Dell BIOS Reporting Tool

Mick's IT Blog

You will want to run this in SCCM in order to find the systems with the latest BIOS version to generate the report on. Recently, we ran into a problem when we discovered some of the newer laptops were not automatically disabling the WiFi when connected to ethernet.

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Local Administrators Automated Reporting Tool

Mick's IT Blog

Back in November 2016, I posted the blog entry on reporting local administrators on machines. That script is deployed to machines via an SCCM package that reports the local administrators back to SCCM to be able to be queried into a report.

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MDT Windows Updates Build Report

Mick's IT Blog

I found it nice to be able to get a clean, filtered report on what Windows updates got installed during the build process. The tool has given me a report, but there were times I forgot to look at it after a build completed. This reminds me by sending the report out via email.

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SCCM: Local Administrators Reporting

Mick's IT Blog

The script can report the list to SCCM by writing the list to a WMI entry. You can do both SCCM reporting and text file reporting if desired. The script will need to be executed on a routine basis if you want it to be reported regularly to SCCM.

Application Build Reporting for MDT and SCCM

Mick's IT Blog

The purpose of this is to generate a report that is easy to open and see if all applications were successfully installed. One more thing I do in my reference image task sequence is to suspend the imaging process so I can check this report before a reference image is generated.

PowerShell: Installed Applications Report

Mick's IT Blog

The purpose of this report is so the build team has a concise list of optional applications they need to install during a replacement build for a user. This file contains a list of the applications you do not want to be included in the report. The application in the file need to be exactly how they appear in the report. You can copy and paste the apps from the report to the ExclusionList.txt file.

MDT Build Reporting Tool

Mick's IT Blog

I have been wishing for a reporting system to which MDT would automatically email IT staff when a build is finished. I used their information and function to expand the process into a full fledged reporting tool.

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ACC Foundation Releases Extensive State of Cybersecurity Report


The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation has released the largest study of its kind on corporate cybersecurity, the result of the study is: The State of Cyber Security Report. The report highlights cybersecurity issues for more than 1,000 corporate lawyers at 887 organizations worldwide. The State of Cyber Security Report addresses: One-third of in-house counsel have experienced a data breach. Katie Kennedy.

Technology Context From the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)


For a decade now the cyber security community has been treated to important strategic context coordinated by Verizon in their Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Background: - The point of this report is to support evidence-based risk management. By Bob Gourley.

The Startup Ecosystem Report


Compass , the startup data benchmarking company, has just released their second “ Startup Ecosystem Report ”. It has been three years since their prior report. The post The Startup Ecosystem Report appeared first on

PowerShell: Cached Exchange Mode Status Reporting

Mick's IT Blog

I decided to write this PowerShell script in which it will report back to SCCM via WMI the status of cached exchange mode. It will iterate through all all HKEY_USER profiles to get the status of the exchange mailboxes and reports each to SCCM.

DDOS Trends Report 2016


The Verisign Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Trends Report contains the observations and insights derived from mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and the security research of Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services. Download the full report at this link: Download “DDOS Trends Report 2016” Verisign_report-ddos-trends-Q22016.pdf – Downloaded 439 times – 3 MB.

Internet Trends Report: Five ITSM Takeaways

Data Center Knowledge

While this report focuses on major internet trends, there are several technologies like AI, machine learning, analytics and IoT that are expected to be big game changers in the future of ITSM. Read More. Industry Perspectives

2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report Reveals Cyberattacks Rising and Confidence Sinking


The more fact-based reports based on forensics are much more important (this brings to mind what John Oliver said about opinions vs facts ). By Bob Gourley.

Pew Report: Increasing Technology Use among Seniors


But the Pew Research Center published a report on April 3rd finding that seniors (adults aged 65 or older) are increasingly incorporating social networking, cell phones, tablets, and e-books into their lives. Registering as a CTOvision Pro member provides unique insights, exclusive content and special reporting that can help you achieve more in your professional life.

Pending Reboot Reporting with Orchestrator

Mick's IT Blog

It reports systems that are waiting for a reboot to a non-compliance collection. I wanted to take this to the next level with automated reporting via email.

