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By Ami Casto, technical evangelist, Adaptiva Configuration Manager TP 1704 has been released and I’ve put it through the paces in my lab. I’m seeing a lot of great OSD features as well as a few undocumented gems which I am outlining below. With the release of TP1703 came a new baseline build, so if you haven’t already setup a lab to test things for yourself you will need to download TP1703 and upgrade within the console to TP1704. The first (and really, quite welcome change) is support for high dpi displays. Typically, the console didn’t display wizard boxes very well on screens that were high dpi. Your only option was to either deal with it or change resolution to something lower, and sometimes even change the scaling in the graphics display properties on the technician’s machine. This is still an issue in the latest Current Branch release of ConfigMgr (1702), but ... (more)

WannaCry? Spare the Tears with a Health Check

By Anne Baker, Vice President, Marketing, Adaptiva By now, unless you are living under a rock or have gone into some sort of self-imposed exile, you’ve heard about the havoc WannaCry is wreaking on PCs worldwide. In no time at all, this sneaky worm took advantage of systems that had yet to apply a patch for certain vulnerabilities. Shooting across tens of thousands of organizations on Friday, WannaCry affected more than 300,000 systems in over 150 countries, and it’s being dubbed the biggest ransomware offensive in history. So, aside from physically crying, what do you do to ens... (more)