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LANDesk Query Builder

February 17th, 2011 1 comment

LDMSQB is a small utility (written in AutoitScript) that takes a text file of either computer/machine or user/logon names and creates a LANDesk query.

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Quick walkthrough: deploy Adobe Reader 9.4

October 8th, 2010 2 comments

It’s time for Adobe Reader patching again.

Jack Coates’ server BKM doc

September 23rd, 2010 1 comment

The man, the myth, the legend gives his thoughts on how to build a LANDesk 8.8 server

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Quick walkthrough: deploying Java 1.6 update 21

September 22nd, 2010 No comments

Silently and taking extra measures to make sure it’s not auto-updating

Quick walkthrough: deploying Adobe Reader 9.3

September 21st, 2010 No comments

Overview Searching out in Internetland you find a lot of different ways to deploy the latest Adobe Reader versions. With PDF exploits becoming increasingly popular, keeping up with these versions has become increasingly important. Prior to Reader 9.3 I would simply deploy the downloaded executable with a set of command line switches. Since then I’ve […]

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Wipe a Disk through the Management Gateway

September 20th, 2010 No comments

How to initiate OS Deployment virtual boot via policy

On-Demand RC with HTTPS

September 20th, 2010 No comments

Use HTTPS to secure the on-demand web page and stop forwarding port 80 to your gateway

Package for Mac local users and groups and security extensions

September 16th, 2010 No comments

This is a .pkg file to install these two scripts. There is a postinstall script which will add commands to ldcron for running the scripts every four hours.

How to find machines not in a static group

September 16th, 2010 No comments

How to find machines that are in all devices, but not in a static group. Leverages Corrie’s “Automatically Update Device Groups” on this site, but is used to get machines that aren’t able to be grouped together via a query grouped.

How to make device groups update automatically

September 16th, 2010 2 comments

The device groups that can be created in LANDesk can only be updated manually. This is a workaround to update those groups automatically using SQL.