Configuring LAPS (Part 2)- Configuring and Deploying Group Policy

This post is the second part of a two-part series on configuring and deploying the Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). The first post covered the steps needed to configure Active Directory to support LAPS. That post can be found here . This post will cover the steps needed to enable the LAPS functionally on devices.
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Configuring LAPS (Part 1)- Configuring Active Directory

Why is Local Administrator Password Management Needed?

The question of how to deal with users having administrative rights on computers or other network resources is one that has many different answers and has evolved over time. While the scenarios around network and domain administrative access may be more complex, the local administrative rights scenario should be very similar for almost everyone.

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Email Notification for Security Changes in ConfigMgr

Have you ever had a deployment or maybe a security change that happened with no one noticing? Maybe you’re working with a team and someone accidentally deployed to the wrong collection. We all have busy schedules, it’s not easy stay on top of changes or deployments in Configuration Manager. Therefore, we need to take advantage of the built-in status system. This post will walk you through creating a status filter rule that sends an email whenever a security setting is created, modified, or deleted in ConfigMgr.
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RCT Builder Demo: Collection and Update

In today’s RCT Builder demo we’re creating a tool to move a device into a collection and automate the update/application of the associated machine policies.  For this tool, I want to be able to select the collection and let SCCM take care of the rest.  Be sure to watch the video below for a complete run-through. Continue reading “RCT Builder Demo: Collection and Update”

Captivating a Crowd

A Look at How to Deliver a Rich and Cost Effective Video Wall Project

Video walls are digital signage installations that comprise more than a single display.  Content is typically displayed seamlessly across the displays, providing a large format and immersive experience that can deliver diverse types of content.  While videos and informational overlays are a popular content choice, they can also be utilized to show multiple zones of mixed types of content. Continue reading “Captivating a Crowd”

Now Micro, Inc, Named CRN® Triple Crown Award Winner

Now Micro, Inc, Named CRN® Triple Crown Award Winner

Fourth Annual Award Program Recognizes Standout Solution Providers

St Paul, MN, October 2, 2017 – Now Micro, Inc, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has honored Now Micro, Inc with its esteemed 2017 Triple Crown Award. Forty North American solution providers had the necessary revenue, growth and technical expertise to be recognized on three of CRN’s pre-eminent solution provider lists, earning them the Triple Crown Award this year.
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Raspberry Pi 3 and Windows 10 IoT Core For Digital Signage

I’ve been a fan of the Raspberry Pi since its first release and have used them for various small-scale server tasks throughout the years in personal projects in my lab.  When Windows 10 IoT Core was announced, I was excited to finally have an inexpensive embedded Windows test bed.  I ended up buying a Raspberry Pi 3b, the 7″ touch screen and a case to contain it all. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi 3 and Windows 10 IoT Core For Digital Signage”

IoT Security Scorecard

In a previous blog post IoT Security Considerations, I detailed a number of considerations important to IoT security and keeping your organization from being a statistic or news item.  Since then, there have been a constant barrage of world-wide incidents of ransomware, worms and “content abuse” of IoT and other infrastructure systems in a number of public facing organizations. Continue reading “IoT Security Scorecard”