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…

Information Technology

Invoke-SHDMoveFiles

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…

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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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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 – 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 Mac Structure

I hate it when you get a mac address that’s not in the right format. Last week I got the mac address XX-XX-XX-XX when I needed to input it as XX:XX:XX:XX. So aggravating. So, here comes PowerShell to help. First, let’s validate the mac address. Second, let’s change out the pattern, and finally, we display…