Windows Management Framework v5–Application Deployment w/ ConfigMgr

Update 2/26/16 for Re-Release WMF 5 Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages has been republished Download the Updated MSU files here. To use the new Re-Released version, update your Source Files with the new downloads, then update your Deployment types to use the updated Downloads. Update the Content tab to point at the New ... Read more Windows Management Framework v5–Application Deployment w/ ConfigMgr

Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Setup

Prerequisites Download the LAPS application here. There is a good Walk-Through by Kyle Beckman  (@kobeckman) that covers this topic well.  He does a great job!  I’m just adding Client Install & Admin Install information, if you want to use ConfigMgr. I’m going to point you to his Blog to get the Active Directory / Group ... Read more Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Setup

Windows 10 Tweak: Change Command Prompt to PowerShell as Default in WinX Menu Action

Update: 10/17/2016 – Confirmed works on 1607 & Server 2016For in place upgrades, recommend using Group Policy to add registry Keys     Or simply run this to add it to your own profile… (requires log off & log on)REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V DontUsePowerShellOnWinX /T REG_DWORD /D 00000000 /F ________________________Original Post:So you love to Right-Click ... Read more Windows 10 Tweak: Change Command Prompt to PowerShell as Default in WinX Menu Action

My 5 Favorite Now Micro’s Right Click Tools Features.

If you were to ask me, which ConfigMgr addon tool could you NOT live without, it would undoubtedly be the Now Micro’s Right Click Tools.  The added functionality is essential for ConfigMgr Console users ranging from Service Desk staff to High level ConfigMgr Admins.  If your service desk isn’t using the Console and RCTs available, ... Read more My 5 Favorite Now Micro’s Right Click Tools Features.

Regularly Updating Applications like Notepad ++ and WinSCP using ConfigMgr

So you have several applications in your environment that get regular updates and your 3rd party software patching program doesn’t include them, or worse yet, you don’t have a 3rd party software patching solution.  With a little work, you can setup your own way to target those applications and patch them with minimal work. I ... Read more Regularly Updating Applications like Notepad ++ and WinSCP using ConfigMgr