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SCCM Custom Tools Now Available

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By way of Brian Tucker’s excellent blog, Brian’s found a guy who knows a guy who has built some really cool right-click extensions for SCCM. These were a real cottage industry for SMS 2003, and administrators who were in the know never traveled anywhere without a USB key chock full of these little gems. Well, […]

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LUA Bugs…Beware!

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If you are struggling with trying to diagnose LUA, or Least-Privilege User Account bugs in your Vista, Server 2003 or XP environments, then Aaron Margosis has a tool for you. The tool is called LUA Buglight and, while it’s in beta, it still may be a useful tool for you developers and system administrators out […]

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SCCM Ranger Training

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From the Awesome Ideas Department, Brian Tucker has raised the idea of an SCCM Ranger training event that would encourage a team-based deep-dive into the management software, and would do so in a casual setting – a house on a beach, for example, rather than YACRIAMH (yet another conference room in a mediocre hotel.)

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[Tools] PowerShell Remoting through Group Policy

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Special Operations Software has released a tool that combines Group Policy and PowerShell, allowing administrators to push PS scripts to all desktops in their organization. This has a lot of potential to standardize and simplify what we often see out in the marketplace: a Frankensteinian tangle of KiX, VBScript, and Batch scripts running at login and at other times during user startup and shutdown.

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News from TS2 in Seattle (Part I)

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I attended a Microsoft TS2 event yesterday, and I’m currently preparing a report for my colleagues on what was announced and showcased. As I digest and remember everything from the event, I’ll post things of interest to the community here.

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[Tools]: Sysinternals AutoRun updated

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Microsoft recently released an updated version of the SysInternals AutoRun tool, which is absolutely in my daily toolbox when troubleshooting desktops. What runs at startup on your machine? Like detail? It’s compatible with Vista now, and comes with a command-line version, for you automation folks. Get it.

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