Posts Tagged ‘wisdom’

RES Automation Manager Emergency Patch Management

I previously covered the reasons why you probably wouldn’t use RES Automation Manager for patch management (see here). Max Ranzau (AKA @RESguru) made a great point that you can certainly use Automation Manager to push a patch out individual patches easily. With the release of the Microsoft RDP critical patch MS12-020 and an exploit apparently…

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RES AM Passing Values Between Scripts

You don’t need to be told how great RES Automation Manager, but there are some things that we can only achieve via scripts; be it VBscript or PowerShell. In my example, it is scripting XenDesktop and XenServer for the demo showcase platform (more on this at a later date). There is currently no way to…

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BigHand Digital Dictation and RES Automation Manager – BHF File locations

Whilst this post is targeted at retrieving archived BigHand dictation file locations, it does demonstrate how we can use RES Automation Manager parameters and its Microsoft SQL integration to good effect. Locating a Dictation File BigHand holds dictations in a proprietary format with the extension .BHF.  This is essentially just a WAV file with minor modifications.  Once…

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Change RDS User Logon Modes using RES Automation Manager

If you are using Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services you might have noticed that there are various user logon modes available on the Remote Desktop Session Host; which you can see from the screen shot below: These are all well and good should you wish to manually change the user logon modes i.e. Allow…

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Patch Management with RES Automation Manager

It’s a question that I get asked; lots. As you may well know my stock answer to nearly all questions is “YES! However…” In this particular case I’m going to stick with my stock answer and I’ll explain why here. Using RES Automation Manager to manage application deployment and patching is absolutely the right thing…

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Automation Manager 2011 – Master Dispatchers

RES Automation Manager (AM) Master Dispatchers now enable an administrator to remove replicated SQL instances that have historically been used for scalability purposes. In prior versions of RES Wisdom, if two or more dispatchers are deployed over a WAN link it was recommended to place a replicated SQL instance on the remote site. The reasoning…

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Automation Manager 2011 – Evaluators

One of the major failings of RES Wisdom 2009 (and prior) was the inability to automatically action the results based on a query. For example, there has never been an easy way to defragment computers if the local drives were above a threshold. We could always automate the querying of machines and automate the defragmenting…

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The Power Of 3

With the release of RES Wisdom 2011 hopefully dropping in our laps by the end of this calendar year, I thought it would be wise to revisit the Orchestration Pack for Wisdom. Having delivered many, many training courses this year, it is something that is discussed during both the RES Wisdom 2009 and RES PowerFuse…

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