Posted on January 20, 2015, by Todd, under Deployment.
I am working with a customer and assisting them with their application updates. One of the applications needing updating is Adobe Acrobat Reader MUI. This version of Adobe Reader allows it to be displayed in English or French depending on what language the user is using. Reader is also one of those pain in the ass applications that nag the user to update all the time, so getting in front of this one and updating proactively is always a good way to get ahead of the bullshit calls you’ll get to the service desk. The users shouldn’t have to be asked if they want to update. We should be managing that for them and we know if we can update based on testing those patches.
Posted on June 10, 2014, by Todd, under Deployment.
I’ve noticed over the past little bit where servers were reporting they were not genuine. We have a KMS infrastructure and machines are authenticating against it, yet we are seeing some that are not able to talk any more.
Posted on June 5, 2014, by Todd, under Technology.
In a previous post on Using PowerShell to Get a List of Groups from Active Directory, I showed you how to get a list of groups and export it to a CSV file. Now that we’ve done that, I’ll show you how to use that data to feed another set of commands where you can edit the groups. If you work with Address Book Segregation or new Address Lists in Office 365, you’ll need to do this at some point so that the data populates.
Posted on May 28, 2014, by Todd, under Technology.
I’ve been busy the past bit manipulating my QA environment to better match the production environment. One of the things I’ve needed to do was pull a list of Active Directory (AD) groups from certain Organizational Units (OUs) and put them into a CSV file where I can then use it to do things like change the email domain, descriptions, etc.
Posted on May 2, 2014, by Todd, under Technology.
Ever work on windows 8 or 8.1 and find the modern apps won’t start?
Yesterday I tried opening my modern apps and all I’d get is a black screen then bomb back to the start screen.
Posted on May 1, 2014, by Todd, under Technology.
Posted on April 29, 2014, by Todd, under Technology.
Be aware of a security issue for Internet Explorer 6 to 11.
The full information about the bug from Microsoft can be found here. Note there is no fix for Windows XP. If you are still running it, get off it. Until a fix is released, there are mitigation strategies you can apply.
Posted on April 16, 2014, by Todd, under Technology.
I’ve had a Polycom CX600 sitting on my desk for a few months now. It’s been acting up in that it was unable to connect to the Lync server. I figured it needed an update but wasn’t sure how to update these devices.
Posted on April 13, 2014, by Todd, under Deployment.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 came out last week. There is a way as a user you can fetch this, but if you are an admin you can push this out. Let me walk you through this. If you are running Windows 8.1 you will need to upgrade if you plan to continue receive security fixes.
Posted on February 19, 2014, by Todd, under Deployment.
When of the question I always get when deploying Windows whether it be Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or System Center Configuration Manager is how to I properly deploy drivers.