Last week I got my new Surface Pro. At the same time I decided to give up my iPad Air. My plan is to do everything quick on my new iPhone X […]
Get-SystemInfo: Listing System Configuration of all Computers (systeminfo)
In one of my previous blog posts PowerShell: Documenting your environment by running systeminfo on all Domain-Computers I have described how to list important system information of all Domain Computers by running systeminfo. […]
PowerShell: Configuring Windows Firewall
Firewalls control traffic. They use technology such as Stateful Inspection to establish a connection to other networks. In this article I describe how to configure the host-based Windows Firewall by using Windows […]
Find out whether a host is really down with Test-ConnectionLocalSubnet (ping,arp)
Is Ping a reliable way to check if a computer is available? Opinions differ … This blog post is all about ping and arp. Of course with PowerShell. The upcoming script could […]
Project Honolulu: 1711 brings in Remote Desktop and PowerShell Remote Management
As the headline says, there are new features available in December update of Honolulu. Honolulu is a web-based management tool which enables you to administer your infrastructure in a very comfortably way.
Windows Bluescreen: How to check the memory dump file with WinDbg
In most cases a blue screen is caused by hardware or driver failure. In this article I show how to find out the cause of the blue screen by using the tool […]
Discovering temporary IPv6 Global-Unicast Addresses (Privacy Extensions) with PowerShell
In this article I would like to enlight the purpose of temporary IPv6 addresses. By default, automatic IPv6 setup of Link-Local Addresses is activated on each IPv6 enabled device. This makes IPv6 […]
How does HTTPS (SSL) encryption works?
Most of us use https. Almost every communication is secured and encrypted with https. In this article I would like to discuss the HTTPS process in more detail and what role certificates […]
PowerShell: Encrypt and Decrypt Data by using Certificates (Public Key / Private Key)
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 […]
Overview: Microsoft Certifications for Windows Server 2016 (MTA, MCSA, MCSE)
In this blog post, I am going to shed some light on the new Windows Server 2016 Microsoft certifications. Much has changed and, following the general trend in education, it seems !? […]
How to find out currently installed Windows Version (Fall Creators Update 1709)
While reading great news and improvements about the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709), it might be useful to find out if the update is already installed or not.
PowerShell: Creating Login Banners (Logon Screen)
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 […]
PowerShell: How to automatically restart applications when they were closed
If you want an application always started and available then this article is for you. Sometimes an application is mistakenly closed by the user. This article shows a step-by-step scenario how to […]
Dummy Files mit fsutil erstellen
Ein Dummyfile ist eine Datei mit beliebiger Größe. Ich verwende diese Dateien häufig als “Platzhalter”. Läuft die Festplatte voll, dann lösche ich die Dummydatei und habe wieder “Luft”.
PowerShell: Using Restart-Computer to restart your Computer and Remote Computers
For restarting your computer, you can simply click the Start Button and afterwards On/Off. In this article it’s all about Windows PowerShell, so we focus on two commands: Restart-Computer and Stop-Computer.