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 […]

Debating a Windows 8 Upgrade? Check this serious deal…

This is a short post folks: If you’re debating a Windows 8 upgrade, now’s the time to do it.  I was just poking around on Amazon and they’ve got the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $67.  That’s a savings of 67% (or $133 off)!!! Yes, the “new start menu” is a little shocking at first, […]

Christmas 2012 Wishlist

It’s that time again, and Black Friday is just around the corner!  Time to start thinking of what technology should be landing under your tree this year!  Fortunately for you, I’ve been doing all the research and have just what you need for the kids, spouses, and even the grandparents!  Never fear – if it […]

Volume Licensing for Small Business – Buy Discounted Software Like the Big Boys!

If you read my previous article about the “Family Pack Upgrade” for Windows 7, you learned that it provides a number of Windows 7 upgrade licenses for a discounted price.  In essence, the “Family Pack” upgrade is a “volume” discount for the operating system on your home computers.  I’ve noticed these “family” licensing schemes becoming […]