Category - Microsoft

How to configure Microsoft Intune / Azure AD Conditional Access to Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online

With Microsoft Intune you can do great things. You can enroll all kind of mobile devices to enforce MDM policies, push applications and even configure managed mobile applicaties like the Microsoft Office applications. You can add an additional security layer to these managed applications by applying an additional access pincode and encrypt the data within the applications. Data can be isolated...

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How to install and configure Citrix XenDesktop 7.12 with Windows Server 2016 hosts running on Microsoft Azure

It’s almost a year ago, that I wrote an installation guide / step-by-step guide about Citrix XenDesktop. XenDesktop releases arrived at a rapid pace in the past year. At this moment, the current release is version 7.12 which was released in December 2016. So, it’s time for an up-to-data step-by-step blog about the latest XenDesktop release. This time I want to do something different, till now I...

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How to configure Citrix ShareFile SSON with Microsoft Azure AD

In the last few years I have mostly implemented ShareFile Enterprise as part of the XenMobile Enterprise edition and therefor configured the XenMobile server as a SAML identity provider for ShareFile SSON. In the last few months I also see some companies that were only interested in the Citrix ShareFile solution without XenMobile. In this case there are some alternative ways to provide users...

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How to setup Microsoft Azure RemoteApp with a custom image (step-by-step)

In this blog I will guide you step-by-step on how to setup Microsoft Azure RemoteApp with a custom image. First I will create a custom image with a few custom applications installed on it. In the following steps I will show you how to import this image to RemoteApp, publish the applications and give users access to these applications. For this blog I will use a clean Azure environment (with...

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How to add a domain name to Microsoft Azure Directory and add users

There are a few ways to provision users in a Microsoft Azure AD directory. The most common is with the use of the Azure AD Connect tool which syncs your on-premises AD directory with Azure AD. The simplest way (and good for Cloud Only scenarios) is to create users directly in Azure AD. If you want to create a user in Azure AD with the UPN of your domain name, you first need to validate the domain...

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How to remove built-in apps in Windows 10 Enterprise

I’m a big fan of Microsoft Windows 10. From the very beginning I took part of the Windows Insider program and tested build by build. So far this was only the Windows 10 Professional version but when Windows 10 was official released, I got my hands on the Windows 10 Enterprise edition. The first time I was using Windows 10 Enterprise I was a little surprised about the built-in apps which...

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How to setup Microsoft Intune

Last year Microsoft announced the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite. This suite consists of Azure Active Directory Premium, Microsoft Intune and Azure Rights Management Service. With Microsoft Intune you can manage mobile devices, and not only Mobile Device Management (MDM) but Mobile Application Management (MAM) as well. In the latest Microsoft Intune updates it is now possible to create a...

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How to create a Mandatory profile with Folder Redirections

Mandatory profiles are increasingly being used. This is partly due the rise of user virtualizations software like AppSense, RES Software and Microsoft UE/V, which use a mandatory profile as a basis. Not surprising because with mandatory profiles in combination with user virtualization software, the user logon times are pretty reduced and there is less risk of profile corruption. There are quite a...

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Installing System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager with Service Pack 1

In this step-by-step guide I will install the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager with Service Pack 1 on a Windows Server 2012 (with 4GB RAM). For this installation I will use my current Microsoft SQL Server 2012 which is installed on a separate server. For the installation of the Virtual Machine Manager you have to do some preparations. If you want to use Virtual Machine Manager in a...

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How to create container objects in Active Directory (NOT OU’S!)

It may happen that when you install a program you need to create Active Directory Container. In my case this was the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (SP1). What most people probably think is that they have to create an OU (Organizational Unit), but that is not the case. There are a few differences between an Active Directory Container and an Active Directory OU. The main difference is...

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How to install Windows 8 / Server 2012 from a bootable USB stick

Microsoft released the Windows 8 and the Windows Server 2012 operating system. The fastest way to install these new operating systems is undoubtedly via bootable USB stick. Most motherboards today support boot options with USB’s, and in this way it will cost you no blank DVD. You only need a PC or laptop running on Windows, the Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 disk image file (ISO), a USB stick...

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About Robin Hobo

I am a Technology Specialist working for Microsoft with focus on the Modern Workplace. I am specialized in Microsoft Intune, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365, Windows 11 and Azure AD. Also interested in mental health, NLP and personal development.

For more information, see the About Me page or my LinkedIn profile.

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