Connectwise Automate – Monitoring whether or not Liongard Agents are set to auto update.

I recently attended the product update webinar for Liongard. It was recommended that you check whether or not agents were set to auto update. After a little bit of digging I found that there was a xml file in the Liongard directory that contained this info. I wrote a small one liner with Powershell to

Automate – How to scope out potentially vulnerable Dell machines (CVE-2021-21551)

It was recently announced that there was a driver privilege escalation flaw on Dell machines. Article: https://labs.sentinelone.com/cve-2021-21551-hundreds-of-millions-of-dell-computers-at-risk-due-to-multiple-bios-driver-privilege-escalation-flaws/ Dell Article: https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-us/000186019/dsa-2021-088-dell-client-platform-security-update-for-dell-driver-insufficient-access-control-vulnerability To help scope this issue out I have created a MySQL query that can be run in on prem instances of Automate. Note: This MySQL query is only looking for models listed in table A

ConnectWise Automate – Deploy Out of Band Updates for Printing Issues

Recently there were issues with the March CU updates that caused issues with printing. I was having issues deploying the out of band patches via the Connectwise Automate patch manager, I have made a script to push these updates manually. Script flow: Make sure the agent is running Windows. Make sure the agent is running

ConnectWise Automate – Install Mitel Connect

This script will download the zip file for Mitel Connect from Mitel’s CDN and extract the contents and install the software on an agent via the MSI. The script will be placed under the ‘Rerelease’ script folder in Automate when imported via XML. GitHub: https://github.com/djhayes1994/Public-LT-Scripts/blob/master/Install%20Mitel%20Connect.xml

Powershell – Using the ConnectWise Manage API to modify configuration statuses

Recently I ran into an issue where assets synced from Connectwise Automate were not retired in Manage when they were retired in Automate. It turns out that the sync broke, it had since been fixed however I came to find that assets that were retired while the sync was broken were not updated when it

ConnectWise Automate – CutePDF Writer Deployment Script

This script will deploy CutePDF Writer and GPL GhostScript to an Automate agent. This script downloads the .exe installers from cutepdf.com and installs it silently. The script can be found in the link below and can be imported via XML. It will create a script folder named ‘Rerelease’ https://github.com/djhayes1994/Public-LT-Scripts/blob/master/Install%20CutePDF%20Writer.xml

ConnectWise Automate – Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Deployment Script

This script will deploy Adobe Reader DC (version 2020.006.20034) to an automate agent. This script downloads the .exe installer from ardownload.adobe.com and installs it silently. The script can be found here and can be imported via XML. It will create a script folder named ‘Rerelease’ https://github.com/djhayes1994/Public-LT-Scripts/blob/master/Install%20Adobe%20Acrobat%20Reader%20DC.xml

ConnectWise Automate – Finding Hyper-V 2012 servers with Broadcom NetXtreme Adapters

There is a reported issue with Hyper-V servers running Microsoft Server 2012 and Microsoft Server 2012 R2 where BroadCom NetExtreme adapters with VMQ enabled will have VMs lose connectivity intermittently. Information on the issue can be found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2986895/virtual-machines-lose-network-connectivity-when-you-use-broadcom-netxt You can utilize SQLYog to run the query below on a on premise ConnectWise Automate installation.