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Thursday, May 5 • 10:00am - 11:45am
Fully Automated Patching - You Can't Be Trusted

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Patching is important. You're not trustworthy enough. I'm not trustworthy enough. It need not be said that Jordan is DEFINITELY not to be trusted. Face it, in the long term we're terrible at doing boring and repetitive tasks. In this session, we'll talk about strategies we have used in the real world to fully automate patching processes at numerous organizations. We'll cover the good, the bad, and the ugly special little snowflakes that keep you up at night. Bring your skepticism and take away a begrudging willingness for the machines to run your life. Don't worry, just relax, this won't hurt a bit.

What you will learn:
  • Why relying on humans is a bad idea
  • How to iteratively move towards automation
  • A renewed love for the all-powerful ADR
  • How to keep your control freak creds

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Bryan Dam

Software Engineer - Recast Software, Recast Software
I am a software engineer for Recast Software, makers of the Right Click Tools. I've spent over 15 years as a system administrator, most recently at a large Midwest supermarket using Configuration Manager. I'm active in the online support communities and most days you'll find me on... Read More →
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Jordan Benzing

Microsoft MVP, Engineer, Patch My PC
Jordan has been working in the Industry since 2009. Since starting he’s worked with Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM, SCOM and PowerShell. Jordan has also had the opportunity to work in the healthcare industry as an SCCM Infrastructure Team lead supporting over 150,000 endpoints... Read More →

Thursday May 5, 2022 10:00am - 11:45am CDT
Lakes CD
  Systems Management, Patching
  • Skill Level Tips and Tricks