Category: Powershell

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…



Attendees disappear from meeting invite in Outlook

A few days ago I got a question from an end user that reported quite a strange issue regarding Meeting invites in Outlook. The user added a meeting room to the meeting invite, and then when the user added a distribution group to the invite, the meeting room and the group disappeared and no meeting…



extensionAttributes – add values via Powershell + CSV file

It is common to have one or multiple extensionAttributes in an Azure AD environment for use with Intune for example. These extensionAttributes can be handled in a couple of different ways when it comes to managing the values set for each of those. For simplicity I’ve created a Powershell script that can add values to…



Add you own local admin users on Azure AD devices

Do you have issues when trying to add an account as local admin on your Azure AD Joined device? Maybe you have specific requirements regarding which accounts should be admins on your client machines and the Azure AD solution (additional local administrators on Azure AD joined devices) is not enough to satisfy your needs. There…



Changing default ADFS Decrypt/Signing Certificate lifetime from 1 year to X years

ADFS 2.0 and above versions have a feature called AutoCertificateRollover that will automatically updates the Decrypt and Signing certificates in ADFS, and by default these certificates will have a lifetime of 1 year. If you have federations (Relying Party Trusts) configured and the Service Provider (SP) is not using the ADFS metadata file to keep…



Simplify removing of distributed content with the help of Powershell

Begin TLDR; Go to the Process block. Ever since I first got introduced to Powershell, I have always tried to come up with ways to include, facilitate and apply it to my my everyday tasks. But for me, using Powershell in combination with SCCM has never been the ultimate combination, the built in cmdlets doesn’t…