Posts Tagged 'PowerShell'

PowerShell: Report expiring certificates

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PowerShell: Report expiring certificates

There is always an annoyance when public certificate expires out of the blue! Of course, every certificate “owner” or person/department responsible for maintenance of service requiring specific certificate should note the expiration date in his public calendar, but that rarely happens in reality. When service finally stops due to expired certificate, then whole of the IT lines up to dismember the unfortunate PKI Admin guy (without any real grounds to do so!).

But good PKI admin should maximize quality of internal ...

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PowerShell: Disable POSIX subsystem

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PowerShell: Disable POSIX subsystem

I have been instructed by Auditors to disable unwanted POSIX subsystem on many servers not needing it. I have been given a list of server names on which I had to disable POSIX.
Again, the PowerShell kicked in. Just to demonstrate the importance of PowerShell usage I will explain how you can disable POSIX subsystem manually:

You need to change local group policy on each individual server!
The manual way would require RDC login to each server, and change in Local ...

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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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