Adding DaRT to 2PS iPXE

The Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (aka DaRT) is a powerful toolset that is available to Software Assurance customers. Johan Arwidmark recently wrote a post called Back to Basics – Reset the Windows 10 Admin Password using DaRT that covers the steps for creating the recovery media. The DaRT Recovery Image Wizard will generate a…

Lord of the Deployment Rings

If you have been involved with any kind of Windows deployments or Windows Update deployments in the last five or so years, you probably heard of the concept of deployment rings. Microsoft has been pushing this concept ever since they have moved to an ‘as a Service’ model for Windows 10 and other Microsoft products…

IP Ranges, IP Subnets and Client Counts in MEMCM

Boundaries are used in Boundary Groups in Configuration Manager, which in turn are used for site assignment and site system/content location. There are multiple ways to configure Boundaries, this can be done with IP Subnets, AD Sites, IPv6 prefix, IP range and lastly VPN. I work in a 419K seat global environment, which means we…

My Tesla Solar Performance 2020 ROI Analysis

January 24, 2021 Now that 2020 is done and over (thankfully), those of you that have been following along on My Tesla Journey are probably wondering how my first full year ROI turned out for my solar decision. At the end of My Tesla Journey Part 2, I listed out the following variables that ultimately…

My Tesla Solar Performance 2020

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My Tesla Journey Part 2

May 25, 2020 [Update 7/19/2020] Tesla Solar recently announced on June 19, 2020 a 20% price reduction (The Lowest Price for Home Solar) and they also now use the 340 watt panels (up from the 315 watt panels that I have). Use my referral code to order and get a $100 award (currently) when your…

My Tesla Journey

May 24, 2020 My Tesla journey started off back in March of 2019. Having been a car guy growing up, I started determining how long I was going to keep a car (mainly my daily drivers) based on number of years and/or number of miles. Before getting married and having kids, these numbers were around…

Configuring WoL with CM for Dell Desktops – Part 3

4/26/2020 [Download exported Configuration Baseline and Configuration Items here. This includes the CIs from Part 2 and Part 3.] In Configuring WoL with Configuration Manager – Part 1, I covered the settings that are required to enable Wake-On-LAN that are not hardware manufacturer specific. In Part 2 I cover the BIOS (UEFI) specific settings for current…

Configuring WoL with Configuration Manager – Part 1

4/5/2020 Not only can Configuring Wake-On-LAN (WoL) improve your company’s software distribution success rates, it can also help out in the time of a crisis. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, more and more companies are encouraging those employees that are able to do so to work from home. This presents challenges for IT as there…