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Setting up a free virtual machine on Amazon AWS

This post will show you how to set up an Amazon AWS Free Tier virtual machine (EC2) and how to connect to it via putty. There is no need to read 30 minutes just to experiment with a Linux virtual… Continue Reading →

Never tried Windows Sandbox? – This will change your mind

Windows what? Windows Sandbox, a feature that I completely missed. Then I tried it once and loved it immediately. It takes you literally 5 minutes to set up and is really useful in your daily sysadmin tasks. Prerequisites for using… Continue Reading →

Managed service account for a scheduled task as simple as possible

This will show you how to install a managed service account on a domain joined computer to run a scheduled task. It will not explain how this technology works and will be limited to one computer (further information). There are… Continue Reading →

Simple PowerShell Active Directory group monitoring.

This post is about a simple solution to monitor active directory group changes using PowerShell. Please note, this is not the best practice and will only give you insight about a new member or if a member was removed from… Continue Reading →

The zen art of a fancy PowerShell terminal.

Sometimes your eyes need something to look at and relax while starting up PowerShell. Add the following code to the path in the $Profile variable and enjoy your Unicorn. Yes, this may be a rather useless thing to do. But… Continue Reading →

Get-ADUser properties without the Active Directory Module

I stumbled over this topic while creating a script on client PCs. The script was relying on information stored in the active directory and was running in the logged in users context. Due to limitations on the client machine, I… Continue Reading →

Automatic offline backup with Veeam and PowerShell

This post will teach you how to setup Veeam to create a Backup Copy Job to a Disk and how to automatically disconnect it after finishing the job. A scheduled task will alarm at a set frequency and remind you… Continue Reading →

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