About me

Introduction

I’m working at a consultancy company called Lumagate, based in Sweden, as a Principal Consultant with Enterprise Mobility. For many years now my passion and focus has driven me forward to where I am today. My intention with this blog is to share my knowledge with the community, making the life of IT Pro’s a bit easier. Most of the content that I write about concentrates around Enterprise Mobility, meaning device management, app distribution and protection in addition to identity.

I was originally born in Denmark, but at early age we moved to Sweden. Beside that my work being one of my interests, I like to work out, watch tv-series and as every one else I like to travel.

Experience

Below is a list of some technologies I’m working with on a daily basis:

  • System Center Configuration Manager
  • Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2016
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security (Azure AD, Intune, Azure Information Protection etc.)
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Active Directory
  • SQL Server
  • PowerShell
  • C#
  • VBScript

Awards

  • Awarded Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility for 2016.
  • PowerShell.org Hero 2015

Certifications

  • 70-243 – Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • 70-415 – Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure
  • 70-688 – Supporting Windows 8.1

Community

What I like the most with working in the IT industry is how the community reach out and help one and another. In my early years of working with IT I had to rely heavily on blog posts, forum posts and what else Google could come up with. Actually, today is no different. But instead of only relying on other have to offer, I try to give back to the community by sharing my knowledge the way I know how to. This is the main reason for why I maintain this blog.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, feel free to do so. You’ll find my email and mobile phone number on the Contact page.

11 Comments

  1. Erin Purnell

    Hi! I loved your “Uninstall an Application in Software Center with PowerShell” post and am looking to do the exact opposite: install a package (associate the user with an AD group for that package or application on the way) without having the user deal with the App Catalog or Software Center, however we still want the user to be able to go into those consoles after the fact and see the app/package. Have you ever done a post about this installation?
    Would appreciate feedback.

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    1. NickolajNickolaj (Post author)

      Hi Erin,

      Have you tried to create a collection with a query membership rule for the AD group, then create a required deployment of an Application (not package) to your collection?

      Regards,
      Nickolaj

      Reply
  2. Gregory

    Have you ever deployed Apple’s Quicktime with Config Manager. We are using SCCM 2012 r2 and need to deploy Quicktime. I have not been successful so far.

    Reply
  3. Nick

    Hi,

    Have you ever deployed ‘Windows7x64 to Window8.1×64 keeping data files, application, domain member, etc…?

    Best regards

    Nick

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    1. NickolajNickolaj (Post author)

      Hi Nick,

      Yes I have. I’d suggest that you look into using USMT for keeping files and settings. It’s called a computer refresh. Take a look at my blog post about upgrading Windows XP to Windows 8.1, it provides a lot of information on what you need:

      http://www.scconfigmgr.com/2014/02/21/migrate-from-windows-xp-to-windows-8-1-with-configmgr-2012-r2/

      Regards,
      Nickolaj

      Reply
  4. Nick

    Hi Nickolaj,

    Thanks for replay. Yes I know your guide and I was followed that, after that the OS was upgraded but my all data files, application, domain member was away. I did follow exactly your gudie. Have you any Idea? Remember that your guide was from XP to Windows 8.1.

    Regards

    Nick

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  5. Nick

    Again me,

    Why do I need Computer Association? I wanto to refresh my windows 7 to windows 8.1? It should refreshed to the same computer windows 7. Do you mean I need two computers for refreshing?

    BR,

    Nick

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    1. NickolajNickolaj (Post author)

      I’d suggest that you look into using USMT with hardlinking, then you don’t need the computer association. Peter has created an excellent guide on how to make use of the hardlinking capabilities in USMT:

      http://www.petervanderwoude.nl/post/migrating-to-windows-8-by-using-hard-links-with-configmgr-2012/

      Regards,
      Nickolaj

      Reply
  6. Nick

    Thanks for the Link, I have tried this Link it is the same problem. The OS is upgraded, but the application, files and etc… are away.

    Could you help me please

    Regards

    Nick

    Reply
  7. Gilad

    Hello,
    Just wanted to let you know that your guides are the best I’ve worked with!
    I have been around for a “few” years (Over 20…) and throughout my career, I stumbled upon many how-to’s and articles.
    Yours are just excellent. They are simple, fluent and user-friendly, and you can see the efforts and experience put in every one of them.

    Thanks,
    Gilad.

    Reply
    1. NickolajNickolaj (Post author)

      Hi Gilad,

      Thank you very much for the kind words and support.

      Regards,
      Nickolaj

      Reply

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