OSD image creation via web page

Steve Rachui has another great Configuration Manager post over on his blog, this time about how to create a web page that allows OSD users to setup imaging themselves without having to use the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 console: OSD is a powerful imaging tool but setting up systems to be imaged may require…

Understanding the “As-Is” Process Model

All IT analysis efforts are very much like any other investigation, and, as such, analysts are investigators.  I happen to be a very big crime story fan and I feel a certain kinship with those tough-nosed detectives who "always get their man".  They are often thrown into a very chaotic situation where finding answers is…

Microsoft DirectAccess and UAG

It has been a busy August for us in the IT Department at Catapult. We have been heads down with a breakthrough network technology from Microsoft called DirectAccess. This blog post describes what we encountered and some considerations for enterprise deployments. What is DirectAccess? The vision of DirectAccess is to keep clients continuously connected to…