Windows Azure AD Join missing option

Hi everyone !

Today I wanted to talk a small issue that can happen if you try to join a machine to Azure AD. The issue is the Join Azure AD’s option is just not displayed in the Account’s windows but would work in OOBE.

That would show that way;

The error can come if the computer got no internet access, as it can’t log into Azure at all. The error can come too if you have a Microsoft Account too into the computer, like there;

For that computer I was able to log to an Microsoft Account AND an Azure AD account, but the computer was forced to stay inside a unmanaged state as the option to join the Azure AD was just not there.

To allow the computer to join the Azure AD you need in that case to remove the Microsoft’s account. That will allow you to join the Azure AD, like shown there after the removal of the Microsoft’s account;

After you can join completely;


GPO WMI Filter Trick – No clause and multiple query(s)

Hi everyone !

Today I wanted to share a tip for creating more complex group policy.

WMI filter come handy to target the needed computer in group policy. Adding a NOT LIKE clause like in SQL can be there important.

Creating multiple query help to make a full target.

Keep in note that in multiple query EACH query must be TRUE. So if you do two query, both need to be evaluated as TRUE for the filter to apply.

I will start with the NO clause. If inside your WMI filter you need to use a NO clause please remember that it must be wrote select * … WHERE NOT ….

An example that do a compare on the version;

select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE NOT Version like “10.0.14393%”

Now time to talk on how to make multiple WMI check filter.

I would show an example of how it can be useful; if in example your GPO must target all Windows 10, except a LTSB version. That would look that way;

select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE NOT Version like “10.0.14393%”

select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like “10.%” AND ProductType=”1″