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
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
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 Edit 05/27/2016: It has been brought to my attention that there is a newer version of the WU agent that can be applied during this process.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
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
There are a lot of great scripts out there for automating the creation of site boundaries in Configuration Manager, as well as some fantastic articles describing boundaries and boundary groups in great depth. You can check out one of these articles here at Windows-Noob that gets into a very detailed description of Active Directory site … Continue reading Automating IP Subnet Site Boundaries in Configuration Manager Current Branch
In this post, we get a fantastic, deep dive breakdown of the Package and Program process inside of Configuration Manager 2012. This is one of the most detailed articles I have read to date. "I will describe the process from the time the Configmgr admin creates the package in the console up until the time when … Continue reading Configuration Manger Package and Program Deep Dive
The purpose of this post is to give a high level overview of the deployment methodologies now available to use in Windows 10. There are 3 methods available to use now for Windows 10 deployment, and those methods are: Wipe-and-Load In-Place Upgrade Provisioning Wipe-and-Load Like previous versions of Windows, we can still use the good old … Continue reading What’s New in Windows 10 Deployment?