Periodically Check PowerShell Job Status

My PowerShell profile starts a load of PowerShell jobs when I’m running as Administrator… Sometimes I need to know when those jobs have finished. Here’s a lovely little infinity loop giving me just that information.   while ($true) {Write-Output ” “; start-sleep 10; get-job; write-output ” “}   Here’s what it comes back with…  …

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Use PowerShell to List Active Directory Extended Rights

PowerShell providers allow us to traverse various data stores we encounter, as IT professionals, as if they were file systems. There is a PSProvider that allows us to navigate the smooth seas of the Active Directory PSDrive.     Thinking about a file system, we can talk about Access Control Entries (ACEs) that make up Access Control Lists (ACLs) to govern…

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Security Focus: User PowerShell to Obtain Microsoft Security Update Information

Want to use PowerShell to create a html report of Microsoft security updates? No problem. Read on…   Back in November 2016, the Microsoft Security Response Centre (MSRC) team announced the Security Update Guide portal. Furthering our commitment to security updates   This portal also provides a new RESTful API to obtain Microsoft security update…

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