K-12 education has been turned upside down. Remote learning is obviously the term du jour. At the same time as we are figuring out what remote instruction means, school districts still have to keep the buildings safe and run all the back-office functions.
Just when you thought it was safe to move along to other technical topics, along comes Scott Quimby’s Hardening Active Directory Part III to scare you even more. If you haven’t watched Part I and Part II, you can find them here. In Part III we will do a little review of some core topics […]
We are so focused on our networks being breached and the bad guys gaining a foothold to steal our money and personally identifiable information that we often forget is that we as techs can make mistakes and inadvertently give away access to sensitive/confidential parts of the network.
The reality is that your network is under attack. We need to protect our servers. We need to protect our data. One way we do that is by not remoting into servers to do basic tasks. Almost everything we need to do, we can now do remotely. Also, we can do many tasks with a […]
In the February Tech Talk Webinar entitled, “SCCM Troubleshooting Part II” Scott introduced the new Support Center for client troubleshooting which became available in 1810. It provides real-time log viewing, or capturing the state of a Configuration Manager client computer for later analysis.
The US-CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) recently gave a presentation on what China has been doing to hack anything they can hack with the goal of stealing intellectual property, money and personally identifiable information. While most public sector schools and government agencies are generally not vast repositories of intellectual property, they do manage and transfer […]
SCCM Configuration Manager is an amazing tool. But when things don’t go as planned, that tool becomes immensely frustrating. Scott Quimby will walk you through some basic SCCM troubleshooting techniques focusing on: Where the logs are Services that run How SCCM gets updated What to do if updates are stuck.
“Configuring and Managing APC UPSes” was held on Tuesday, April 3rd at 10:30 am. One of the most valuable items in your data center and your network closets are your APC UPSes. Scott walked through a live demo of how he normally configures UPSes to provide maximum stability and reporting.
One of the most frustrating things for users and the technical staff that support them is erratic email flow. Often users and staff don’t know that their email is stuck or being rejected. By the time the technical staff often realize there is a problem, a whole lot of email has backed up – or […]