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

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

Updating Dell Bios with ConfigMgr–Post 3–The Application Deployment

  First, you’ll need to add global conditions for your model, I was able to use @agerlund  Kent Agerlund’s blog to achieve this: http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/global-conditions-in-configmgr-2012/These next few parts are borrowed directly from his post (When a Master creates good content, why re-invent the wheel): Creating the condition, open the ConfigMgr. administrator console, select Software Library, Application ... Read more

Updating Dell Bios with ConfigMgr–Post 2–The Scripts

In Post 1, we created the collections, now we’ll create the Scripts used to Deploy the Bios Updates All of the scripts, along with cctk tools needed are located here: http://garytown.com/Downloads/DellBiosUpdateScripts.zip Note: CCTK – Recommend brushing up on it here: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN294541/enDell Bios Command Line syntax: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/enterprise-client/w/wiki/3461.legacy-bios-updates In our environment, we use Bitlocker, so I had ... Read more

Updating Dell Bios with ConfigMgr–Post 1–Creating Model based Collections

First Post of several leading up to deploying Bios Updates / Bios Settings to Dell machines using the Application Model of ConfigMgr Update 10/12/16 – Don’t use “Like” in Collection Queries.  Since I wrote this post, I’ve gone back through and updated all the collection to use “equals”.  I’ve updated the post to reflect that ... Read more