Use PowerShell to Convert SDDL to Binary Format

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to convert security descriptors to different formats.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I was reading through a listing of WMI methods recently, and I ran across a WMI class that looks interesting—Win32_SecurityDescriptorHelper. I think it will help me, because it seems like every security utility wants a different type…

Use Jobs to Run Parallel Queries or Remove Objects from Active Memory

   Summary: Learn how to use jobs to run parallel queries, remove objects from active memory, work with text files and use the Get-Member Cmdlet to go behind the scenes of PowerShell commands in this edition of Quick Hits Friday.   In this Post: Use Jobs to Run Parallel Queries with Windows PowerShell Remove Application…


Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Grant Administrator Rights to Folders and Then Delete Them?

Hey Scripting Guy! Our previous network administrator was a slouch. He did not maintain proper backups, never reviewed event logs, and never cleaned up user folders when he deleted users in Active Directory. This last omission is particularly egregious because it has taken a lot of cleanup work to find and delete the user folders….