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PowerShell: Audit all local groups with members across domain

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PowerShell: Audit all local groups with members across domain

I was surprised when I found out that not many administrators use PowerShell! It is extremely important to master it, since modern datacenter administration in enterprise environments generate tasks impossible to complete in reasonable deadlines.

I felt so astonished; I am going to dedicate a whole new PowerShell category in my blog.
To explain my decision, I am going to present you the following real-life example:
I was recently given the task to audit (discover) all local groups on all of ...

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Start and Stop Service from a non-Administrator user account

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Start and Stop Service from a non-Administrator user account

Many times as System Engineer I have been challenged with potential security issue to allow non-administrators to control system services states (including custom ones). Because of many “solutions” I’ve encountered on field, I feel the urge to state that giving non-admin administrative credentials is never a right solution, not even remotely! If you are presented with similar request, please spend more time designing rather than repairing solution which will never pass any audit.

To make this solution a bit ...

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