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Fix 7-zip vulnerability help file

A vulnerability was found in 7-Zip 21.07 that can be exploited through the 7-Zip Help file. This post will show how to remediate this vulnerability by deleting the 7-zip.chm file. In this post I will show you 2 ways you can accomplish this:
With a MECM (SCCM) configuration item deployment and with Intune script. In this post I will remediate the 7-zip (all versions) 64 bits version with MECM, and only the 21.07 (32 and 64 bits) version with Intune.

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Upgrade to MECM version 2203

Update 2203 for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) is now available. In this post I will show all the steps you have to take to upgrade your current MECM installation. To install MECM 2203 as an update, you must have MECM version 2010 or later installed. If you check for updates in your console and the update is not available this post also shows how to get it using the early update ring script. I personally would not install the new version when it still is in the early ring on your production environment but it would be suited for a lab or test environment. When the new version is available in the production ring usually there is an hotfix available already so that would be a good version to install on your MECM production.

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Fix Microsoft 365 apps activation issue

I am currently testing deployment of the MS 365 apps. But we are running into the following error when users are trying to activate the MS 365 apps: Another account from your organization is already signed in on this computer. Enter a product key instead. This happens when users are already signed into older Office versions with their old User Principale Name (UPN) and it was changed was changed before the installation of the MS 365 apps. In this post I will explain the issue and show the solution to prevent this issue and to fix it when you have got the activation issue.

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Software Center customization: Display custom tabs with Microsoft Edge WebView2 runtime

In my post about the MECM 2103 upgrade I made a list of my top 5 new features of MECM version 2103. One of these new features is Improved user experience and security with Software Center custom tabs. You can now use the Microsoft Edge WebView2 browser control in MECM version 2103 and with this control more websites should work with custom tabs without displaying script errors or security warnings. We had a lot of script errors before when using custom tabs to websites, but now these errors should be gone. In this post I will show you how you can enable custom tabs with Microsoft Edge WebView2 runtime.

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Upgrade to MECM version 2103

Update 2103 for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) current branch is now available. In this post I will show all the steps you have to take to upgrade your current MECM installation. To install MECM 2103 as an update, you must have MECM version 1902 or later installed. If you check for updates in your console and the update is not available this post also shows how to get it using the fast ring script.

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Setting up Co-management MECM (SCCM) *Part 1*

A lot of company’s are still managing there devices on premise with domain joined devices and with MECM (SCCM). But with the pandemic most employees are working at home on there personal device or on a domain joined mobile device. Managing the domain joined devices that are being used at home is quite challenging. Off course you can deploy your applications and windows update with MECM and an active vpn connection.
But still how often do employees connect with the vpn application? If they don’t the device will become unsecure because of missing windows updates and missing application updates. You want these kind of devices to be updated and managed even without an active vpn connection. To be able to do this we can setup co-management in MECM. In this post I will show you how to setup co-management in MECM 2006.

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Right Click Tools for MECM (SCCM)

You can do a lot of tasks with MECM, but the one thing that MECM doesn’t have are some good device management remote actions. MECM has got client notification that allows you to perform client actions on a collection or on a single device, but still the amount of actions and feedback of these actions are not really that great. I have been using an other great MECM 3rd party tool called RECAST Right Click Tools (RCT) and it is available as a free version or a payed Enterprise version. Off course the Enterprise version has got more actions/tools available but still the free version really makes the life of a system administrator or it support employee much easier.

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Start menu not working: Critical Error

After installing the Cumulative Update KB4570333 released the 8th of September (W10 1809) we got some calls from users that the start menu didn’t work anymore. There also was a Critical Error shown when clicking the start menu button. In this post I will show you how to fix this error.

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