This is going to be the first in a number of blog posts that will give ideas/starting points for adding more value to your client monitoring. In this series I will not be focusing on how to create these monitors, more the code that can be used. I cover creating remote monitor creation here if you are not sure how to [...]
Following the release today by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (https://www.us-cert.gov/APTs-Targeting-IT-Service-Provider-Customers), one of the steps they recommend is to use tools to detect intrusions and identify compromised systems and that these tool reports on APT (advanced persistent threat) actors using Sogu (also called PlugX) to compromise MSP systems. NCCIC recommends that network defenders use these tools to help [...]
Hello everyone! It's been a few months since I released a free report, and figured this one may go down well. This report will export all populated EDFs, including checkboxes and dropdowns and format all the data for you in a, hopefully, easy to consume report. Perfect if you are storing things like Bitlocker encryption keys, Local Admin passwords [...]
Remote Monitor – Trigger an alert when a profile goes above a certain size, including setup tips for Remote Monitors!
This is a Remote Monitor that can function in Automate, that will trigger certain keywords that can be detected upon if the profile sizes go above a certain size. I have two monitors here, pick whichever you need depending on your requirements. The first will output all profiles and sizes, the second will only output profiles that are over [...]
This again is a report that a number of people have asked for. Unfortunately, to allow the the filtering of a location at the point of report run would require a full rebuild of the report from scratch. I don't have the time to do that, unless someone wants to pay me for it ;) This is the middle [...]
Agent response slow? Tired of waiting to interact with agents? Offline Server alerts flaky? Your heartbeat may be broken!
Following a discussion in the LabTechGeek channel, I was surprised to find that a number of people had systems that were not checking in to the Automate server properly. Some of you may know, but there are two types of check-in done by your remote agents: A normal check-in, done over Port 443, numerous things are sent during this [...]
By far the biggest trap that people fall into when they start leveraging the capabilities of Automate scripting, commands and all other sorts of goodies, is they choose to run those features as Admin. There are a significant amount of functions that allow you to run as Admin. Most people try these functions and they don't work as they [...]
This is one that I have been asked for for a while. I have designed the Compliant Assets section to look similar to the original At-Risk Assets design. This has been tested in Automate 11 and 12. You can download it here: Antivirus Health including Compliant Devices It looks like this, I hope you find it useful:
I started working on this as soon as there was a reasonably easy way to detect vulnerable machines on Windows. It includes: A script that you run against agents, which sets EDFs and highlights numerous things (BIOS/Firmware update, notes, whether certain mitigations are enabled and whether you are secure) A Dataview that you can import to have a good [...]
Two of the questions that we get asked often in the LabTech Geek Slack are usually phrased like this: I am trying to map a drive/delete a desktop icon/edit the registry for a user in a script and it is not working How do I run things on the user desktop? The reason number 1 doesn't work is because [...]
Posting this up as a report I did for someone per a request in the LabTech Geek Slack. It will display a list of all computers that have unclassified software, as well as bringing back a comma delimited list of the software that is unclassified. You can run this against a blank client and it will display every computer, [...]
Though Automate/LabTech has built-in tests for website latency and simple ping up/down checks, there is nothing in place for monitoring latency/response time on a network. This can be achieved by doing the following: Right click the agent you want to install the monitor on, Monitors > Add New Monitor Choose Yes to create using the Wizard Choose Monitor the results of an Executable [...]
This search will find every computer that does not have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and does not have Foxit, and does not have Sumatra. It is a relatively complicated one, but the following works when you structure it like this:
I thought this one of mine was worth sharing, especially helpful if you need a method of mass generating alerts/tickets/warnings for clients running Office 2007 or earlier. Internal Monitor - SOFTWARE - Office 2007 or Below Installed - Zipped SQL Download Install Instructions: Extract the .SQL file out of the zip download above In the LabTech CC, go to [...]
Something that has plagued the Report Center for a while, tonight I got chance to sit down and have a look at what was causing the problem. If you have exported the repx files previously for this report, it may be a better idea to just import it instead of doing the below. This is meant for situations [...]
I see this question raised a lot - and there is a simple way to resolve it. On the agent run the script in Maintenance > Agent > Probe - Remove from an Offline Agent. That's all that is needed!
This report was requested in the LTG forums and I can definitely see the benefit in it. The report will display any hotfix that has a finished date in the last 30 days. The report should not ignore empty agents, meaning that if you have an agent in this report and it is blank it means it hasn't done [...]
RAWSQL Help and Tutorial – A how to, plus an internal monitor example to Detect Hung Servers and run Custom SQL in LabTech
The internal monitor referenced in this post can be downloaded here: LT - Offline Servers Custom - Hung Server I've been meaning to do a blog on RAWSQL monitors for a while - so here it is! The initial request is here https://www.labtechgeek.com/topic/4012-internal-monitor-for-over-x-amount-of-failed-logins-in-a-time-period The first request there is attached as a RAWSQL Internal monitor. Extract the .SQL from this and [...]
A task for this morning that I thought I'd share the outcome to! I like having things in roles, it makes detecting them and scripting with them a lot easier. [crayon-5f8f1eaf98f01352762548/]
This report was requested on LabTech Geek's Slack. It displays a detailed overview of a computer, with details about the computer's identification, hardware information, latest performance, service history, software summary, overall drive information, network information, and software. I hope you enjoy. Now before you download this, the report is provided free of charge for your use at your own risk. I [...]