Using PSEXEC to Manually Test System Context Installs

MDMs and PCLM tools typically install applications in the System Context to allow all users of the PC to utilize the installed application. In order to accurately test (we call this a pre-flight test) packages prior to deploying them with your MDM, you will want to leverage PSEXEC. This will ensure that the manual installation […]

3 Simple Steps to Deploying Win32 Applications with your MDM

Application management for Windows is hard. There is so much variation in the types of application packages that need to be deployed, moving from a PCLM tool to a modern tool like Workspace One can feel like TOO big of a job to do all at once. Never fear! All problems can be solved if […]

Create a Custom ADMX Policy

If your MDM does not provide a method for running scripts, you may want to create a Custom ADMX Policy to apply registry settings to your Windows 10 devices for situations where there are not CSPs available. There are some limitations to what registry settings you can apply via Custom ADMX Policy. Policies are not […]

Using CDATA within an MDM Policy

There is a lot written on MDM policy including references to using CDATA. Here is a real life example of a policy ( InternetExplorer\AllowAddons ) written with CDATA vs. encoded: CDATA ENCODED CDATA is much easier to read so if your MDM supports it, obviously you would want to use it. My personal experience is […]

Create a Local Administrator Account

It is common to use a local Administrator account to provide Administrative access for technicians when they are imaging or configuring PCs. It would be bad form, security-wise to leave this type of account in place so it is typically deleted at the end of the build process. If you ever find yourself in a […]

Confirming that MDM Policies have been applied

It is really difficult to feel confident about the move from GPO to MDM Policy, when you don’t know how to confirm that a policy has been successfully applied. I can’t tell you how many times over the past two years, people have raised concerns that they can’t see our MDM policies in the Group […]