Customizing the Software Center in Configuration Manager CB 1710

Configuration Manager Current Branch build version 1710 has been released and it brings quite a few very cool new features. For starters, you now have more customization options for the Software Center. You can add your Software Center specific company name, have no limits on the Software Center color theme, can set a company logo, and even set the visibility of specific tabs. Customize Software Center in Client Settings From the Configuration Manager console, navigate to Administration – Client Settings Right-click your device client settings and select Properties or select your device client settings and select Properties from the ribbon From…

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Hide Phone and Gaming in Windows 10 1709 Settings

As Microsoft starts adding/migrating settings to Windows 10, you will eventually need the ability to hide certain settings pages from your end-users. Starting in Windows 10 1703, you have the ability to hide specific pages from the Settings app by using Group Policy or MDM as documented here. The policy leverages the URI of the page and sometimes these URIs are pretty difficult to find. Luckily, you can find a list of the URIs here (at the time of this article, it was not updated with 1709 URIs). Michael Niehaus has a great article to get you started https:…

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Resolving Issues with Miracast in Windows 10 on a Domain

Recently I had a project to rollout a number of Surface Hubs, Surface Books, and Surface Pros for a client. One of the cool features of the Surface Hub is to present from your device wirelessly using Miracast. Everyone assumed, since these were all Surface devices, this would just work – we were wrong. As it turns out, there are a number of things in a business environment that can block Miracast. Unable to find any formal documentation, I had to do a lot of digging. Below are the steps we took to eventually get it to work and I hope…

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