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.
There are times when nothing seems to go right for a company. Cybersecurity vendor Tanium – at least in terms of their public image – appear to be going through one of those periods. Some of the bad press has been technical. Specifically, the Wall St Journal reported (and the headline itself is reasonably self-explanatory)
2017 promises to be a momentous year in 1E’s history. For one, it marks our 20th anniversary as a company. On a personal note, I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved in that time. It’s been a lot of work, and a lot of fun. Best of all, we enter our anniversary year safe
A First Foray into THE CLOUD via Intune (#2 in a series) The first stop: Introduction to Intune Using the linked reference above as my starting point and source of basic information (with attribution given in my first post in this series), let’s try to dissect it from my experience as a traditional Configuration Manager
“I’m old, not obsolete!” Pops, Terminator Genisys For the literary-minded among you, it’s clear that the subtitle is a blatant play on words from the famous old poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor (1834). We’ve all heard of the concept of, “…having an Albatross hanging around your neck”. (See the link for the metaphor) I’ve been in
It’s a pleasure to announce our most recent partnership with Schneider Electric. One of the great joys of 1E is providing companies with safer, faster, better ways to upgrade their OS. Even multinational companies like Schneider Electric have their struggles and that’s where 1E makes a difference. Like a gallant knight on a white horse,
In case you missed it and didn’t already know, Airbus takes their projects quite “seriously”. CEO Tom Enders sets his sights super high and wants everyone to know. He announced a projection to having full scale prototypes of revolutionary urban aircraft by the end of the year. It’s pretty ambitions—and unbelievably exciting, radical, and thought provoking. Like
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
That’s a pretty tricky title to get right. I wanted to find something that didn’t disrespect Systems Center Configuration (SCCM) – after all, it is the de facto standard for systems management in the Windows world and it does a great job. It’s used by a phenomenal number of companies around the world. At the
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.