The question of how to manage systems in a multi-forest Active Directory (AD) infrastructure using System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) comes up quite often in online forums and at customers; this post will summarize and detail the answers I’ve given (over and over again). The Really Short Answer It doesn’t matter, and ConfigMgr doesn’t care.
We’ve seen many recent news stories about data theft, destruction, and security breaches in some of the world’s most high profile private companies and public sector bodies. Almost certainly all of these organizations have invested significantly in Security Tools to stop unauthorized ingress into their networks and information systems. So why has this investment been
On Wednesday, May 24th, Kent Agerlund, Microsoft Regional Director & Mobility MVP, Principal Consultant and Partner at CTGlobal and our very own Adrian Todd looked at how to Supercharge ConfigMgr. Using real-world customer examples, they highlighted how systems management solutions built on ConfigMgr can be enhanced to easily manage the many urgent and relentless challenges
If you can recall the days of lifecycle management in 2007 and 2012, Configuration Manager (CM) was not always as straightforward as many CM administrators wanted it to be. Typically, after the initial implementation, (as an admin) you had to deal with hotfixes, updates, and service packs on a regular basis. Applying these was a
Which Way Should You Choose? As noted in part two of my series on OSD frontends, each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Which you should choose depends upon your requirements. The method I generally use is to run the frontend from within the sequence, but that’s subjective and by no means set in stone.
Welcome to the second post in my three-part series on Operating System Deployment Frontends. In the first blog, I explained how frontends work and covered task sequence variables. In this post, we move on to how to use a frontend and more implementation advice. How To Use a Frontend Frontends in ConfigMgr OSD can be
Zero Touch and Lite Touch OSD is often broken down into two large categories: Zero Touch and Lite Touch. Both refer to fully-automated OSD processes. Zero Touch, as the name implies, requires no (or zero) interaction or intervention to successfully complete. Lite Touch on the other hand requires some limited amount of input from a
Thomas McGrath: Hi Susan. Tell us about the origins of 1E’s latest free tool, Software Intelligence? Susan Trapp: The original idea for Software Intelligence came out of a strategy forum, which was a series of workshops in April 2015. The idea was that we would create a useful, freemium product that could give insight into where people could make
throttle v. to regulate the flow (e.g. of fuel to an engine) 1E had an awesome few days in Minnesota for this year’s MMS! If you managed to get there I’m sure you had a great experience yourself and learned a lot from the great sessions and speakers (you may have attended some of the
“Nomad is a set it and forget it type of product. It has exceeded my expectations.” After hearing about Nomad at a SCCM user group meeting, Mike Simms, Desktop Technologies Architect for TEVA Pharmaceuticals, wanted to learn more about Nomad’s server reduction capabilities. He was redesigning the SCCM 2012 architecture for TEVA Pharmaceuticals in North