WSUS is still a good choice for Windows Administrators to deploy patches. This article will demonstrate how to add a Computer account to WSUS Group using PowerShell. This activity will look cumbersome and time consuming when you want to add large no. of computers to a WSUS Group. The manual procedure involves, searching each computer […]

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Cheat Sheet for Process Management is a small handy guide for any process related operations using PowerShell. It covers most common and basic things related to windows processes that any Windows Admin want to perform on a day to day basis. If you are in the process of learning PowerShell, I prefer you keep a […]

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Often we get this situation where in you read the contents of a file for servers list or some other content and end up with blank/empty items in the array because of empty lines in the files. This is often seen when doing split operation on array and because of string format you will end […]

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In my previous post, we explored the way to identify list of group policies linked to a particular Active Directory OU. While it serves the purpose, there are few details missing there like whether GPO is enabled, enforced, what is the order of the GPO, etc. Articles related to working with Group Policies using PowerShell […]

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Last time we have seen a few ways to find group policies using PowerShell. Expanding on the same horizon, I would like to share some more thoughts on finding Group Policies linked to AD OUs. If you haven’t read my previous article on finding group policies, I prefer you go through that first. Here is […]

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Do you have a mix of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers in your domain and occasionally experiencing logon issues? It could be due to Computers which changed their machine password recently and failing to communicate with domain after that. AskDS(Microsoft Active Directory support team) recently published an article about this […]

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I came across a post from a PowerShell MVP at happysysadmin.com blog about finding boot performance of Windows Client operating system with PowerShell. I liked this post alot because of very good explanation he provided about different parameters involved in boot and how to interpret them. Worth taking a look. http://www.happysysadm.com/2014/07/windows-boot-history-and-boot.html Thanks @sysadm2010 for this wonderful article.

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Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.1 has inbuilt module for managing Group Policy objects in Windows environment. It has a total of 26 cmdlets to serve different types of Group policy operations. In this article I will focus on Get-GPO cmdlet and its usage. You can start with importing the module first. Import-Module GroupPolicy This […]

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Previously I talked about how to read the start menu pinned items and their group details using PowerShell. If you have missed that article, read it from http://techibee.com/powershell/query-start-menu-groups-and-pinned-programs-in-windows-8-1-using-powershell/2395 . In this post I will share my thoughts on customizing the start menu layout for Windows 8.1 based users using Group policies. In my previous post, […]

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Like any other Hypervisor infrastructure, VMs in Microsoft Hyper-V can also sync time from its host. This time synchronization happens through Hyper-V integration services. Along with Time sync a few other things like OS Shutdown, Data exchange, heartbeat, snapshot operations are performed via this integration service. These features can be enabled or disabled via PowerShell […]

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