Authoritative Restore of SYSVOL after Deallocation of Azure DCs

The Problem If you run an isolated lab in Azure IaaS with more than one Domain Controller and are in the habit of shutting down and de-allocating the VMs to save money, you may have found that SYSVOL doesn’t replicate when you start them back up. The Cause De-allocation/re-allocation of a VM changes the VM…

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Microsoft Teams: PowerShell Support

As an IT Professional, I am always looking for ways to automate tasks and make daily operations simple. When it comes to Microsoft Teams, being able to automate the creation of teams, channels, and settings within a team is critical to the success of Microsoft Teams within an organization. PowerShell support for Microsoft Teams allows…

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Using Group Policy Preferences to Manage the Local Administrator Group

Hello Everyone! Graeme Bray back with you today to talk about how you can reduce the audit and risk surface within your environment. If you can’t tell, Microsoft has taken a strong stance towards security. In a previous life, I was responsible for providing results for audit requests from multiple sources. One risk (and management…

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Kalenderwoche 44 im Rückblick: Zehn interessante Links für IT-Experten

Was hat sich in der vergangenen Woche für IT-Professionals getan? Gab es wichtige Ankündigungen oder neue Wissensressourcen? Unser Team vom TechNet Blog Deutschland hat zehn interessante Links für Sie zusammengestellt. Viel Spaß beim Stöbern! System Center Configuration Manager: Unterstützung für Kryptographie (engl.) Mit Sysmon und Azure Security Center In-Memory-Attacken erkennen (engl.) Preview: Azure Security Center bietet…


Kalenderwoche 43 im Rückblick: Zehn interessante Links für IT-Experten

Was hat sich in der vergangenen Woche für IT-Professionals getan? Gab es wichtige Ankündigungen oder neue Wissensressourcen? Unser Team vom TechNet Blog Deutschland hat zehn interessante Links für Sie zusammengestellt. Viel Spaß beim Stöbern! Microsoft 365 Security- und Management-Funktionen im Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (engl.) FAQs zu Windows Server v1709 und zum Semi-Annual Channel…


Automated Offline Domain Join using PowerShell and JEA

Abstract An offline domain join requires network access to a writable Domain Controller, which might not be desired in a DMZ scenario. Also, permissions to create computer accounts are required and permissions to enable password replication to the Read-Only Domain Controller. This document describes the process of delegating and fully automating this process by means…


Post #200! a.k.a A Brave New Blog

  200! It only seems like yesterday that I was celebrating 100 posts. Fugit inreparabile tempus! When I started blogging as PoSh Chap, I set myself the goal of producing a blog post each week. At times, it has been a tough target: there is such a thing as writer’s block and also such things…


Setting share permissions with WMI

With Windows Server 2012 we got the SmbShare Module. But since it’s a CDXML module that just defines the mapping between PowerShell cmdlets and CIM class operations or methods, it’s bound to the OS having the relevant CIM Classes. So it’s not portable to older operating systems. For Windows Server 2012 and above, there’s no…


POC: PowerShell Desired State Configuration for Linux

Since PowerShell went open source, I’ve been asked a lot about running PowerShell on Linux. Lately, I’ve been asked more and more about configuring Linux machines with DSC (Desired State Configuration). So here goes a quick and dirty How-to download, install, and use DSC to configure your Linux machines (In my case, I used Ubuntu…