I’m going to shake it up here and do something totally crazy. I’m going to talk about operating systems for a moment. OSD is absolutely something in my wheel-house and I certainly have my own ways of doing things. However, I don’t really talk that much about it because there’s just so many freaking people […]
1/9/19 Update: The most recently released SSU (KB4486458) was given a distinctive title (2019-01 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 10 Version 1703). If Microsoft is reliable in this (to be determined) you could create an specific ADR for them and deploy ahead of your regular scheduled patch cycle. Still seems kinda janky to me though. […]
Once again another Midwest Management Summit has come and gone. For me personally, this one is going to be hard to beat. I’m not going to try and give you a rundown of all the technical stuff I learned. Not because it’s boring but because that’s the kind of stuff I always talk about and […]
Many moons ago I decided to get serious about client health. First, because I kept finding endpoints that didn’t have the ConfigMgr client. Second, because those that did have the client were failing to install updates. In this post I’m going walk through how I implemented a health script for my organization. I want to […]
12/20/18 Update: Removed a check for WSUS cmdlets that prevented the script from working on 2008 R2 and the ReSyncUpdates from the WSUS standalone config file. 12/10/18 Update: Fixed a configuration file parsing problem and added licensing information for GPLv3. Note: When updating you will need to update any existing plugins as well. Despite a […]
As a rule, you shouldn’t need to do this but there is currently a specific use case where you will. The impact of getting it wrong is not pretty so learn from my mistakes. Then vote on UserVoice to make the whole thing just go away.
App Model: Good. Supersedence: Bad From the start I’ve tried to make the most of the ability to define application dependencies and supersedence relationships. For instance, we create dependencies for Visual C++ redistributables so that we can identify the apps that rely on those that are not longer supported. The later however, supersedence, has rightfully […]
The first release of my update reports was a total lie. There was absolutely no dashboard in what I called ‘Yet Another Software Update Dashboard’. I’ve fixed that.
I went to MMS. I have a blog. You figure it out.
Things got real last week and ‘all of a sudden’ organization realized that what the product MVPs have been saying for years is true and simply not optional: you must be running a software update maintenance script. I’ve updated mine to be more useful. Because I’m like that I guess.