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Creating Local Repository Using PowerShell

There are various scenarios where one might want to quickly generate a local repository of Lenovo updates that can be consumed by Thin Installer or System Update in a scripted manner. This article will describe a PowerShell script that can be leveraged to create a repository for a specified machine type and OS. A scenario where this script might be used will also be described.

Adding Model Friendly Name to Intune Device Notes

As of today, there's still a limitation within the Intune portal to easily find the friendly name of a Lenovo system, i.e. ThinkPad T14 Gen 3. Instead, you're left with the Machine Type Model (21AH).

I'm sure there's a small group of people, if any, that have memorized what every MTM translates to for its respective friendly name.

To make this a bit easier, and with the help of Damien Van Robaeys' blog post, we can use the Graph API to populate the device notes property of an Intune device by matching the Model (aka MTM) to its friendly name.

Revisiting Update Retriever and Azure Blob Storage

This is a follow up to a previous article that walked through hosting an on-prem Update Retriever repository in an Azure Blob Storage.

If you've started leveraging cloud storage for your driver repository, this solution may be of interest to you if you're at a roadblock with how to deploy Bios updates to your endpoints.

The main focus of this article is a rather hot topic: Silently installing Bios updates.

Configure BIOS Settings Through Intune using the Think BIOS Config Tool

There are numerous articles out in the community that walk through how to configure BIOS settings through Intune. The majority of them being PowerShell solutions.

This post will provide an alternate method for configuring BIOS settings using our official Think BIOS Config HTA that was introduced back in 2016. This solution can also be leveraged as part of an Autopilot deployment.