SCCM: All Software Updates responsiveness for Endpoint Protection dat files

Generally when I am interested in dat file compliance I will use the Endpoint Protection dashboard under monitoring. ¬†Recently I started wondering why I wasn’t seeing the compliance status for System Center Endpoint Protection data files accurately reporting in the SCCM console under All Software Updates. ¬†Additionally I wanted to speed up the compliance status … 

 

SCCM 2012: Security Scopes

While having a conversation today about security scopes I realized that I didn’t know the complete list of places that you could actually configure the Security Scope on objects. I didn’t see any list posted on any of the System Center sites so I started digging through the console. Security Scopes are part of the … 

 

Microsoft Security RSS feeds

If you are a Windows System Administrator there is a good chance you already have some Microsoft Security RSS feeds dropping into your reader. If you don’t have any, this post if for you. You can of course reach out to the different MS sites to read this, but it’s even easier to just pull … 

 

Specops Password Reset

In an effort to alleviate the Help Desk from one of the more consistent calls they receive, “I forgot my password”, I have recently helped setup Specops Password Reset. Specops Password Reset software allows end users to reset their Active Directory user accounts through self service secure processes. Administrators control the various Specops settings, and … 

 

Windows 8 Dev Download

In case you missed it, it was announced yesterday that Windows 8 Dev was going to be available for download starting around 11PM Est. I was pretty happy to see that I was actually able to get it before that. While I was expecting the download to be very slow it didn’t take anytime at …