Information Technology

Message in The Ballon

Do you need something to let your end-user know what’s going on? Don’t want your end-user to see the program running? Well, PowerShell has the ability to use the system windows notify system. AKA, the message box that pops up on the right of the screen. The first step to make this happen is we…


1000 Faces

Need 1000 or unique user photos for your lab? There is a great website for just such a thing. Let’s break down some code to see how we can pull a few hundred pictures. The first thing we need to know is how many we want. We are going to get 1000 faces for…

Help Desk

Numlock On Startup

I hate it when I start up my PC and my number lock is turned off. Did you know you can set this to be automatic. Yep that’s right, automatic. Start up powershell as administrator and run the single line of code below. Then you should be set to go. Use wisely fellow admins.

Group Policy

Tattooing with Group Policy

No, we are not using group policy to put your skull and crossbones tattoo on people. Tattooing is in reference to policies that make changes to the registry that are not removed after the policy is removed. These changes are Permanent and require the admin to manually remove them. I have seen Tattooing become a…

Help Desk

2FA and Outlook

A friend’s company turned on 2fa for their office 365. When people logged into they were prompted to 2-factor authenticate with the system. Some choose to call in, some choose text, and others choose the app. It was doing good, but outlook gave them troubles. It turns out that office 2013 and office 2016…

Information Technology


Ever need a service that copies a single folder to multiple locations at once? This script will do just that. It will copy a single location to more than one location and even log the outcomes accordingly. Thus, you will be able to set this one up as a task and run it every so…