Installation and Demo of ServiceNow’s Emergency Response Apps

A few weeks ago, ServiceNow released four free apps to help organizations manage their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been extremely valuable during this time of uncertainty and we are recommending them to all of our clients.  ITS Instructional Videos  While these apps are incredibly helpful, they can be a little bit confusing to integrate. We’ve made a video tutorial to help you get each … Continue reading Installation and Demo of ServiceNow’s Emergency Response Apps

Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) / Windows ADK Insider Preview Build 15021 – Part 2 – Provisioning School Devices

Note: This is part 2 of a series of  posts.  I decided to break this topic up into multiple posts and to release a post a day to try and keep the content short(er) and retain-able.  Sometimes when we have a lot put in front of us all at once, an overly long blog post can … Continue reading Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) / Windows ADK Insider Preview Build 15021 – Part 2 – Provisioning School Devices

Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) / Windows ADK Insider Preview Build 15021 – Part 1 – Simple Provisioning

Note: This is part 1 of a series of posts.  I decided to break this topic up into multiple posts and to release a post a day to try and keep the content short(er) and retain-able.  Sometimes when we have a lot put in front of us all at once, an overly long blog post can … Continue reading Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) / Windows ADK Insider Preview Build 15021 – Part 1 – Simple Provisioning

Troubleshooting PowerShell in a Configuration Manager Task Sequence using ServiceUI.exe and CMTrace.exe

These past couple months I have been playing around with a lot of PowerShell.  Particulary in the form of GUIs and Desired State Configuration (DSC).  Today I am here to talk about a nifty little utility that is part of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit called ServiceUI.exe. If you have ever tried to launch an HTA … Continue reading Troubleshooting PowerShell in a Configuration Manager Task Sequence using ServiceUI.exe and CMTrace.exe

Applying Windows Updates using the Windows 7 Convenience Rollup in Configuration Manager or MDT

Edit 06/01/2016: Updated to reflect latest WU Agent patch. Edit 05/27/2016: It has been brought to my attention that there is a newer version of the WU agent that can be applied during this process.  Although I have not tested it, I am sure that it works fine. You can find this update here. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612.  This would … Continue reading Applying Windows Updates using the Windows 7 Convenience Rollup in Configuration Manager or MDT

Extending the Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Console – Part 1

In my next series of posts, I will be talking about extending the Configuration Manager (Current Branch) console.  This is a topic I am just starting to dig into myself, so follow along and we can learn together. You are going to want to have a couple things available to you to follow along with … Continue reading Extending the Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Console – Part 1

Building Configuration Manager Driver Packages for Windows 7 with PowerShell and Double Driver

Edit 05/23/2016: I have added this script to Github and can be downloaded here. I just recently posted an article and a PowerShell script that extracts drivers and creates driver packages using Configuration Manager Current Branch here.  One of the things that I particularly liked about that script is that it was written using nothing but … Continue reading Building Configuration Manager Driver Packages for Windows 7 with PowerShell and Double Driver