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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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26
Jun

Journey into Windows 10 Deployment

Posted by | | Uncategorized · Windows 10 | No Comments on Journey into Windows 10 Deployment

Welcome Traveler Let's go on a journey.   A journey of the mind.   To the world of Windows upgrades.....   Just hearing the words brings a sinking feeling that weighs the soul of mortal technicians and engineers everywhere. The pitfalls are all around us... those that we accept because we must. App compatibility. User [...]

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07
Jun

How Windows 10 Drives Business Value

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Ready or not, Windows 10 is where it’s at and going to be for the foreseeable future. To ensure that your organization gets the most value out of the new feature set, we are delivering a four-part webinar series. Check out our first webinar video as Model Technology Solutions' managing partner and Microsoft technology expert, [...]

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30
May

Conquer Remote Workforce Challenges with the Right Technology

Posted by | · · · | Azure · Microsoft Intune · Windows 10 | No Comments on Conquer Remote Workforce Challenges with the Right Technology

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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18
May

How to Verify Systems Are Patched for WannaCrypt Using SCCM

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  Note:   I have updated the code on this page by request to allow limiting the machines returned by a collection.     Due to the emergence of the WannaCrypt ransomware last week, SCCM admins worldwide were tasked to discover how many of their organization's devices were at risk for becoming infected. Unfortunately, many organizations [...]

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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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30
Mar

Understanding Software Update Deployment Status, Part 3: Viewing Compliance in the SCCM Console

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SUMMARY This is part 3 of a 6 part series where I talk through common issues I have seen that skew the numbers for software updates, or make it difficult to explain the results. Once we are done, hopefully you will be able to look at the SCCM Software Update process in much the same […]

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16
Mar

Creating a RAMDisk in Server 2016 for IO Benchmarking

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Hi Again everyone!  This post I’ll be showing some PowerShell commands for creating a RAMDisk.  Recently I was engaged at a client site where we were baking off Hyper-V vs VMware.  The Host and Network Stacks consisted of the same fabric but the storage back end were placed on different block level arrays with different […]

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22
Feb

Understanding Software Update Deployment Status, Part 2: Client and Scan Issues

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Summary This is part 2 of a 6 part series where I talk through common issues I have seen that skew the numbers for software updates, or make it difficult to explain the results. Once we are done, hopefully you will be able to look at the SCCM Software Update process in much the same […]

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10
Feb

SCCM Current Branch and pre-production clients

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Hello, world! A quick blog to review the steps required to implement Pre-Production SCCM client upgrades. You will need a Device Collection with members used for testing upgrades. Verify the Hierarchy Settings – In the Configuration Manager console open Administration > Site Configuration > Sites, and choose Hierarchy Settings. On the Client Upgrade tab of the […]

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