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30
Sep

Case of the stalled Windows 7 Updates with MDT Build & Capture

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Today I would like to talk about a frustrating issue for those of us who still have a need to create a build & capture process for Windows 7.  This post is focused around using a Build and Capture Task Sequence with MDT 2013 Update 2 without a WSUS server (letting Windows 7 go to […]

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21
Sep

The Model Portal: Intro

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Hi all, Automation tools are great! We all spend hours creating endless amounts of automation, but for who to consume? Do you have a good way to delegate to other IT personnel specific runbooks or individual PowerShell scripts with normalized input parameters to ensure the Automation will be executed successfully? Wouldn't it be nice if a portal could [...]

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14
Sep

Dynamically Scheduled Runbooks in Azure Automation

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Hello again, Automation fans.   Today we’re going to be talking about Dynamic Schedules and Runbooks in Azure Automation, using AzureRM. This is an often requested topic, since the Azure Automation portal only offers the capability to schedule runbooks to run every hour, and does not allow for slices within the hour or for runbooks […]

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07
Sep

SCSM: Event 33610 and Extreme Slowness

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Summary Extreme slowness in the SCSM console combined with a flood of 33610 events can sometimes be caused by communication issues between the SCSM management servers and the SQL servers; enabling SQL’s Named Pipes setting for the SQL instances can quickly alleviate the issue. Introduction   Recently I was called into a client to troubleshoot […]

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