Long story short, I needed to recursively install all Windows Updates, within a directory tree silently. These are .cab files. They are structured as below:

Credit to original script thread I repurposed. I also know there are fancier PowerShell ways to do this. I needed something quick and dirty:

@echo

Long Story short here, but ran into a situation where the following was occurring:

Cloud Management Gateway Status is Ready

The Connection Point Status is Disconnected

See Screenshot below:

It also turns out the connection analyzer wouldn’t even get past step 2.

Also, after checking the \Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs\SMS_Cloud_ProxyConnector.log…

I’m going to give the Microsoft published guidance a whirl, and intertwine my notes. Essentially, this is all the stuff that needs to be done prior to the Endpoint Manager Console will actually showing you the option to create provisioning policies, on prem connections,etc.

Here is Microsoft’s overview

First we…

Testing out the plumbing on Windows 11, checking existing deployment methods to ensure they work. (Autopilot, Intune Enrollment, Software Deployment.)

Here I used Michael Niehaus’s Trusty Script to upload the device hardware hash to the Autopilot Service:

Get-WindowsAutopilotInfo.ps1 -Online -AddtoGroup "Name of Group" -Assign

The usual screens:

After initializing a Customer Intune Tenant, we ran into the following screen:

Turns out proper licensing was not in place. Intune Only licenses were purchased instead of M365 licenses (e3 or e5).

This will affect many scenarios. However, the main one of concern here was Cloud only Autopilot.

Once the proper licensing was in place, this banner went away, and auto enrollments into Intune would complete during Autopilot.

Until Next Time!

Nathan Blasac

Consultant working mainly on System Center, Azure/EMS, Systems Management and Windows Deployment.

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