Mini-Blog: Creating HTML files from CSV

We use a documentation system that only allows CSV exports, which gets annoying when tyring to supply clients with some form of data out of it. To resolve I rewrote the script by Brandon Everhardt to take all CSV files from a folder and export them into a single readable HTML file. It’s a very […]

Mini-blog: Wait for VM to come online, then execute Powershell direct

During my labbing I’ve noticed I often need to wait for the VM to get online before executing some script or commands, to do that I use the following script: First we get the VM Name, and enter the credentials for that specific VM: $VMName = read-host "Please enter the VM-Name" $VM = get-vm $VMName […]

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Using App-v to deploy Office 2016 on RDS servers

Hi All! At my current employeer we have a lot of clients that use RDS servers, in the SMB often you see that applications are installed directly on the RDS server. That means that if you have a Highly Available solution there often is a difference between applications installed. To prevent this we use Microsoft’s […]

Free online powershell training

Hi all! After a couple of weeks of silence I have some great news; I will be giving free online powershell courses for beginners and intermediates. Hopefully I’ll be able to assist some of you in questions you have about your own scripts, or scripts you’ve used from my blog. The first course will be […]

Mini Blog: Checking processor performance

I haven’t been blogging alot lately, mostly due to renovating at home and having very large projects in the office. To compensate I’ve decided to write some quick mini blogs to make sure I don’t lose the magic 🙂 I’ve found with some application monitoring I’ve been setting up it was required to make a […]

Mini-Blog: finding the windows search database location.

I haven’t been blogging alot lately, mostly due to renovating at home and having very large projects in the office. To compensate I’ve decided to write some quick mini blogs to make sure I don’t lose the magic 🙂 One thing I’ve found is that my Windows Search EBD blog about the CoreCount registry key […]

Adding branding to the Office 365 portal

Hi all, Today we’re going to change the branding of the Office365 portal. Something that helps clients identify that they are logging into the correct portal and are entering their usernames correctly. The great thing about this is you can have your own support information directly on the office365 portal. you should make notes of […]

Using powershell to create a new service

One of our clients has an application which always needs to run in the background, in the past the client resolved this by running the application after logon. Of course this meant after we perform maintenance the application would no longer work unless we’d log the user on. Autologon is not advised due to leaving […]

Creating a Poor Man’s Express Route

Lately we’ve been running into issues with client’s connecting to Office 365 and having high latency with this connection. this results in issues such as “Outlook is not Responding” & “Getting data from server outlook.Office365.com”. Both of these issues disappear when running in Cached mode due to less data-traffic being required for normal operations such […]

Using PowerShell to monitor Backups

We are using a RMM that has integrated BackupExec monitoring. I’ve found that this integrated monitoring was somewhat lacking. It gave us the current job status and that’s about it, Meaning there was not really a way to resolve issues pre-preemptively.