If you don't own the Patch Manager then you can easily push a script for Macs to run software update. REMEXEC0=sudo softwareupdate -i -a
Automated Virus Scanning: We currently utilize a vendor to monitor our communication and notify us if a system appears to be sending abnormal amounts of traffic. I am using Managed Planets DTS product to automate the process.
Step1. DTS goes to website and collects realtime information of what systems are in violation daily at 12pm
Step2. DTS adds a Computer:Communication Violation:Yes to the inventory of the system based on a match of ip address
Step3. Query setup to look for Yes in Computer:Communication Violation
Step4. Scheduled task setup as Policy Based (every 30 minutes) with the Query set as it's target devices
Step5. Scheduled task runs a script to run a full virus scan and send a full inventory
Step6. Full inventory clears Yes in Computer:Communication Violation
Terminated Employee System Collection: We are currently utilizing Managed Planet (DTS), Peoplesoft, LANDesk, and Sharepoint to automate collection of systems from terminated employees.
Step1. DTS inserts a users email address into their inventory based on AD and LD Primary Owner
Step 2. DTS hooks into the Oracle Database for PeopleSoft and gathers information about every employee and what their employment status is, manager, manager email, hr manager, hr manager email, department, location, cost code, etc.
Step 3. DTS associates this information with a system based on the users email address.
Step 4. DTS hooks into the SQL Database for Sharepoint and inserts System Information, User Information, Manager Information, HR Manager Information if they match a query looking for terminated status of InActive
Step 5. Sharepoint sends email to Manager and HR Manager with all information exported from LD to Sharepoint
Step6. Once system is received then we change an option in Sharepoint with that systems record to turn off automated email and remove it from LANDesk.