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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Fix configuration missing error 401 in Endpoint Manager Admin Center

If you have setup Co-management in your MECM console you can now manage devices from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center. If you want to know what you can do with the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center read this walktrough from Microsoft.
In this post I will show you how you can fix the Configuration missing error if you want to use one of the following features when selecting a device that is Co-managed: Resource explorer (preview), Client details (preview), Timeline (preview), Collections (preview), Applications (preview), CMPivot (preview) and Scripts (preview). In this post i will be using MECM version 2010.

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Set custom Teams backgrounds with Powershell

I got a request at work that it would be nice if users already have got some of the companies custom teams background that they can select as their background in a meeting. They wouldn’t have to upload the images themselves but they would already be in teams to select. It also should be easy to add new custom backgrounds if needed. So I made a powershell script with a colleague of mine that would do this. In this post I will show you how this script works and you can use it yourself.

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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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Issues after Google Chrome enterprise upgrade

I recently updated Google Chrome Enterprise version 84.0.4147.125 x64 to version 86.0.4240.111 x64. After the upgrade some users had issues. Users that had set Chrome as their default browser before the upgrade could not open URL’s anymore. Some shortcuts that we created to open a specific URL with Chrome by default even if the default browsers wasn’t Chrome didn’t work anymore. In this post I will explain what happened and how you can fix the issues if your would run into them.

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Uninstall Adobe Flash with KB4577586

Microsoft has released a Windows update (KB4577568) that removes Adobe’s Flash Player before it reaches end of support on December 31, 2020. However, it isn’t rolling out via Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) yet, and the update needs to be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. It will become available to WSUS in early 2021. In this post I will show how you can Import this update in WSUS and deploy it with MECM (Software Update Point).

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