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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.

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2FA and Outlook

A friend’s company turned on 2fa for their office 365. When people logged into office.com 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…

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Copy A User’s Group to Other Users

Often times I am asked to give user a the same rights as user b. Since everything is setup with groups, this is easy to do. All I have to do is copy all the security groups to the new users. Normally I would use the command Get-ADPrincipalGroupMembership whoever, that has become less trust worthy…

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Get Lock Out Info From DC

Have you ever had trouble getting lockout information for a single user? The DCs have the logs, but getting them can be tough. The core idea is to use the Get-Winevent command to gather the logs needed. Doing this from a remote computer is time-consuming. However, using the Invoke-Command tends to speed things up. Inside…

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Local Site Found by a Universal device

We have multiple locations with backup hosted sites. These sites are designed to allow the end-user to access the information they need when the network is down. They are set up with a local database and some basic asp.net coding. However, the devices that communicate with the site must be able to go between multiple…

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SHD – Disable Inactive Users

Now we have a way to find the disable OU, and to disable a user, now it’s time to disable old accounts. We do this by targeting the Last Logon dates. Word of warning before we continue. When you do this, target a single OU instead of all of the company. Target only enabled users…

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SHD – Disable User

My last blog was about how to find the disabled user OU. Now we will go over how I disable users and move them around to the disabled OU. The next blog will combine all this together and remove inactive accounts that are within a set OU. Let’s rock this! First first step is to…

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SHD – Find Disabled OU

Have you ever started in a company and there was no documentation? The disabled OU isn’t named “Disabled Users” and things are just what the heck? This powershell script will help find that disabled user OU. Believe it or not, it’s a one liner. Lets tare this bad boy apart. First we have a Get-Aduser…

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SHD – Set Those Speakers

I hate it when someone calls and says they can’t hear their video while on a terminal server. 99% of the time is because the sound is muted on the local computer. Believe it or not, this is very simple to solve. We do this by using wscript.shell. We first start by making the object…