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Simplify Logon scripts in Intune without Schedules

Intune does not have a native solution for logon scripts. The community has designed some interesting solutions to this problem using the Intune Management Extension, such as Nicola’s Azure storage based method, Michael Mardahl’s IME reset method and my own hidden vbscript scheduled task method.

The problem with all these solutions is that they rely on scheduled tasks. This is not the most reliable method as the user can easily influence it, and it usually does not support uninstalling or unassigning the script unless you write a specific script for that, assign it to the user, etc yada yada.

This solution can run at logon, at set intervals or both and supports ANY script you write in Intune. invoke-asIntuneLogonScript on Git

Upload to Intune as usual, and set the properties as follows and assign to your users:

Edit: doesn’t happen often that people create the same thing on the same day, but Michael wrote the almost exact same thing so he’s not using scheduled tasks anymore either 🙂

DFS Namespace failure

I ran into a hard to find but easy to fix issue today on a Windows 2008 R2 DFS server, the namespace suddenly lost all folder targets and displayed as an empty folder. The eventlog showed the following:

 

Event ID 14534, source DfsSvc: DFS Root xxxxx failed during initialization. The root will not be available.

Additionally, event ID 14503 was logged for each folder target under this namespace.

Solution: remove the server from the namespace, delete the namespace folder on the physical disk and readd the server to the namespace.

Inception

Welcome to my very first ever blog.

I’m going to use this blog to share little bits of knowledge with the world. I often run into issues that are hard or impossible to find using Google and would like to share those solutions for free.

And on occasion I’ll write scripts or more expansive articles which could be of use to others.