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  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 10

    Hi All, today is the last part of the secunia csi integration after the installation, open the SCCM console as administrator navigate to software library (note that there is a new node called Secunia) expand the node and click configure and enter your credentials if you havent configured...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 9

    Hi all, today we'll set up the CSI SCCM Plugin. To do this, you need to download it from http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/sccm_plugin/ Once you have downloaded, execute it (I'm doing it on the SCCM Server itself). On the Welcome screen, click Next Choose where you...
  • Blog Post: WMUG Event – Satisnet/Secunia – 10th April 2013 – Virtual

    WMUG is proud to announce a virtual meeting with Satisnet/Secunia, presented by John McCann and Morten Stengaard and hosted by Raphael Perez Overview: Secunia CSI provides highly detailed software inventory including both programs and plug-ins. This inventory is in turn mapped to security intelligence...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 8

    Hi all, today we'll set up the CSI and to do this, you will need to run the csi as administrator once you open, connect using your CSI username/password if its the 1st time, it will ask you information about the password, recovery, etc... once its done, you'll be able to scan hosts...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 7

    Hi all, in this post i'll start preparing the server for Secunia CSI... i'm using the CSI v6 that is compatible with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. To download it, go to secunia webpage ( http://secunia.com/products/corporate/csi/ ). there is also the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Challenge

    hi All, following my other Microsoft Challenge post ( http://wmug.co.uk/wmug/b/dotraphael/archive/2013/02/27/microsoft-challenge-can-we-download-windows-server-2012-and-system-center-2012-sp1-15-000-times.aspx ), Microsoft UK is now challenging the System Center MVP's and each one will have its own...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft challenge, Can we download Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 15.000 times?

    Hi All, Microsoft UK is challenging the UK MVP's and the challenge is simple.... Can we have 15000 downloads of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1? In my opinion we can as we're a big community (I already downloaded my copies). If you want to help us it is simple, download the software...
  • Blog Post: WMUG Event – SolarWinds – 13th February 2013 – Recorded

    Hi All, thanks for Michael and Laurence from SolarWinds for the presentation yesterday as well as everyone that joined us. If you could not attend, there is no problem, the meeting has been recorded and will be published soon.... thanks
  • Blog Post: WMUG Event – SolarWinds – 13th February 2013 – Virtual

    Hi All, after a test, we did manage to get the meeting working, however, we needed to change the "provider". This time we'll be using GoTo Meeting. The events page will be updated shortly as you can get more info about the event there ( http://wmug.co.uk/Hubs/wmug_event_content/w/wmug_event_content...
  • Blog Post: WMUG Event – SolarWinds – 6th February 2013 – Virtual - Cancelled

    Hi All, yesterday while we're doing a test we ran into a technical issue and due this reason, the livemeeting with SolarWinds has been cancelled. We're testing another possibilities at the moment and confirming the availability of the presenters. We hope we'll be able to run this next week...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 6

    Hi All, this is the part 6, last one talking about SolarWinds Patch Manager, and in this post we'll see how to publish updates to be used by the SCCM... 1st, on the SCCM console, go to Software Library, 3rd Party Updates, Updates overview, all updates, this month under Vendors, click Mozila...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 5

    Hi All, this is the part 5 where we will see how to install a remote console and integrate with SCCM 2012 SP1. I'll be using the SCCM Site Server itself instead of a remote SCCM Console. the 1st step, execute the patch manager setup on the welcome screen, click next accept the license...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 4

    Hi All, this is the part 4 where we will see how to prepare the environment (gpo and certificates). As we are using a self-signed certificate, we need install this certificate on all machines that will connect to the wsus, it means, every single machine on the network. to do it easily, i'll be doing...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 3

    Hi all, on this post we'll start the configuration of the software. to do this we need open the Patch Manager console. on the Product features selection, select system center configuration manager extension pack and click continue on welcome solarwinds patch manager getting started guide...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 2

    Hi all, in this post i'll start installing SolarWinds patch manager... i'm using the beta version that is compatible with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. To download it, go to solarwinds webpage ( http://www.solarwinds.com/patch-manager.aspx ). The current...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 1

    Hi All, this is the beginning of a series of posts about 3rd party software management. but before we start this, i want to say that the focus of this will be configuration manager 2012 SP1 and nothing else. Few days ago, Department of Homeland Security advised to stop using java due security "problems"...
  • Blog Post: [Project] - CM12 Automation RC is out!

    Hi All, i've been busy working on the RC release of CM12Automation (http://cm12automation.codeplex.com/) and today i'm happy to say that it has been released... the codeplex page is being updated and also, i'm uploading videos on youtube. I'll update this page once everyting is there...
  • Blog Post: Happy new year & MVP 2013

    Hi All, Happy new year and to start it nicely, i've got this e-mail today on my inbox...(or...let's say..spam box lol) last year (yes, i'm talking about 2012) there were many things happening on the System Center world, including System Center 2012, SP1, etc... i hope you have enjoyed...
  • Blog Post: [Project] - CM12 Automation - RC is coming

    Hi All, This project is really going somewhere, i received lots of inputs, including lots of Microsoft people, what is really great... Anyway..i'm finishing the RC version (final testings) and i hope i'll be able to publish it before christmas... at the moment, these are the main changes: 1-...
  • Blog Post: New versions published

    Hi All, i just published new version of the server sizing spreadsheet and design question word doc files... you can download them using the following links http://bit.ly/RcjtZk http://bit.ly/UdEUtV
  • Blog Post: WMUG Event - A Day with Wally Mead covering ConfigMgr 2012 RTM and SP1 on 10th of November 2012

    WMUG has done it again! We're very proud to announce that Wally Mead is coming back to the UK, and to WMUG on the 10th of November 2012, to present across a day on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager RTM and mostly SP1. Wally is one of the most authoritative sources of information for...
  • Blog Post: SCCM 2012 - Design Questions

    Hi All, It is really hard when you are in a design workshop and you don't know where to start, isn't it? I've been there, long time ago... this is normally happen on your 1st design workshop (or the 1st few)...and normally happen when you move from 1 department (lets say, support) to the...
  • Blog Post: Which one is the right method to deploy apps during OS Deployment?

    Hi All, Many times I’m asked: How should I deploy this app: Add it to the base image, during the OS Deployment (as application) or after (sw deployment via computer collections/user) This is a trick question and my answer is always couple of questions: 1- Size of the application 2- How...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring Bandwidth Transfer

    Hi All, i'm doing some tests and i'd like to monitor the network bandwidth to confirm the amount of data transfered from the server to the client (and vice versa) during many actions, like OS Deployment, SW Deployment, etc... i was looking over the net (and asked help from MVP friends), but unfortunatelly...
  • Blog Post: [Project] - CM12 Automation - beta release

    Hi All, today i'm proud to announce the release of the CM12 Automation beta... The download can be found at http://cm12automation.codeplex.com/releases/view/95777 and for more information on how to use it, look at this post: http://wmug.co.uk/wmug/b/dotraphael/archive/2012/09/28/project-cm12-automation...