The data present in the reparse buffer is invalid 0x80071128

A number of Specops Deploy App and Specops Inventory customers have recently reported the following error: Exception: System.IO.IOException The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. We believe this is a general Microsoft group policy related issue,... Read More

Are my computers patched against Meltdown and Spectre?

Following the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, we have had a number of enquiries from customers about tools that can identify affected machines in their environment. Microsoft has prepared a PowerShell script that can run on individual... Read More

How deploy the OneDrive sync client with Specops Deploy

To enable users to bypass their lack of administrative rights, many applications, such as Dropbox, Spotify, and OneDrive, are installed in the AppData profile directory. For administrators, this is a security hole, and for users, it is an inconvenience.... Read More

How to deploy BitLocker with Specops Deploy

If you need to protect your organizational data through drive encryption, chances are, you’ll need BitLocker deployment. This was the case for a Specops Deploy customer that wanted to enable BitLocker on new Windows 10 machines. In this blog... Read More

Removing DHCP options 66 and 67 for WDS PXE booting

When our Specops Deploy customers run into errors during PXE boot, the likely culprit is often DHCP scope options 66 and 67. Aside from Microsoft not supporting the use of the aforementioned options to redirect PXE clients, it can... Read More