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

Applications on tablet and laptop

Deploy / App Basic Training

Application management has never been easier – at least according to us. Our application distribution platform, otherwise known as Specops Deploy / App, leverages existing infrastructure and offers a Group Policy based approach to application management. You’re hooked, and... Read More

Deploy / OS Training Series (part 3): Configuration

Welcome to part 3 of the Specops Deploy / OS training series. In part 1, we provided an overview of the environmental preparations. In part 2, we provided some supplemental information that can be used alongside the installation guide. In... 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

Add one computer object to many AD groups

I recently visited a Specops Deploy customer that was migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  As a part of the preparations, they went through their Deploy App targets to make sure that the correct application would be rolled... Read More

keeping a golden image up-to-date

Keep your corporate golden image golden

Trying to keep a golden image up-to-date is a challenge many IT administrators struggle with. But it’s a necessity since updating the image with patches and settings means you shorten the time your users need to wait. There’s a... Read More

Edit group policy

Default Reinstall: What customers are asking

What data is saved with a default reinstall? A question that customers often ask is what data is saved with a default reinstall?  The profile data is my usual answer.  Then I had a debate with my colleague Johan... Read More