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I want to transfer more and more logic away from Group Policies towards Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC). There are several reasons why i think that DSC is much better than my old (and complex) group policy constructs, but the main reason (at least for me): I can manage DSC clients that are domain […]

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Simple Tool that bulk imports or removes user pictures, based on AD Group Membership. If a user is in both groups, the picture will be removed! Idea based on my old tool to import Active Directory pictures. They are a bit to tiny, so I use Exchange now to make them look better in Exchange […]

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Today I had a chat with a customer about the Windows PowerShell Web Access. I told him, that the Web-based access could be very useful, at least sometimes, and not just a gimmick. I told him to read this TechNet article: Install and Use Windows PowerShell Web Access. The article is great, but instead of […]

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I recently published an article and a gist howto disable SMBv1 with PowerShell and DSC. Now some asked if there is an easy way to do that and to avoid the DSC usage. Here is a very simple way to disable SMBv1 on Windows 8, or newer, and Windows Server 2012, or newer: # To […]

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I was asked if there is an easy way to check the complete Active Directory for systems that miss the WannaCry related Hotfixes are installed. Yep! And it’s even easy to do. Update: Based upon several requests, I also published a small tool that could do the Job. You will find the tool (freeware) on […]

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