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08
Aug

Top 10 Desktop Security Risks and How to Fix Them (2018 edition)

Posted by | · · | Cyber Security · Patch Management

Desktop security risks are an unfortunate constant in any environment. Not a year goes by where we don’t hear about a high-profile cyber attack or data breach. Target, Home Depot, Adobe… the list of high-profile targets is large and growing. And we’ve all heard about threats like Wanna Crypt and Bad Rabbit.   Although threats […]

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11
Jan

Model Technology Solutions Welcomes Steve Bowman as Vice President of Sales

Posted by | | News

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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29
Nov

I CNAME What You Did There

Posted by | · | DNS · SQL

Hi all!  I have a tendency to blog about what I’ve been seeing in the field lately and for some reason SQL Always On Availability Group Installs have been coming our way. One thing I always recommend when putting a new cluster in place is adding a CNAME in front of your listener string.  In […]

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27
Nov

OMS Log Analytics: Parsing Custom Fields On The Fly

Posted by | · · · | OMS

Summary The new Log Analytics query language contains a host of new keywords, statements, functions, and operators, making it easier than ever to do more with your data. Today’s focus is on the new “parse” keyword which allows a user to extract multiple custom fields from their data dynamically during a query, enabling users to […]

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14
Nov

Set IE as default for Windows 10 Intune (SCCM/Hybrid) clients

Posted by | · · | Microsoft Intune · SCCM · Windows 10

One of the first questions we are generally asked with Windows 10 is “How do I make Internet Explorer my default browser instead of Edge?”   Now we could have a whole discussion around Edge vs IE, but that’s not the point of this post. 🙂   Today’s post we will outline changing the default […]

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07
Nov

SCCM and MDT OSD with BitLocker OH MY!

Posted by | No Tags | SCCM · Windows 10

While working with a client on an in-place upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 utilizing an SCCM task sequence integrated with MDT, I ran into some unexpected issues. First let’s look at the Disable BitLocker step in the SCCM MDT task sequence.   “Enable BitLocker” step is nothing more than an execution of a [...]

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13
Oct

Friends at Last? (SCCM Current Branch and TLS 1.2)

Posted by | · · | SCCM

The Scenario While on a recent project, one of my colleagues and I came across an issue when trying to install a new SCCM Current Branch site using Server 2012 R2 and SQL 2016.   The setup wizard would start just fine, and all prerequisites passed.  However when we got to the point where we […]

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04
Oct

The Case of the Crashing Hyper-V Nodes

Posted by | · | Hyper-V

Hi again all!  In this post I’ll be discussing a recent case we worked on with a customer.  They were experiencing stability issues on a newly upgraded 5 node 2016 cluster.  The nodes in the cluster would blue screen at random causing VM’s to cold boot on other nodes.   This was also the first […]

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27
Sep

OMS Log Analytics: The New Experience

Posted by | | OMS

There’s never been a better time to implement Operations Management Suite Log Analytics than now. The platform has recently experienced its largest and most fundamental update since its inception, providing even greater analytics capabilities than ever before, while still retaining all the functionality and solutions that users have grown to love.   Microsoft recently announced […]

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08
Sep

CM Tech Preview 1708 – Make Scripts Work for You!

Posted by | · · | PowerShell · SCCM

Greetings everyone, If you haven’t heard by now, the newest branch of SCCM 1706 brought the concept of managing PowerShell scripts within the Administrators console that can be executed against Devices or Device Collections.  This a an awesome feature that has tons of possibilities.  You may have quickly noticed that you cannot pass parameters to […]

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