Author: Brigg Angus

As we and everyone else predicted, a variant of the WannaCry/WannCrypt has been released into the wild: NotPetya (early virus scans marked it as last year’s Petya, but it’s not). We’ve been keeping a close eye on this throughout the day, and have come up with a package that could possibly prevent NotPetya infection. No, this […]

This post begins with a warning about disabling SMBv1, a scary warning that should cause cold, bone-chilled sweats and nightmares of a post-apocalyptic future fit for neither man nor beast; and you should read this dire warning right after reading this sentence you are now reading. Warning, Achtung, Mise en Garde, Peligro, Pericolo Disabling SMBv1 […]

The Powers From On-High have declared that no more shall Skype for Business be installed in your organization. No more recipe sharing, pictures of Ms. Coddlebottom’s trip to Aunt Bethany and Uncle Cleatus’ gator farm, or HR infractions in the form of wildly inappropriate memes involving kitchen utensils and spray foam. You have been tasked, […]

Part the Second: Internet Explorer A few weeks ago, we posted about how to manage Chrome Extensions. This week, we’re doing the same for Internet Explorer (IE), the other enterprise browser. And like Chrome, we’re using the best tool for the job, Group Policy. (See the note at the end of this blog for information […]

Tasked as you are to install Skype for Business so users can chit chat all the livelong day and collaboratively interface about marketing buzzwords, cotillions, bar mitzvahs, the annual Potato Festival, and probably work too, we have this fair post to help in your Skype for Business deployment adventure. If you are looking to uninstall […]

Part the First: Chrome Given last month’s Cisco WebEx Browser Extension Vulnerability, and the resultant hours of near-terror that ensued, you might be wondering how you can better manage browser extensions for your users. Many of you asked, “Does PDQ manage extensions?” The short answer is no, we don’t manage browser extension easily. Like most […]

You’re looking to deploy Adobe Creative Cloud using setup.exe, rather than the MSI. For instructions on using the MSI, check out this blog post. This post will show you how to configure the Creative Cloud Packager and then successfully install the selected Adobe CC products. Be sure to check out the tips for troubleshooting silent […]

It is the nature of things that seemingly straightforward recipes such as those to remotely activate Office can sometimes fail. Realizing that your 14,783 deployments of Office didn’t activate correctly and that 14,783 ravenous, ill-tempered, and thirsty (assume for blood) users will be walking into the office in less than twelve hours to face the […]

You’ve got some users that need access to Adobe Photoshop or Dreamweaver perhaps…that’s where deploying Adobe Creative Cloud comes in. This post will have two parts. First you will make configurations using the Creative Cloud Packager, then you will create a deployment package to silently install Adobe Creative Cloud. Note: These steps will ONLY work […]

You’re needing to install Office 2016 on several machines on your network. You can silently install Office 2016, and with a little prep work you can get a deployment underway in no time at all. To start, you’ll need to create a MSP file using the Office Customization tool that’s ready for deployment. Note: These […]