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FAQs - IT Teams

How can I ensure that my employees working from home have their PCs running latest security updates?

You can view the operating system and latest patch level of every PC in your environment by checking the Update Build Revision number. To find this number, use the Operating Systems Report, or expand other reports to include OS information.

For your reference, Microsoft keeps an up-to-date list of each patch and its release date here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information.

As many employees are working from home, it’s possible some may not be connected to VPN, preventing traditional patch management tools such as SCCM from keeping all PCs updated. With Absolute, you can configure devices to auto-update directly from Microsoft by following these steps:

  1. From any report, you can select the target devices you would like configure, then click the "Run Script" button to use Reach.
  2. Within the “Run Script” dialog box, search for "Windows Update Configuration”, and select that script.
  3. Follow the steps to run it on the selected devices by configuring the desired update day/time, as well as the reboot warning notification for the end user.

The Reach library includes this and 130+ pre-built scripts that require no scripting skills to use. You can learn more about building your own Absolute Reach script here.

How can I identify PCs that have a corrupted or missing VPN agent, and have it automatically remediated?

Absolute lets you configure and set an Application Persistence policy to monitor and automatically heal commonly-used VPN tools. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Policies tab of your Absolute console and select a target policy group. For many users, this may be the default 'Global Policy Group’.
  2. Select the ‘Settings’ section
  3. Click the ‘Configure’ button to the right of “Application Persistence.” This will open the full list of available applications for your account that you can persist.
  4. Find the VPN application you use and select the “configure” option next to it.
  5. In that dialog box, you can select your current version, as well as the level of persistence you prefer for that policy group.
    • ‘Report’ will alert you if the VPN client is missing or becomes corrupted, leaving you to choose a course of action
    • ‘Repair’ will automatically attempt to repair the agent when corrupted
    • ’Reinstall’ will re-install the application if missing or if an auto-repair is unable to make it healthy. To re-install, you will need to provide a download location and credentials.

For more details on ensuring your security tools are installed and functional, visit this page.

How do I provide/remove local admin rights for a user to deal with a device issue from home?

  1. Select the devices you would like configure within the Assets tab
  2. Select the button labeled "Run Script" to use Reach
  3. Within the “Run Script” dialog box, search "Add or Remove Domain User/Group to Local Group”, and select whichever option you searched for
  4. Enter ‘Remove’ in the Add/Remove box
  5. Enter ‘Local Administrators’ in the ‘LocalGroup’ Box
  6. Enter the desired’ username into the UserOrGroup box

The Reach library includes this and 130+ pre-built scripts that require no scripting skills to use.

How do I update device settings normally enforced by GPO when the device is not on my network?

You can configure several different local computer settings using out-of-the-box scripts in the Reach Library.

  1. Select any number of devices you would like to configure within any report, then select the button labeled "Run Script" to use Reach
  2. Within the “Run Script” dialog box, search for the desired script.
    Widely-used scripts include Add Firewall Application Rules, Remove Windows File Share, Delete Aged User Profiles, Enables or Disables USB Removable Media, Enables or Disables USB Removable Media, and Enable or Disable a Windows Service.
  3. Select the desired script and follow the steps and input variables to execute.

The Reach library includes this and 130+ pre-built scripts that require no scripting skills to use.

How can I identify unused devices?

If a device has not connected in over 30 days, you can find it in the "Dark Devices" report. The Dark Devices report includes information about devices with an active Absolute agent that have not checked into the Absolute Monitoring Center for 30 days – or have never checked in at all. More information on Dark Devices can be found here.

Alternatively, you can also monitor device usage rates by using the Device Usage widget on the home dashboard, and then click on "Not used" to create a filtered Device Usage report.

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Speakers
Happy Hour

A discussion on 5G with Absolute CEO, Christy Wyatt

Tues, Feb 2511:00amMoscone West 3011

Coordinating a Competitive 5G Strategy among Free market Democracies

Huawei’s potential domination of 5G markets brings with it significant economic and national security risks. Concerns of unfair trade practices and compromise of 5G networks by China are intertwined. These two problems need to be treated independently. Deter unfair trade practices, but also devise smart industrial policies to encourage 5G and national security review of foreign 5G equipment.

This session is moderated by Christy Wyatt, Absolute, CEO.

The Resilience Happy Hour

Wed, Feb 265:30-7:30pmHotel Zetta, 55 5th St, San Francisco

We invite you to join Absolute for our Resilience Happy Hour. After a day of sessions and walking the show floor, you’ll be able to relax and unwind with food, drinks, and good conversation in the heart of the tech world.

Winners of our Absolute social umbrella contest will be awarded their prizes at this happy hour.

Pre-register to save your spot