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A smart alternative to SCCM

Are you looking for a smart and simple alternative to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)? Specops Deploy automates the installation of operating systems, software, and applications in your Microsoft Active Directory environment. Specops Deploy extends the functionality of Group... Read More

PCI password security checklist

PCI password security checklist

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards that were developed to protect card information during and following a financial transaction. The PCI  DSS applies to any merchant or service provider that handles,... Read More

PXE-e18: Server response timeout

I was imaging some recently purchased machines with a Specops Deploy client, but no matter which machine we worked on, we would get a PXE-e18 timeout error. No response from Windows Deployment server. All the boot files were present... Read More

Press release: Specops uReset Now Supports Symantec VIP

Organizations using Symantec VIP can extend this authentication investment to the self-service password reset process • Strengthened MFA with support for Symantec VIP • Alternative to security questions in password reset situations Stockholm, Sweden <November 10, 2016> – Specops... Read More

requirements for PCI compliant passwords

Are PCI compliant passwords good enough?

Wide-scale attacks and hacks on large enterprises may be dominating the news headlines, but small and medium sized businesses are the real targets that are under-reported. According to a Visa analysis, small merchants accounted for more than 80 percent... Read More

Deploy / OS Training Series (part 2): Installation

Welcome to part 2 of the Specops Deploy / OS training series. In part 1, we provided an overview of the environmental preparations. In this post, we will provide some supplemental information that can be used alongside the installation guide.... Read More