Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Automate the Roll out of Windows Updates in an available state through SCCM ADR's, Powershell and Orchestrator

I've been really busy with OpsMgr and ConfigMgr lately so I haven't had much time to add content to this blog. This post is about the final step in automating Windows Updates Deployments when they need to be deployed through SCCM 2012 (R2) Automatic Deployment Rules in an available deployment type instead of in a required deployment type. I used Orchestrator to schedule the script.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lotus Notes and Powershell - Retrieve the ACL of a database

Did you know you can easily access Lotus Domino objects through Powershell? All you have to do is create a COM object in a 32bit Powershell session and off you go.

In this simple example I'll show you how to retrieve the Access Control List of a database.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Empty Recycle Bin with Retention Time (Logoff Script)

In an environment where Roaming Profiles are used and/or where User Profile folders (like My Documents, Desktop, Application Data, etc.) are redirected to a network share the Recycle Bin for those locations also resides on the network. Meaning that if users delete a lot in these locations and never empty their Recycle Bin valueable network storage is wasted.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

"Dynamic" AD Security Groups

Have you ever needed a Security Group to be dynamically populated? Unfortunately this isn't a standard feature in AD DS... Powershell to the rescue!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Deploy an application using a Powershell script.

If besides running the setup program there is some additional stuff you need to do before or after the actual setup, creating a Powershell script that does this job for you certainly is a good idea. Sure you can do almost everything with a batch file but... Powershell is the way to go nowadays! However, there are a few pitfalls when trying to make this work using Powershell. So let's get started...

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