Knowledge Base

2712, 2021

How is Aiden different than other deployment tools?

December 27th, 2021|

Aiden is not a deployment tool, but instead, an intelligent, highly scalable, packaging-as-a-service solution powered by AI that enhances these tools without replacing them. Deployment tools become the scheduling software to run Aiden and Aiden handles everything else on the endpoint configuration for continuous automated compliance.

2712, 2021

Is Aiden a deployment tool?

December 27th, 2021|

No, Aiden is not a deployment tool. Aiden enhances tools like Microsoft’s Endpoint Manager by fully automating new builds and managing patches – ensuring compliance and remediating vulnerabilities across your entire Windows environment.

1412, 2021

Is Aiden vulnerable to CVE-2021-44228 (Log4j & Log4Shell)?

December 14th, 2021|

Aiden's solution does not use Java and therefore is not vulnerable to CVE-2021-44228. Like many companies, we use software to run our business, like project management, billing, accounting, etc. We are currently checking all services we are using for the potential use of Log4j to minimize the impact on our business functions. Please use this link for an extensive, and ...

1308, 2021

Is Aiden an agent?

August 13th, 2021|

No, Aiden is not an agent, it uses the agent that your deployment tool already has, whether it's SCCM or Solarwinds. Aiden uses the elevated security token of that deployment tool to execute everything it needs and then when it's finished, it leaves the machine and deletes itself.

907, 2021

How to Protect Against CVE-2021-34527 – Microsoft Vulnerability PrintNightmare

July 9th, 2021|

After you deploy the Windows updates from Microsoft for the CVE-2021-34527 or “PrintNightmare” vulnerability, you are still vulnerable if you have applied a very specific Group Policy setting. “Point and Print” security is enabled by default, which means you are protected by default, but it’s probably worth verifying the state of this feature in your environment. How to remediate CVE-2021-34257 ...

305, 2021

How does Aiden automate WSUS?

May 3rd, 2021|

Aiden automates software deployment patch management and builds new machines. Aiden's core value is letting your team go beyond just getting the job done. Packaging and deploying software, patching software, and all the other maintenance work that's required to keep your systems up-to-date and in compliance with your company standards are very important but that doesn't mean it needs to ...

2603, 2021

Comprehensive Patching, Cybersecurity and Vulnerability Resource List

March 26th, 2021|

We have yet to find a comprehensive list of IT and Cybersecurity resources where experts can go to get updates about new patches available, cybersecurity news, and vulnerabilities being actively exploited in the wild. We feel that this is a significant issue that is keeping us from creating a more secure world. This is the first step in our attempt ...

1903, 2021

How does Aiden compare with Patch My PC?

March 19th, 2021|

Glad you asked...because we don’t. Aiden combines a massively scalable managed service for automating even the most complex IT tasks, Desired State Configuration, Natural Language Processing (NLP), a proprietary AI for emulating IT decision making, and a universal integration mechanism for deployment tools. Simply put, we’re fully-managed DevOps for Windows PCs, servers, and VDI. Patch My PC automatically patches third-party ...

903, 2021

Bare Metal Windows Implementation and Deployment Guide

March 9th, 2021|

FULLY MANAGED DEVOPS FOR WINDOWS PCs, SERVERS, AND VDI. Yes, really. Why do I need this? It seems impossible to set up and maintain computers in an ideal state; secure and always in compliance with your standards. It's time for a new approach.  The days of imaging, task sequences, packaging, deployment targeting, and dependency logic are coming to an end. ...

403, 2021

Patch | Update Implementation and Deployment Guide

March 4th, 2021|

FULLY MANAGED DEVOPS FOR WINDOWS PCs, SERVERS, AND VDI. Yes, really. Why do I need this? It seems impossible to set up and maintain computers in an ideal state; secure and always in compliance with your standards. It’s time for a new approach. The days of imaging, task sequences, packaging, deployment targeting, and dependency logic are coming to an end. ...

203, 2021

How to use the WIN32_MassDeploy WMI Class to target devices

March 2nd, 2021|

The Win32_MassDeploy WMI class can be used to target devices in specific departments or pilot systems. This is especially useful for Group Policy targeting. Properties Name: ReleaseChannel Type: string Registry path (32-bit): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MassDeploy|ReleaseChannel This value is often set to "Pilot" while setting up a computer with an "IT" build, but it can also be set manually, or automatically with Group ...

203, 2021

How to customize start panel layouts for Windows 10

March 2nd, 2021|

Your aiden Windows 10 builds include a custom Start Panel layout, but you may supply your own layout for any or all Windows 10 builds, by emailing an exported layout to our support staff. Exporting to an XML file On any Windows 10 PC, customize the Start Panel as desired. Then, open Windows PowerShell, Command Prompt, and run the following ...

203, 2021

How to boot from a USB device or optical media

March 2nd, 2021|

When you can’t PXE boot (network boot) because a DHCP relay hasn’t been configured, or because your device doesn’t have an Ethernet adapter, the next best way to set up a PC or server is with a bootable USB device. Create a bootable USB Flash Drive Insert a USB flash drive that is OK to wipe Run the following script: ...

203, 2021

Exit Codes

March 2nd, 2021|

Some application packages have unique exit codes, which are described in the application package catalog. In general, 100-199 are prerequisite failures, 200-299 are installation failures, and 300-399 are validation failures. Code Description 0 The package ran successfully 100 Unsupported OS version 101 Unsupported OS architecture 102 Invalid verbosity mode 104 Aborting installation; unsafe conditions 105 Invalid command line argument 106 ...

203, 2021

How to receive RSS update notifications for new packages and more

March 2nd, 2021|

Subscribe to our RSS feeds to receive updates for packages, OS builds, and more. On Windows machines, click one of the following links to subscribe with Outlook or your default RSS reader All categories: feeds://www.meetaiden.com/feed/ Packages: feeds://www.meetaiden.com/feed/?post_type=application_package OS builds: feeds://www.meetaiden.com/feed/?post_type=os_build For all other platforms, copy one of the following URLs into your RSS reader All categories: https://www.meetaiden.com/feed/ Packages: https://www.meetaiden.com/feed/?post_type=application_package OS ...

203, 2021

Analyzing Crash Dumps / Blue Screens (BSoD)

March 2nd, 2021|

This article describes how to identify the cause of most Windows Blue Screens (BSoDs). BlueScreenView This simple free tool, will often find the driver that caused the crash. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html WinDbg When BlueScreenView does not provide enough information, Microsoft’s Debugging Tools may be needed. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/windows/hardware/ff551063(v=vs.85).aspx Installation If you only want to install the Debugging Tools, run the Windows SDK installer, select ...

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