Category: Powershell

Converting output from a NoSql database to joined and structured CSV in Powershell

I was tasked to export data from Microsoft Graph about users to CSV in order to build reports in Qlickview. The problem I had was that the user object in Microsoft Graph are polymorphic, meaning that the output we get are not required to have the same properties for each of the user object we…



Running Linux inside Windows 10 with Visual Studio Code

Like most of the users in the world, I’m running a Managed Window 10 client, we enforce many polices such as applocker and more to enforce policies. This can sometimes be an problem when working with developer tools. Due to this problem businesses often look the other way when it comes to developers and their…



Invoking commands on remote machines – FAST

Invoking commands remotely on machines is something we must do from time to time, in many scenarios speed is a critical factor as the remote command could be in response to anything from a incident to security breach. Speed combined with large environments in the cloud with many clients/servers deallocated often makes this a difficult…



Securing Onedrive – Cleaning up unwanted sharing permissions

OneDrive for Business is great! The administration tools provided is not! If you’re still reading you might agree with me when I say that Sharepoint Online admin center is far from the best experience when administrating anything related to OneDrive. Luckily we have access to everything we might need using the OneDrive REST API, a…



”Authroization or Customer header is unavailable” while working with Citrix Cloud API

While working with the Citrix Cloud monitor service is amazing, it is also quite unpredictable and we often experience bugs without any notice. The latest one is related to paging, where the nextLink is presented as http instead of https, which breaks recursive searches. Now this is not the hardest one to fix, but the…



Varonis DatAdvantage – Verify continuous communication with all domain controllers

When you are using Varonis to monitor your environment it’s important to make sure that you don’t miss any critical events. One weakness in the current version of Varonis that I found out about is that you won’t get any notification if the event collection from one domain controller stops to work and you will…



Brief walk-through of Robocopy

I have stumbled upon technical scenarios which required special maneuvers requiring skills I did not possess. After some reading I was able to conclude that Windows environments have several ways to copy files from a to b: good old ctrl +c and ctrl +v, xcopy, Copy-Item and robocopy. I was aware of the first one,…



Powershell in the Cloud – Part 2 – Azure Function App – Creating HTTP APIs with Powershell

This is the second post of the Powershell in the Cloud series, and will focus on executing Powershell code from Azure Function App. If you haven’t read part 1, I highly recommend it as we will be referencing to it PART 1 – Azure Automation – Managing your Infrastructure from the Cloud Disclaimer: As of…



Powershell in the Cloud – Part 1 – Azure Automation – Managing your Infrastructure from the Cloud

I recently held a talk about Powershell in the Cloud in Powershell User Group Sweden, this 3 part series is an attempt to refine and expand on that talk. The series will focus on the functionality rather than the code behind it as I want the content to be accessible for not anyone, whether you…



How to handle multiple spreadsheets from Excel in Powershell

Background Most of us working with Powershell has encountered imports and exports of a CSV-file in Powershell, and most of the times this works seamlessly. This is because the Import-CSV function is a great way to get the single Excel sheet imported in to Powershell. However, I got a request to merge several spreadsheets from…