I Hope You Patch Adobe Products Like All The Others

October 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

Yesterday I quoted a Microsoft security report based on information they gather from numerous sources: “Detections of exploits targeting Adobe Flash, although uncommon in comparison to some other types of exploits, increased in 2Q11 to more than 40 times the volume seen in 1Q11 … Two [...]

Interesting Analysis on Patching and Attacks

October 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Microsoft produces a document called the Security Intelligence Report on a regular basis.  Some of it hit the news today so I decided to take a peek.  The report doesn’t restrict itself to exploits of Microsoft products and is based on data that they gather from a number of sources. [...]

Deploy Office 2010 via ConfigMgr 2007

July 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Yesterday I wrapped up the deployment and proof-of-concept of deploying Office 2010 with SP1 via System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3.  It was a nice one: branch distribution points, client deployment in a mature XP network, etc. Here’s a rough idea of what I did: Install a site [...]

System Center Update Catalogs for Third Party Products

June 2, 2011 // 2 Comments

Ever notice how many problems are caused by drivers or firmware?  Ever notice how often Adobe releases a new version of Reader or Flash to solve a security issue, and how many legacy versions are running on your network – thus making your Windows Updates process pretty irrelevant?  Ever [...]

Visio 2010 Add-Ins – Pay Attention System Center People!

June 2, 2011 // 1 Comment

You may have wondered how to crate pretty pictures to share on a big screen that depict some health information about stuff that you manage using System Center.  Here’s how … I was mucking around with the Visio plug-ins for Operations Manager for the first time today, adding monitored [...]

Start Learning About Configuration Manager 2012

April 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

I first became an MVP with a Configuration Manager expertise.  It was kind of odd timing; I had done quite a bit of writing and blogging on it but not in a while; I’d actually moved on to Hyper-V at the time!  That was because I was working in the hosting space where there were no [...]
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