Category Archives: Windows 10

Use biometrics within Remote Desktop

With Windows 10 version 1809, also known as Windows 10 October 2018 Update you can use biometrics to authenticate to a remote desktop session, as long as Windows Hello for Business are allowed and configured with both Azure Active Directory and Active Directory users.

Windows will automatically prompt you for biometrics when you’re creating a remote desktop session to a etc. Windows 2016 Server if you have logged in to your own computer using Windows Hello for Business.

Windows 10 shared PC – much faster sign-in

Do you also use shared PCs in your organization?

Within Build 17713 for Windows 10, you have the availability to use “Fast Sign-in,” which let the users sign in to a shared Windows 10 PC in a flash!

It only takes a few minutes to setup – so why not give it a try?

How to enable Fast Sign-in

  1. Set up a shared or guest PC with Windows 10
  2. Set the following policy to enable Fast Sign in (Policy CSP/Authentication/EnableFastFirstSignIn)
  3. With the policy enabled, sign-in to a shared PC with your account and notice the difference!

How to deploy Win32 apps with Intune

It’s now possible to deploy Win32 apps til Windows 10 with Intune. I have put this guide together to show you how to deploy win32 apps.

How to

First you need to wrap the Win32 app with Microsoft Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool. The packaging tool converts the installation files into a .intunewin format

  • Download the Microsoft Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool
  • Create a folder that contains the app installation files
  • Now create an installation file that contains the installation commands, in the same folder as the app installation file
  • Run IntuneWinAppUtil.exe from an elevated command prompt and type in the requested information
  • When the wrapping is done you’ll see a Done!!! message and the .intunewin app installation file, are created in the provided folder


Now its time to and the file to Intune

  • Sign-in to the Microsoft 365 Device Management portal and then go to Client apps -> Apps
  • Click Add
  • Select Windows app (Win32) – preview in App type and Select file in App package file
  • Browse to and upload your .intunewin app installation file
  • Provide Name, Description and Publisher in App information
  • Provide Install command and Uninstall command in Program
  • Provide Operating system architecture and Minimum operating system in Requirements
  • Select Detection rules and provide the required information for the Intune management agent which scan for the installed software
  • I my test I used Manually configure detection rules and Added these information;
    • Rule type = File
    • Path = C:\Program Files\wow32
    • File or folder = wow32.exe
    • Detection method = File or folder exists
    • Associated with a 32-bit app on 64-bit clients = No
  • Finally click Add to add the app to Intune