Demystifying the LoginAM startup task

The starting point of LoginAM is the startup task (a windows scheduled task). Almost every functionality of LoginAM is started directly or indirectly by this task. But what does it do? This is something usually discussed in training sessions at customers as part of a more comprehensive training. But even with the more advanced administrators that use LoginAM the knowledge of the task isn’t great. Which really is a pity because when you understand the startup task it makes troubleshooting and creating more complex packages much easier. An overview Since its the starting point for a lot of the functionality of LoginAM it...

Interactive stuff &  remote PowerShell

Have you ever had the issue that you had to run something on a remote computer? Remote PowerShell is very convenient in these cases. Whenever you need to run something truly interactively though that’s where remote PowerShell stops helping you. If you need something that runs inside a normal interactive session you need an alternative solution. For that I’ve created a PowerShell script. Run-InteractiveScript allows you to run a PowerShell script in an interactive session on a remote machine utilizing Remote PowerShell to set everything up. Something I do have to note that this is by no means a secure...

LoginAM – RDS 2016 Blueprint ready

The new RDS 2016 Blueprint based on Windows Server 2016 is ready for usage. I could say I put blood, sweat and tears into it. However I didn’t really do too much. I imported the old RDS 2012R2 blueprint. I already knew that when installing Server 2016 with a full GUI desktop experience was already installed so I removed that part. Then I renamed the collections, layer and packages from 2012 to 2016. That’s basically it. I went on to deploy the RDS deployment (which was the biggest part of the job) and all was working out of the box. Windows Server...

LoginAM Web features Part 1 – Usage Reporting

A new major version of LoginAM will be released that includes a couple of great new features. I’ll write about these features in 3 separate blogposts. This is the first of the series. This blogpost will encompass the new Usage Reporting feature of LoginAM. The other 2 blogposts will be about the SCCM import feature & Image Management. The second blogpost in the series has been released: LoginAM Image Management These 3 new features are available from a newly build web UI. In the future the web UI will be extended with more features. Parts of the management console(s) we have now will be moved...