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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

Patch Lover Extraordinaire, Patch My PC
After 15 years as a system administrator, most recently at a large Midwest supermarket, I've spent the last few as a software developer focused on trying to solve the day-to-day problems facing system adminsitrators. I'm active in the online support communities and most days you'll... 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, ConfigMgr, SCOM and PowerShell. Jordan has also had the opportunity to work in the healthcare industry as a ConfigMgr Infrastructure Team lead supporting over 150,000... Read More →

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