We like to have fun at our office. In fact, part of our Company Core Values states, “We thrive on humor and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.” Since April Fool’s Day is coming up, we wanted to provide you with a few funny pranks that could be used to cause a little (easily repairable) havoc […]

PowerShell Core 6 There are several reasons that you may want to use PowerShell Core 6. Some people like bigger numbers and 6 is definitely bigger than 5. Others may have some Linux machines in their environment and would prefer to use PowerShell’s object-oriented goodness when interacting with it. No matter your reasons for it, […]

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, or MDT, is an incredibly flexible, extensible, and powerful utility in the hands of any sysadmin. As times change and best practices mature, we’ve seen a shift from traditional “golden” images (with applications, settings, etc. all baked in) to thin images, easily updated and dynamically provisioned during the imaging process itself. […]

As of March 12, 2018, we will no longer be updating or maintaining the WannaCrypt Patch (MS17-10) collection. Even though we’ve removed the collection from the Collection Library, there are still ways to identify and keep computers patched. It’s been nearly a year since the mass hysteria after WannaCrypt and its nasty host of friends […]

PDQ Deploy 16 is now available  This version comes with some highly requested features and enhancements. To enable alerts for new versions of PDQ products, click Options > Preferences > Alerts (or press Ctrl+Comma) and check Auto Update Check Enabled. Once saved, click A new version is available in the status bar to download and install the new version. […]

Is your PDQ Deploy console starting to get unorganized and messy but you’re unsure where to begin cleaning it up? Are you afraid of clearing out old/unused deployments in fear of removing something relevant and making a permanent mistake? Are you even more fearful of SQL/SQLite code? Using SQLite queries can be a quick path […]

Happy SysAdmins Valentine’s Day Pink and Blue are at it again in this special Valentine’s Day themed showdown. Watch as their antics spice up in this newest installment. Who will win? Watch to find out and stay tuned for our next episode. Episode 3: Print and Prejudice Previous Episodes If you’ve missed either of the […]

A host by any other name still smells as sweet. Now that I’ve thoroughly confused myself, I’ll move on to an oft-confusing topic for many users of PowerShell; PowerShell Hosts. Over the years, I’ve seen a few posts on this topic. One of my favorites by Don Jones tries to help people understand how PowerShell works. […]

I recently did a blog post about the various PowerShell profiles. It was super thrilling. But, it left me wondering about the order in which the profiles are going to load. I realized that was the one thing that I didn’t cover, verifying the Powershell profile load order and changing the order to which they […]