Installation versus Implementation

We have all gotten the pitch from the vendor: “you will be up and running in under 1 hour”. It varies in length, but the concept is the same most times. The idea that you go from CD or a download, to production in a minimal amount of time. What you will quickly learn is … Read more

Group Policy WMI Filter – Laptop or Desktop Hardware

In a previous article¬†about WMI filters for Group Policy, I identified simple filters to make sure that GPOs will only apply to machines running a specific operating system such as Windows 7. This is helpful for separating workstations based on OS, but one of the most commonly asked for filter is whether the client is … Read more

Don’t lose weight, gain fitness

It’s spring time and with summer fast approaching many people are getting into the weight loss state of mind. A typical situation at the beginning of each year is that a number of people who are nicknamed “The Resolutioners” will become aggressive with trying to lose weight based on a New Year’s resolution. If you … Read more

Remove old Active Directory computer accounts from SCCM

A common issue in IT organizations is that the removal of computer objects is not done regularly. While I’ve presented scripts for removing old computer accounts from Active Directory, I’ve recently had to extend the removal of legacy computers into other systems such as SCCM. Because SCCM dynamically discovers computers, but does not remove them … Read more