MDMarra

Philadelphia, PA

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I'm a Senior Solutions Architect at a Philadelphia area IT consulting firm. I currently focus on Microsoft technologies, but I have a background in vSphere, Cisco 802.11, and OS X deployment and management as well.

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comment How can we remotely administer our "fleet" of Windows 7 laptops?
Once you thaw a machine, how do you coordinate and control windows updates? App updates? Push new software? That's what Intune and other configuration management software does. Deep Freeze does not, as far as I know. It will "lock in" a configuration, but once it's "thawed" it doesn't have a way to centrally update/control Config changes.
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comment How can we remotely administer our "fleet" of Windows 7 laptops?
Deep Freeze does the opposite of Intune. Intune manages the configuration of a machine so that it can be easily updated and reconfigured. Deep Freeze locks the machine into a steady state. These are two different objectives. You need to determine which one is appropriate.
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comment How can we remotely administer our "fleet" of Windows 7 laptops?
Nope. There is an agent that gets deployed which checks in to Intune on a regular basis, if it can't check in, it will get all policies and deployments the next time that it is able.
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answered How can we remotely administer our "fleet" of Windows 7 laptops?
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comment Window Server 2003 Computer Not Accessible From Other Computers But Ping Works
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this question is not a question at all
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comment Can't join host Hyper-V to guest virtual machine's domain controller
You shouldn't use any fictitious TLD or domain name.
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answered Unable to create application in SCCM 2012
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comment Fax Server on a Domain Controller
Please don't install this kind of thing on a Domain Controller. Applications like these are what member servers are for.
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answered Windows Server 2012 two out going connections
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answered Is there a way to manage machines which are off-domain centrally?
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comment Windows Server DNS Service returns local IP addresses
Don't do it this way. Don't even try. Your public DNS infrastructure should be isolated and separate from your internal infrastructure. If you're looking to educate yourself, do it the right way!
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comment Windows Server DNS Service returns local IP addresses
Woah why? Never expose your DCs to the Internet, and never host public DNS on the same servers that you host internal DNS on. This is a terrifying configuration that you've implemented here - unwind this as soon as possible.
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answered Domain Controller WS2008R2 and Windows10
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answered Best Practice for Server Roles Seperation
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