How-To Install Crowdstrike Falcon Sensor for Windows Using Group Policy and PowerShell

Need to automate deploying the CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor to Windows PCs? Look no further with this PowerShell script.

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PowerShell Logging: Recording and Auditing all the Things

You can do a lot with PowerShell logging. Learn all about (and how to use) transcripts, scriptblock logging and even module logging in this example-driven tutorial.

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11 min. read

How To Manage NTFS Permissions With PowerShell

In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how to finally understand and manage NTFS permissions in PowerShell.

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8 min. read

A Sysadmin’s Guide to Markdown Language

If you're a sysadmin, you've got to learn Markdown. The plain-text, easy-to-understand formatting language to write docs and a whole lot more in.

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10 min. read

How to Install Ubuntu 20.04 [Step-by-Step]

Learn how to set up Ubuntu Linux from scratch in this step-by-step, in depth walkthrough!

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7 min. read

The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Zabbix 5.0 Monitoring

Monitoring a single instance or a group of VMWare EZXI hosts is costly. Why not do it for free? Zabbix is the leading open-source enterprise.

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19 min. read

How To Install OpenSSL (and more) With PowerShell

If you need to generate CSRs, private keys and certificates, check out this article on how to use OpenSSL with PowerShell!

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8 min. read

Traceroute and the Tracert Command: Introduction and Troubleshooting

Learn how the tracert in Windows and the traceroute Linux command can help you troubleshoot and track down problematic network links.

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8 min. read

How To Use PowerShell and IIS to Automate Websites

Learn to create a website using the IISAdministration module and how to perform administrative operations necessary to maintain a website.

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11 min. read

Back to Basics: Understanding PowerShell Objects

Learn some key concepts when it comes to objects in PowerShell and apply to your own scripting through coding and visualizations.

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14 min. read

Logging Done Right with PowerShell and the PSFramework Module

Learning to establish clear Powershell logging guidelines with informative and actionable logs coupled with understanding logging options.

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12 min. read

Domain Controllers vs. Active Directory

Discover that domain controllers authenticate your authority, and Active Directory handles your identity and security access.

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4 min. read

How to import an OVF file in VMware (and export them too) with PowerShell

Learned how to an import OVF file in VMware.

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3 min. read

How I Learned Pester by Infrastructure Testing a Domain Controller Build

In this post, learn how you can perform infrastructure testing in your environment using the PowerShell testing framework, Pester! You'll learn by following along with a story of how I learned by building a domain controller.

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5 min. read

How to Create GPOs (Starter GPOs) for Quick Policy Baselines

GPOs (Starter GPOs, actually) are a feature in Active Directory that allows you to build templates for common GPOs. In this blog, you're going to get a glimpse into how starter GPOs can help you speed up GPO-creation.

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How to Use Pester Tags for Targeted Testing

During the construction of a set of Pester tests, it can be increasingly difficult to follow the flow of each of the tests and the subjects against which these tests will be performed.

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Creating a PowerShell Script from Written Processes and Procedures

As a mentor, I'm often asked, "How do you get inspiration for a PowerShell script?", followed by something sounding similar to, "I just don't know what I can script or where to start." When I'm told that, the person saying it sounds defeated and about to give up. This was a question & feeling I had myself early in my PowerShell journey too.

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5 min. read

How to Build a Basic PowerShell Windows Updates Report

Learn how to how to Build a Basic PowerShell Windows Updates Report. Know what reports are needed and provide them with ease.

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How to Use PowerShell to Escape Double Quotes

Learn Powershell escape quotes and determine the differences between the single and double quotes in Powershell.

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