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Wieden + Kennedy's "Tesco Christmas" campaign

I’ve been working on a number of arrangements for Tesco’s Christmas television advertising campaign which launched yesterday, produced by the brilliant Wieden + Kennedy (who I previously collaborated with for the multi award winning… 53 more words


Unable to start Orchestrator service

Yes it happened to me , you’re not alone ;)
Don’t waste your time looking for more log files. If you’ve tried almost everything, start thinking about your memory resources. 57 more words


Automate Access to Folders With Service Manager and Orchestrator

Following on from previous posts on 1) Automating Permissions Reporting With Orchestrator and 2) Permissions Logging With Powershell this post discusses how to use the previously created database that contains the network folder to security group mappings to automatically add a user to the correct AD group when they have requested access to a network folder. 474 more words


PowerShell SSH Module for Nonstandard Devices Like Cisco ASA

So I needed to automate some configuration tasks on a Cisco ASA firewall, and thought it will be an easy task since it has an SSH interface. 597 more words

System Center

Automating Permissions Reporting With Orchestrator

We needed a way to audit who had access to certain shares and to regularly report on it.

As with anything like this there are any number of ways this could have been achieved my approach was to create a new SQL database as the authoritative source for the folders and their associated AD groups which are assigned permissions to them (this database would have to be kept up to date manually or by a different process) 626 more words


Automate Patching With Service Manager and Orchestrator

Firstly credit where its due:

Thanks to the scripting guy for the poweshell to determine when a server is pending a reboot: http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/06/11/determine-pending-reboot-status-powershell-style-part-2.aspx

And MyItForum for the SCCM Powershell command to install available patches: … 1,431 more words


Greenpeace film ends Lego's partnership with Shell (after a viral ad)

A good friend of mine, director Martin Stirling came to me with an idea for a short film he was working on for Greenpeace. Martin makes beautiful films (including  151 more words