Highest priority is satisfying our customers…

Dilbert couldn’t have expressed it better (see the picture).

Your customers are keeping you in business and they should be your main priority. But satisfying them is not always an easy job, especially when technology overhauls you. So one of the questions is, how can you put your customer needs as the first priority again, without making it too hard for yourself to do so, to make it profitable for the organization without having to be so busy and potentially having a return on investment within a year? Continue reading Highest priority is satisfying our customers…

Automation challenges

When speaking to our clients, all of them deal with different automation challenges. But in the end, they can be categorized and grouped.

1. Implement the right solution

Companies are being approached on a daily basis by software vendors with great solutions that should solve all their business issues. It comes with many features out-of-box, great flexibility, and support. So what’s wrong? Continue reading Automation challenges

Vision & Strategy

meaning of these two terms is being interchanged frequently in the real world. We are always pleased when we can help our customers to understand how important it is to select right strategy to achieve goals outlined by their vision.

Let us describe our view a little bit more in detail. We would like to use an example from area that is really close to our hearts: Ocean Sailing. Continue reading Vision & Strategy

Orchestrator 2012 R2 bug – SQL activity

Hi there!

we had quite a funny period while being hit by a bug in System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2. What happened is that basically after installing UR14, we faced several issues with “Query Database” activity like multiple orphaned runbook instances, or that the configuration values of the activity got vanished upon Check-in. Continue reading Orchestrator 2012 R2 bug – SQL activity

Powershell: Run SQL command using different credentials

Hey!

Finally found time to post in here. Recently I’ve been working on a Powershell script that connects to a SQL 2016 database. Easy one, huh?

The problem may be using Invoke-Sqlcmd cmdlet when you’re using Windows authentication ONLY. In such cases, here’s a function I use to connect to SQL: Continue reading Powershell: Run SQL command using different credentials

Error handling in Powershell

Hey there!

I have recently played around with an error handling, also using functions.

You can explicitly define the behaviour of the script and how it should handle errors using an $ErrorActionPreference variable. You will typically set it to either of following: Continue reading Error handling in Powershell

How to disable SMB v1 using Powershell

Hey guys,

long time no see!

As you may be aware, there has been some malware activities within last few days and your Windows environments could be affected as well. One of the recommendations is to disable SMB v1 protocol and here’s how to do it using Powershell. Continue reading How to disable SMB v1 using Powershell

Using Powershell v4.0 in your Orchestrator environment

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I knew about this quite some time already, but never had time and apettite to do this change. Finally today I decided to use Powershell v4.0 in my Orchestrator dev environment in order to use all its wonderful features.

Continue reading Using Powershell v4.0 in your Orchestrator environment