Dell Server Deployment Pack – Notes from the Field…

Much like my previous posting about HP Insight Integrations for SCCM, I thought it may be beneficial to brain dump my experiences to date with the Dell Server Deployment Pack (DSDP).  I’ve been playing around with it in the same context as the HP integrations, and attempting to figure out the same situation – how […]

HP Insight Integrations for SCCM – Notes from the Field…

I’m not sure how many folks out there use HP Insight Integrations for SCCM, but I noticed when I first started digging into them that documentation about how they worked was *sparse* at best.  A lot of how I learned to use these integrations was a combination of reading other vendor’s documentation and generic trial/error.  […]

Using SCCM Configuration Baselines for Automatic IIS Backup

Digging into the power behind SCCM has been quite eye opening.  There are plenty of opportunities to combine SCCM’s inherent functionality to make life in the IT world a much better place to live.  Having recently worked on an issue with IIS, and having utilized the functionality of the appcmd.exe command for backup/restore, I thought […]

WMI, Powershell, and Various Scripts for SCCM Task Sequences

I’ve been experimenting with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) at work a lot lately.  In the course of my experimentation for OS Deployment (OSD), I’ve stumbled onto a number of helpful Powershell, WMI, and batch scripts that I’ve found quite useful.  These references can be particularly useful if you decide to go without the […]

How I’m Saving $800 a Year by Dropping Cable

Are you paying over $100 per month for Cable TV, High-Speed Internet, and Phone service? Would you like to find a way to trim that number in your budget? Do you find yourself feeling like you don’t get the value out of your cable subscription for the price you’re paying? I definitely did…and I finally […]