VLANs are used for Layer 2 logical segmentation. Each VLAN forms its own broadcast domain. Communication between VLANs is only possible by a router, such as a Layer 3 Switch or a […]
There are many encryption and decryption tools around. PowerShell is a Windows built-in tool and you can use it for cryptography as well. In this blog post I am going to play […]
In this article, a certificate for a digital signature is created to digitally sign files with Windows PowerShell. A digital certificate is usually issued by a Certification Authority (CA). But in this […]
For some reason, I don’t like netstat. Never did. Fortunately PowerShell provides a similar command to netstat: Get-NetTCPConnection. Let’s discover the options of this command in form of this blog post.
Do you remember the net send command? And do you remember the security concerns? Last week I played with msg.exe. Msg is the “new” net send. I tried to send a message […]
One of the first things you learn in cisco lessons is how to create login banners. A banner is a message shown to a user who is using the device. In this article I […]
With Windows Server 2016 there is a new Feature called Privileged Access Management Feature. This feature is only available in Active Directory Environments running Windows Server 2016 Forest Mode. This guide shows […]
Since Windows Server 2008, Domain Administrators are able to configure password polices per user and per group. This article shows how to set up password policies (Password Setting Objects) with PowerShell.
Today I had the task of figuring out how Goolge Chrome can be started in Kiosk Mode. And now, I want to keep this knowledge in form of this blog post. First […]
“Only Domain administrators can add computers to the domain.” I can’t count how often I have heared these words. But when installing a new domain, a counter is configured and this counter allows each domain user to add up to 10 computers to the domain. This is the default setting.
Der DNS Dienst ist in Segen. Ohne DNS müssten sich Menschen IP-Adressen merken, oder altmodisch Hosts Dateien bearbeiten. DNS bietet also Komfort. Aber leider sind Komfort und Sicherheit keine Freunde. Das bekamen […]
This step-by-step guide demonstrates how LAPS can be integrated in an Active Directory domain. Passwords in an Active Directory domain are stored centrally. But what about the local account of the administrator? Many use the same password on all computers. A nightmare in terms of IT security. LAPS stores local administrator passwords centrally for all domain computers.
With PowerShell 5.0 two new commands are introduced: Compress-Archive and Expand- Archive. Both commands can – like WinZip or 7-Zip – compress and decompress data.