you troubleshoot issues more effectively, or simply eliminate some of those repetitive tasks everyone hates!


Check out their favourite tips and tricks below…


First tech tip

Leon Ashton-Leatherland:
“My tip would be… When troubleshooting an Intune issue the best place to focus initially is the user in question via the troubleshooting blade in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center…
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Second tech tip

Stephen Barnard: “My tip is syncing an Active Directory (AD) user group via AD Connect and licence that group in AAD for EMS, O365 licenses rather than licence each user individually.”
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Third tech tip

Luke Smith: My technical tip is using the filter tool in CMTrace when looking through Configuration Manager logs.
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Fourth Tech tip

Peter Egerton: “My tip is to always use the ‘What If’ tool when creating or troubleshooting Conditional Access rules.”
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Fifth tech tip

Leo D’Arcy: Recently I was looking into the interesting behaviour around how domain controller logon servers are cached on a device and therefore ‘stick’ between users and logon sessions. I find this can be useful when attempting to troubleshoot logon behaviour.
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Sixth tech tip

Steve Beaumont: “Identify issues easier when working with ConfigMgr logs by using the “Highlight” option to search for and mark specific words (specific SID or app etc).”
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Seventh tech tip

Peter Egerton: “Quickly find out who the local administrators are on your ConfigMgr clients by using a CMPivot query for real-time results.”
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Eighth tech tip

Ricky Patel: “Use the location column within ‘Programs and Features’ to identify the installation path and identify the architecture of installed applications”
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Ninth tech tip

The PowerON Team put their heads together and came up with their top Windows Shortcut Key Rules.
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Tenth tech tip

Jonathan Fallis: “My tip is about how to identify object types in PowerShell Scripts.”
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Eleventh tech tip

Jonathan Fallis: “When using PowerShell ‘get’ commands, quite often the full property set is not returned. This is our tip on solving this!”
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Twelfth tech tip

Peter Egerton: “My tip when using Configuration Manager Scripts to perform common tasks in near real time against one or many devices in a collection…”
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