Deploying Dell BIOS Updates with and without Bitlocker through ConfigMgr (SCCM)

The following steps are how to setup and configure Dell BIOS Updates. Prepare Dell CCTK 1.       Create a folder on the ConfigMgr server for the Dell CCTK http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R286063&SystemID=LAT_E6500&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=19098&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=4&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=36&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=424564 2.       Extract to the newly created folder 3.       In ConfigMgr (SCCM) Create a Package for Dell CCTK Prepare BIOS Updates and Script 1.       Create a folder on…

Season to Share

This one is a little off-topic, although one of the reasons I love SharePoint so much is because it has the word "share" in it.  Of course, SharePoint is primarily about sharing information and content and documents.    This is important, but what about sharing your time or resources with someone in need?  We all know someone…

Using the Service Manager 2010 Dashboard for Operations Manager (#SCOM, #SCSM)

There have been some great articles out there on how to use the Configuration Manager Dashboard for Operations Manager. For background I highly recommend: Anders Bengtsson: http://contoso.se/blog/?p=1409  Timothy McFadden: http://www.scom2k7.com/how-to-create-a-custom-scom-dashboard-to-show-key-management-group-information/    However, as far as I can tell nobody has tackled using the Service Manager 2010 Dashboard for Operations Manager. From installing this recently, it…

RAUTH: Committing the Scenario

I realized that I still had a couple of these Resource Analysis posts sitting half written in my queue and figured it was about time to put some finishing touches on them and kick them out the door.  That being said, welcome to the latest posting in my Resource Analysis Under the Hood series –…