SSD Performance Test

I’ve been running an SSD as my primary drive for a few weeks now and it performs quite well without issues. Visual Studio build times are cut way down which for a huge project like the one I am working on means savings of tens of seconds per build, which is huge. Outlook doesn’t hang.…

Epistemological Challenges in Tool Deployments

Organizations often implement EPM tools to capture tribal secrets at imminent risk of walking out the door as newer generations supplant more seasoned employees. This phenomenon provides the context for identifying one of the key challenges to any EPM deployment, a topic that I have been spending some time considering over the last couple of…

Performance Reviews Are Obsolete

Why do organizations conduct employee performance reviews? This question has been pestering me for some time now. We had implemented a comprehensive employee performance review process at Catapult Systems almost since day one. But why? When I started the company back in 1993, I just assumed that it was a necessary component of having employees.…

Duplicate Drivers Helper Script

Importing duplicate drivers into Configuration Manager has adequately been covered by Johan and William Bracken. The process that both outline in their posts is simple and easy to implement but very time consuming if done manually on more than one or two system models. At a client recently, I whipped up a quick script to…

USMT 4.0 in ConfigMgr Quick FAQ

Q. What’s new in USMT 4? A. Easier to reference a link on this one: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560752(WS.10).aspx. Here’s a quick list though: Hard-link migration store Improved Space estimation Ability to gather data from an offline Windows® operating system using the ScanState command Domain controller access is no longer required by ScanState and LoadState. Integration with Microsoft…