Author Archives: max

Change the account of a service with PowerShell

Changing the account that is running a service is a little bit tricky with PowerShell. The script below will replace the current account (let’s assume it’s local system) with a local user account that the script creates and adds to the local admin group. Local admin rights are generally not required for the purpose of… Read More »

Pocket Guide to Surface Driver Integration in Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Go to and find the appropriate download link for your model. Create the folder that you want to place the drivers in, for example D:\Sources\Drivers\Win10\Microsoft\SurfaceLaptop5 Run the msiexec command to place the drivers in that folder:  msiexec /a SurfaceLaptop5_Win10_19044_22.102.17126.0.msi targetdir=C:\Sources\OSD\Win10\Driver\Microsoft\SurfaceLaptop5 Now go to the ConfigMg console, navigate to Software Library -> OSD and open… Read More »

Pocket Guide to Office 365 Monitoring in Microsoft Endpoint Manager (SCCM)

With the critical vulnerabilities in Word (CVE-2023-21716) and Outlook (CVE-2023-23397) the update status of Office 365 has come into focus. The easiest way to check the version status is to go to \Software Library\Overview\Office 365 Client Management in the console. The dashboard behaves a bit beastly but if you succeed to get it loading it… Read More »

Save mail attachments with PowerShell

The following step-by-step guide should enable you to automate the process of downloading attachments from an O365 mailbox to a folder. Be aware that this gives access to any mail account that you enter in the code below, therefore don’t just consider functional aspects but also the security of your environment. You should also be… Read More »

Clean up unused Hyper-V disks with PowerShell

At times, you may find that orphaned vhdx and avhdx files are filling up your physical disk. You may have deleted the virtual machines in the Hyper-V console earlier, but their disks were never cleaned up. The script below lists all vhdx and avhdx files in a certain location and checks in Hyper-V if they… Read More »

Add x86 images after ADK update to 22621 (Windows 11 22H2)

With the ADK for Windows 22H2, Microsoft has dropped support for x86 images. When you try to add or update an x86 image in ConfigMgr you’ll get an error. The workaround is simple: Locate the PE image in the ADK installation folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment), copy the amd64… Read More »