Author: Bryan Dam (page 1 of 3)
Le sigh. Another Midwest Management Summit has come and gone. These events have always been whirlwinds but this year I had ten sessions where I was speaking in some capacity. While I didn’t get to attend as many sessions as I may have liked I still came away with some really great information. To say […]
A couple of weeks ago I went through the history of how the cadence of Windows 10 Feature Updates has changed since Microsoft cooked up their initial cockamamie scheme. You can find that here: You’re getting SAAAAAAAC’d Last week people started asking me about various Windows 10 updates that weren’t showing up in their WSUS […]
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 […]
5/14/2019 Update: They did it AGAIN! In May 2019 the Cumulative Updates for Win 10 1607 (LTSC), Win 10 1803, Server 2016, and Server 2019 all require the Servicing Stack Updates released in the same month. 1/9/19 Update: The most recently released SSU (KB4486458) was given a distinctive title (2019-01 Servicing Stack Update for Windows […]
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.