Automated Cross Platform Agent install and Discovery (#SCOM)

A colleague of mine (Terry Taylor) just launched into blogging with a really solid posting on how to automate the deployment of cross platform agents available at: http://ubergnosis.com/2011/07/11/automated-cross-platform-agent-install-and-discovery/ https://www.catapultsystems.com/ttaylor/archive/2011/07/11/automated-cross-platform-agent-install-and-discovery.aspx His blog links are: http://ubergnosis.com/ And replicated to his Catapult blog at: https://www.catapultsystems.com/ttaylor   Great stuff Terry and keep up the blogging!

Why feature branching is a bad idea

I saw Martin Fowler speak in Austin a couple years ago and one part of his talk was on continuous integration. He touched on feature branching, which is essentially where a main “trunk” of source for a project is branched several times, once per feature under active development. The management purpose behind this is typically…

Deployment Blogs and Twitter

Ben Hunter over on The Deployment Guys has put together a nice blog post with a list of various community Deployment experts and MVP’s.  He’s got a nice list of the blogs to follow and twitter alias’s. When I started blogging five years ago there were not many great blogs out there and twitter was…

Custom Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) policy for a custom Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) install with SQL 2008 on a single server

I’m currently working on deploying ConfigMgr for a client.  They’re using FEP with the default settings and it’s unmanaged.  Of course FEP is unmanaged because I’m in the process of laying down ConfigMgr for software updates, operating system deployment, and last but not least a managed FEP environment.  It’s sort of like having the carriage…