12 tips of christmas

Our Top Technical Tips

In line with the festive spirit PowerON has created a collection of our top 12 technical tips. These will be released on the run up to Christmas. So keep checking the page for our latest tip.

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First tip of Christmas

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 tip of Christmas

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 tip of christmas

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

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

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 tip of Christmas

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 tip of Christmas

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 tip of Christmas

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 tip of christmas

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

Jonathan Fallis: "My tip is about how to identify object types in PowerShell Scripts."
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Eleventh tip of Christmas

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 tip of Christmas

Peter Egerton: "My tip when using Configuration Manager Scripts to perform common tasks in near real time against 1 or many devices in a collection..."
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