Update Visual Studio Code Updates Settings with PowerShell

By | 2022-Jun-02

On Windows systems, Visual Studio Code settings are stored in a subfolder of the User profile. %APPDATA%\Code\User\settings.json There is no global settings file, so if you are deploying in an enterprise environment where updates are managed with something like Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune), you might wish to disable VSCode’s update check so it doesn’t nag… Read More »

Demystifying Microsoft Endpoint Manager Win32 App Deployments

By | 2022-May-12

Some aspects of traditional Windows application (win32) deployment using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) can be frustratingly elusive. Understanding a few things about the program environment and detection capabilities will help you be more successful with this tool. Please note that in this context, “win32” refers to native Windows applications, not 32-bit applications vs. 64-bit applications.… Read More »

Common Elements for Windows Answer Files

By | 2022-Jan-06

An answer file makes it possible to deploy Windows with “zero touch”, meaning that all of the installation parameters are specified and the installation will proceed without further input from the technician. Warning! If your answer file is fully automated and includes a partitioning scheme, you run the risk of unintentionally wiping out a production… Read More »

Automating Rdiff-backup with Bash

By | 2021-Feb-26

Rdiff-backup is a robust and well-documented tool for performing reverse differential backups. It is particularly well suited for using Linux and SSH to perform incremental backups of remote Linux systems. This onezeroone.dev script automates the use of rdiff-backup to perform incremental backups of one or more remote Linux systems over SSH to a dedicated local… Read More »