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Content Database

I’ve just added a new feature to my website… the Content Database!!! Come check it out! This side-project catalogues fixlets, tasks, and analyses into one big content database (CDB). The first available feature of the CDB is the ability

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Posted in Analyses, BigFix, BigFix Relevance, Code, Fixlets, Programming, Tasks

Installing MDM onto your iOS devices.

The following step-by-step process demonstrates how to install/configure MDM on your iOS devices… iPhones, iPods, and iPads. 1. Visit using your mobile device. 2. Click "Continue to this website (not recommended)" if prompted. 3. Click the "SSL certificate" link

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Posted in BigFix, Installation, iPad, iPhone, MDM, Software

BigFix Endpoint Command Polling

Command polling is a feature built into every Tivoli Endpoint Manager endpoint.  This feature instructs endpoints to query their relay for new instructions instead of waiting the UDP ping regarding new actions. This feature is invaluable when it comes to

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Posted in BigFix, Configuration, Fixlets, Software, Tasks

How to Tattoo your BigFix Endpoints

A large organization utilizing Tivoli Endpoint Manager (BigFix) has many things to do when it comes to organizing your endpoints. Organization comes in many forms… grouping computers by: Operating System, Processor, Available Disk Space and Last Report Time are all

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Posted in BigFix, Software, Tasks

Visual Studio: Add Uninstall to Your Application

First let me send a shout out to my reference for this little tidbit of information:  How to add a Uninstall option in Visual Studio Setup project without writing code GoGoToTo created a very nice article on this.  I simply

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Posted in BigFix, Installation, Microsoft, Programming, Software, Visual Studio

New BigFix Deployment

When you first setup your Tivoli Endpoint Manager (BigFix) deployment, you will want to enable a few analyses.  These analyses will collect data that can be very helpful when managing your infrastructure as well as troubleshooting and adding customizations. First

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Posted in BigFix, Configuration, Requirements, Software

Endpoint Manager (BigFix) Licensing Updates

Occasionally your BigFix deployment will receive a notice that it has gathered an update to your license.  Then it will ask you to propagate that license to your endpoints.  It notifies you with the following screen: This private key will

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Posted in BigFix, Licensing, Software

Tivoli Endpoint Manager (BigFix) Console Requirement

There are a few requirements for the BigFix console to run on your admin machine.  I’ll discuss only one of them here. Office Web Controls is a Microsoft Office Components requirement which allows us to display charts and graphs within

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Posted in BigFix, Microsoft, Office, Requirements, Software

TEM SUA Upgrade –>

Lately I released an article on installing Tivoli Endpoint Manager’s add-on product Software Usage Analysis (SUA) v1.3.0.592.  Well… we have release another upgrade and here’s how you can upgrade your installation: Launching the installation is pretty easy… unlike the initial

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Posted in Add-ons, BigFix, Installation, Technology

TEM Software Usage Analysis v1.3.0.592

A very nice tool for capturing the software inventory of your enterprise is our Software Usage Analysis (SUA) add-on product.  Here is a simplified overview of how to install this add-on into an already existing infrastructure. For the various official

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Posted in Add-ons, BigFix, Installation, Software

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