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MEM SCCM SQL

Auditing in MEMCM Using Status Messages SQL Queries

If your organization uses MEMCM for configuration management, it’s more than likely that it is being managed by a team of people instead of a single person. And depending on how your organization works, you may have separate teams who creates collections, deploy the packages and applications, and the team that manages the infrastructure related […]

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Tools Windows

Microsoft RDCMan Makes a Comeback

This is just a short blog post to celebrate the comeback of a well known Remote Desktop management software, RDCMan. Back in March 2020, the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) got deprecated due to security issues. The Executive Summary on the vulnerability assessment page said the following: An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the […]

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MEM SCCM

Software Update Reporting in MEMCM – Part 1

This is going to be a three-part series where I will try to explain some of the components behind Software Update reporting in MEMCM. Part 1 is focused on the building blocks of a report, the Views in the MEMCM database. If you’re looking for a query that you can directly use in your environment, […]

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Windows

Windows 11 Insider Build on a VM

If you’re working in IT, or are generally curious about technology, you would have heard about Windows 11. Microsoft released a new version of Windows after almost 6 years, and currently, it is only available for the people who are part of the Insider Program Dev channel. The Insider ISO file is not available as […]

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MEM SCCM

Returning Back to My MEMCM Lab After 6 Months

I built a Configuration Manager (MEMCM) lab in August 2020 as a means to learn more about it and assembled a desktop especially for the same purpose (and maybe a little bit of gaming as well). A couple of months later, I decided to move back to my hometown as we had an option to […]

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Active Directory MEM SCCM

Configure Active Directory Discovery Methods

After the SCCM has been installed on the Site Server, we need to make some configurations through which all the devices and users which we need to manage, get populated automatically into the console. This is done through the use of AD Discovery Methods in SCCM. In order to make use of these features, we […]

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MEM SCCM

Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups in SCCM

What is a Boundary? If you see the map of your country, you will notice that all the states are divided with a line, also known as the boundary. Why are they divided? Because every state may have its own policies and access to its own separate resources which are within that region. It is […]