Capture network traces with the PowerShell module NetEventPacketCapture

Every network admin will at some point need to capture and view network events to help troubleshoot network issues. The...

Using the Windows Defender PowerShell cmdlets

There are several ways to manage and configure Windows Defender, such as via the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Desired...

What version of SMB are my clients connecting to my Windows server with?

In light of the recent WannaCry attack, this simple PowerShell one liner will give you some insight into what SMB...

The best training experience I ever had

First off, before I tell my story I will admit that I am very lucky and in more than one...

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Automating Windows updates using the PowerShell PSWindowsUpdate module

I will admit it. I love PowerShell and if my choice is to use PowerShell over another tool to do...

Using PowerShell to test Active Directory-integrated DNS resolution

For anyone who has worked with Active Directory, they know that AD is dependent on it’s associated DNS zones/records. If...

How to Deploy Virtual Machines in vSphere Using PowerCLI

When I started deploying servers, the process involved racking the hardware, connecting it to the network, inserting a CD/DVD, installing...

Using VMware vSphere Update Manager with PowerCLI

In a vSphere environment, VMware states that vSphere Update Manager (VUM) is the preferred method of upgrading and patching vSphere....

Import hosted Chocolatey packages into Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

For users of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) the ability to separate applications from the OS during deployment is a great...

Possessor of many skills, master of none – the IT generalist

The one single piece of technology I have spent the most time learning and exploring it is PowerShell. Since I...