The Report The Cybersecurity Commission Should Have Sent To the President and President Elect


On 1 December The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued their key deliverable, the report on Securing and Growing The Digital Economy. That is a good report. But in my opinion it is not a report that should be sent to the President or President Elect. Bob Gourley.

December Tech Trends Report and 2016 Enterprise Tech Projections


Welcome to December's Technology Trends report. If you would like to change the e-mail address you get this report on please visit this link: [link]. And to tailor your news by topic area please visit the sites below and subscribe to the specific social media feeds and newsletters that most interest you: - Providing an updated feed of open source threat intelligence reporting, including a daily report.

Windows Updates Reporting Tool

Mick's IT Blog

This gives a clean report of the updates instead of having to dig through the ZTIWindowsUpdate.log, which is what this report is generated from. My firm uses MDT to build all of our computers.

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Malicious email spikes in Q2, reports Proofpoint

Computer Weekly

Malicious email campaigns saw a spike in volume and increased variety in the second quarter of 2017, a cyber security report reveals

Quick Look On Report of the President’s Commission on Cybersecurity


The report of the President's Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity has just been posted to the White House Website. You can download the report here ). The recommendations of the report are well thought out and worth you slowing down and reading carefully. But still, call me a supporter of the report and its recommendations. Bob Gourley.

FTC Report: Promoting Transparency among Data Brokers


The current wave of digitalization begets the trend of datafication – monitoring, quantifying, and recording an enormous variety of human activity and interaction.

Report: VMware, AWS Mulling Joint Data Center Software Product

Data Center Knowledge

No details yet, but hybrid cloud product most likely Read More. Amazon Business Cloud VMware

What You Need To Know About Mary Meeker’s 2017 State of the Internet Report


Her yearly report on the state of the Internet (available at Internet Trends Report and embedded below) provides context relevant to just about every enterprise decision-maker. Bob Gourley.

Pew Report: The Internet of Things


The most recent report is called the Internet of Things , a phrase for modern devices that feed data back and forth – including wearables, smartphones, appliances, vehicles, and computers. The report contains both unequivocally optimistic predictions and very cautious predictions about technology’s future. The report provides long quotes elaborating on these trends from the surveyed experts, which include a research scientist at MIT and a vice president at Google.

Report: Microsoft Eyeing Phoenix Data Center Build

Data Center Knowledge

Local media report company pushing for wider data center tax breaks, citing Arizona lawmaker Read More. Microsoft Phoenix

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The Road To Customer Obsession Is Paved With Good (Data) Intentions: New Report And Webinar

Forrester IT

Everyone knows they need good data: marketers, sellers, even analysts evangelizing about customer obsession. But for too many B2B marketers, bad data is a sad fact of life. In a recent survey, just 12% of B2B marketers told us they have “high confidence” in the accuracy of their customer data.

Implementing IGMP Membership Reports

IT Toolbox

Because the standard specifies that the report for each host group should be delayed a random time, igmp_settimers calls function hgrand to compute a delay

Report: 71% of SMBs are not prepared for cybersecurity risks

Tech Republic Security

Malware, mobile, and phishing attacks top the list of business security concerns, according to a new report from Webroot

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2016


Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker delivers her annual internet trends report in the video below. (We We recommend downloading the entire report here ). Michael Johnson.

Report Confirms Large Cloud Providers Drive Q1 Leasing

Data Center Knowledge

The NADC report confirmed that it was Microsoft that leased 22 MW in Ashburn, VA, plus another 9 MW in San Antonio from data center REIT CyrusOne. Read More. Cloud Computing Featured

Trend Micro report: Ransomware booming

Network World

Neophyte crooks are being drawn in because it’s so easy to set up a ransomware operation, the report says. The profitability of ransomware made it the top cyber threat last year in two categories: the number of attacks and the amount of money generated for crooks, according to a Trend Micro lookback on data collected from customers. Not only is the ransomware business booming, it’s innovating, with Trend Micro researchers identifying 752 new families last year, up from 29 in 2015.

How to Report Spam Email


Report Spam Email. Gmail: Select the message you’d like to report. If you have the message open, you can also report it as spam by using the same button.). Microsoft: Download Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook. Report Phishing Pages.