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 […]

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 […]

Creating WlanXML

Assuming that you are using a Custom Policy, there are two steps to creating the XML to place within the <Data></Data> for the WiFi CSP WlanXML node: Export XML from an existing profile Encode the XML so that it can be processed by the OMA-DM client Export XML from an existing profile If you are […]