In my post regarding what’s new in NightWatchman 5.5 I talked about the new NightWatchman Console .  I want to cover the security aspect of the console in this post to show some of the flexibility of the console as well as explain how to set the proper security. In the NightWatchman Console the last tab on the right is Security , this is to manage the security of the console specifically, not...

1E released a new white paper written by Ian Godfrey last week entitled Remote Management of BIOS Configuration, which is centered around configuring Wake-on-LAN but the concepts and tools can be used to manipulate other BIOS settings as well.  This paper covers a number of different hardware vendors and how to remotely configure the BIOS, something that is not standard across the hardware vendors...

Right before Christmas 1E released not only the free tool Service Window that I mentioned in my last post but also new versions of NightWatchman now version 5.5, 1E WakeUp version 5.5, Nomad Enterprise 3.2 and our first version of the NightWatchman console.  Over the last 18 months I had been working with AT&T® to prove out the 1E Power and Patch Management Pack, which is a combination of...

First install this patch MS08-067 Then use this to remove it from any infected computers Malicious Software Removal tool History: Win32/Conficker.B --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Background Win32/Conficker.B exploits a vulnerability in the Windows Server service (SVCHOST.EXE) for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2008...

Right before Christmas 1E released its first free tool for ConfigMgr admins in a while called Service Window .  This tool will allow you to edit, delete, add and view maintenance windows for ConfigMgr clients.  You can run the app on the client machine or by specifying the remote computer you want to examine.  Here is the app running on my laptop where you can see there are currently...

This is a great opportunity for IT administrators who have experience with Windows Server to provide feedback and help improve the next version. You do not need to prepare anything for this. We want to learn from you, the experts. We highly value your feedback and will be offering you a gratuity option in appreciation of your time and participation.We are recruiting individuals who: • Have experience...

I have been working with JD, Brian, and Nelson this week in Minneapolis.  At lunch today Brian and were talking about blogging and he had a good suggestion, I should change the title of my blog to The Monthly Ramblings of an SMS Engineer”.  Since I post so infrequently now.  I won’t apologize for my lack of posts however.  I do work quite a bit, just ask my manager and customers...

While they also updated several of their tools like Process Explorer, Handle, ZoomIt and SigCheck, the much more interesting news is that you don't have to download the tools any longer and put them somewhere in %PATH% you can execute them directly from the website. How cool is that? From a command prompt or Run simply type \\live.sysinternals.com\tools\<tool name here> And this site has...

In case you missed out the free AVG offer here is another free anti-virus product. Once you create a free account on the CA site they will send you link to download it. There words regarding the account. "This information will be used to create your FREE account in case you are in need of any support. Your information will be kept private and will not be shared with any third parties." Get...

I got a really good question today on maintenance windows and patching and how they can or cannot work together. Specifically if you had a maintenance window defined, but told the patches to install ignoring the maintenance window but suppress the reboots until the maintenance window will it install the updates and hold off on rebooting the clients until the maintenance window? First let's go over...

Update : Download link More Details . Overview Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 now offers full support for management with Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008, integrates customer feedback, feature Integration with Intel vPro Technology and enhances Asset Intelligent features. Full Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 Support: Deploy and manage Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008—with...

Just made public today, it will take a day or so to get the bits available for download. Regards, Anthony Anthony Clendenen | Solutions Engineer | 1E Microsoft MVP System Center Configuration Manager http://configmgr.com © Anthony Clendenen Technorati Tags: ConfigMgr , service pack , SCCM

My client is seeking an SMS Administrator to join their operations team in Seattle. The ideal candidate must be passionate and driven about SMS 2003/SCCM 2007, but also enjoys interfacing with customers. The contract would be roughly 6 months in duration with a start date of immediately. Responsibilities: - Communicates and negotiates deployment activities with the customer on peer and management level...

Finally got here after quite a long drive. We are staying at the Venetian and it is quite nice. There are quite a few people here already. When you register you get a backpack this year. It is blue, dark blue, but it is an OGIO backpack and it has a side zipper for your laptop as well as small side pockets, a large front pocket and a small front pocket. It actually looks like it will hold up quite...

There is a great article on the NAP team's blog on just how update enforcement works in NAP. "The easiest way to discuss update enforcement is to step through each part of the “Security Update Protection” section of the WSHV user interface. This is the dialog that appears within the Network Policy Server (NPS) console on Windows Server 2008" Regards, Anthony Anthony Clendenen | Solutions... More Posts Next page »