My employers, MicroWarehouse, is running a road show on Feb 20-22 in Cork, Dublin, and Belfast on Windows Intune, Microsoft’s cloud based remote support and management solution.
This event, for Microsoft partners only (strictly no exceptions), will be on at:
- Cork, Monday Feb 20, Light Breakfast from 8.45am, Seminar: 9.30am, Q & A: 11am, Rochestown Park Hotel (Douglas).
- Dublin, Tuesday Feb 21, Light Breakfast from 8.30am, Seminar: 9.15am, Q & A: 11am, Radisson Blu (Golden Lane)
- Belfast, Wednesday Feb 22, Light Breakfast from 8.45am, Seminar: 9.30am, Q & A: 11am, Radisson Blue (Cromac Place)
There will be a 1 hour presentation introducing Intune, talking about the scenarios, the business case, and selling/operating it as a value added reseller. I will be doing a 30 minute demonstration of the product in action.
It should be fun … the Cork event will be my first day back in work after spending next week up the side of a frozen mountain near the arctic circle in Norway.
I’ve started working on Microsoft Windows Intune as part of my role with work. I’m building up a demo lab and I need it to be able to perform somewhat decently when I’m using hotel wifi. My big concern is pushing out software. I’m using a small software package, but hotel wifi can crawl.
My setup is simple enough. I’m using my “beast” laptop and it is ins with Windows 8 Developer Preview (client) with Hyper-V enabled. I started out just with a simple Win 7 VM sitting on an external switch with Internet access. Everything worked fine – reporting, software deployment, AV, etc.
For Internet performance boost (hopefully), I installed a VM with FreeProxy. It was dual homed on the external switch and on an internal switch. I moved the Win 7 VM to the internal switch and I configured the IE proxy. Browsing worked OK. I tested some Intune software deployment. That works by using Windows Update, which points at Intune. That when I got a 0x8024402c fail. That WU error is related to proxy settings. Huh? I’d configured that. I found a fix, but more later.
I wanted to scale out my lab for a more realistic demo. I deployed out more Wni7 VMs from my generalised image. They were popped behind my proxy on the internal switch. I tried to install the Intune client but I got this error:
The software cannot be installed: 0x80cf402c
I’d already fixed the Windows Update issue so I guessed (correctly) what the fix was. WU is not checking the IE proxy settings. The fix was to run an elevated command prompt and run:
netsh winhttp set proxy <proxy name or IP>:<port>
netsh winhttp set proxy 10.1.10.1:8080
When I tested Intune client operations after that, everything worked fine. It’s a pain, but you can avoid this if you configure Web Proxy Auto Detect (WPAD). Windows Update can use this as an alternative way to configure WinHTTP.
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