AVD DrainMode dependent on Compliance

An AVD deployment is often joined to Intune. This results in a compliance state in Intune used in Conditional Access for access to Microsoft 365 applications. We don’t want users logging onto AVD machines that aren’t compliant hence the DrainMode dependent on Compliance. Also, AVD deployments are often Hybrid Entra Joined. That comes with the … Read more

View API permissions for all Service Principals

New year, new blog! This post is all about how to view API permissions for all Service Principals. It is quite easy to see the permissions for 1 Service Principal but how about all? I created a script that gathers all assigned application permissions and exports them to CSV (or you can use Out-Gridview). A … Read more

Automating cleanup Entra Joined AVD hosts

This post is about automating the cleanup for Entra Joined Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) hosts. So, what is the problem? The problem is that when you frequently deploy Entra Joined AVD hosts, they are only Entra Joined, and they already exist Entra/Intune. You get this error when running the bicep template: That error is because … Read more

Monitoring AVD with Azure Monitor

This post is about performance monitoring Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) with Azure monitor. This features the CPU, RAM, Disk utilization, and more. The log analytics agent will be deprecated in 2024: You can check out the Microsoft docs here. This post features the manual configuration via the Azure portal and an automated configuration via Bicep … Read more

Install Applications after ESP (Enrollment Status Page)

A customer wanted to install applications after the ESP (Enrollment Status Page) phase. This application configures a BitLocker PIN which, obviously, needs interaction with the user. This is not possible in the ESP phase because of, well, the ESP. So, I needed a solution for that. I have configured Olivier Kieselbach’s BitLocker PIN solution. It’s … Read more

Remove OneDrive Personal Icon

This is a quick blog about how to remove the OneDrive Personal Icon from Windows 10. Some users find seeing multiple OneDrive icons in their file browser confusing. So, I created a script to remove this. The script logs to the “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\IntuneManagementExtension\Logs\” folder so you can pick it up with the “collect diagnostics” button in … Read more

Get Installed Language from Domain Computers/Servers

This is a quick short blog about how to get the installed language from domain computers/servers. I wanted to check what languages are installed on my domain computers and servers. To do so I used remote PowerShell. The script looks like this: If you only want to check your Windows Server 2022 machines. Use this … Read more