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Productive IT Management Insights

Powershell Detection of WannaCry relevant Patches

In the midst of all the #WannaCry mayhem,  ITS Partners is committed to protecting customers against this unprecedented threat.  Thanks to one of our engineers and a bit of PowerShell, we have a way to detect if the relevant patches are installed to...

Troubleshooting PowerShell DSC in a Configuration Manager Task Sequence using ServiceUI.exe and CMTrace.exe

These past couple months I have been playing around with a lot of PowerShell. Particulary in the form of GUIs and Desired State Configuration (DSC).  Today I am here to talk about a nifty little utility that is part of the Microsoft Deployment...

Applying Windows Updates using the Windows 7 Convenience Rollup in Configuration Manager or MDT

In this post I am going to review the process of applying the Windows 7 Convenience roll-up package during the image build and capture process. (This is not a service pack, as a service pack would extend OS supportability.) Edit 05/27/2016: It has...

Want updates? Better deploy Windows 10 now

A reasonable IT Pro may cast suspicion here…

Windows 7 Migration Highlighting Details of the Migration Process Using ITS Workflows.