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11
Jan

Model Technology Solutions Welcomes Steve Bowman as Vice President of Sales

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Model Technology Solutions, a St. Louis-based consulting and managed services provider specializing in IT automation, announces the addition of Steve Bowman as vice president of sales. Bowman will lead Model’s sales strategy and execution, with a key focus on expanding the company’s proven managed services offering locally and regionally.   “Our primary goal in selecting […]

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27
Jun

Patch or Petya: There Are Only Two Choices When It Comes to Security

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Well, here we go again.   Another massive ransomware attack is spreading around the globe as we speak, just a month after the WannaCry ransomware attack. Initial reports of businesses being impacted by the Petya malware came from Russia and Ukraine, but within hours the attack had gone global.   As John Carlin, chairman of [...]

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30
May

Conquer Remote Workforce Challenges with the Right Technology

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It’s no question that a remote workforce is becoming more and more prevalent as time passes, as proven by a 2017 Gallup survey showing that 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely, which is up four percentage points since 2012. VPN technologies (like DirectAccess, my all-time favorite) have [...]

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17
May

The 3 Biggest Lessons to be Learned from WannaCrypt

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Last week’s “WannaCrypt” ransomware attack not only exploited serious vulnerabilities and caused catastrophe for big name businesses around the globe, but it also highlighted some important lessons in IT environment security that a lot of organizations learn the hard way.   The level of disaster that attacks like these can cause for businesses is unfortunate [...]

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21
Dec

The 12 tips of SCCM

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03
Nov

Configuration Manager Current Branch: Non-Trusted Domains

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Howdy! I’m going to make this blog short and to the point because this topic can be cumbersome and intimidating to approach. It was difficult finding a concise blog giving me all the answers I needed. The scenario is a customer was wanting to manage SCCM agents across non-trusted domains, potentially across firewalls, while using System Discovery, […]

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21
Sep

The Model Portal: Intro

Posted by | · · · · · · · | Azure · Orchestrator · SMA | Comments Off on The Model Portal: Intro

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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29
Jul

Azure Automation Runbook to interact with On-Prem SQL via Hybrid Runbook Worker

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Hi all, I’ve been spending several of my minutes lately reading and writing to an on-prem SQL DB via a Hybrid Runbook Worker from Azure Auotmation; so I figured I’d share some learnings. In our custom developed solutions such as, our Automated Server Patching Solution for example, we’ll use custom SQL DB’s to track the workflows. This […]

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03
Jun

Server 2016 TP5

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Server 2016 is right around the corner and I’m sure everyone has copious amounts of free time to learn about the new features in Server 2016…No? This post can serve as a 101 list of features in Server 2016. Below you’ll find a small list of interesting features to get your learning path started in […]

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15
Jan

2012 R2 DirectAccess

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Looking to do 2012 R2 DirecAccess? You only want a single nic? And you want to use a NAT? Well read on then!     Recently we implemented DirectAccess for our internal infrastructure. A couple of items to note is that I’m not publishing the final configuration that’s been updated with the proper certificates, but […]

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