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Automated Log Archiving with WinRAR and Robocopy

In my day job, one of the things I do is maintenance of a farm of servers. All these boxes have local logging, which is picked up by Splunk.  However, I still need to clean up those log files.  Here is how I automated the process.

Posted:2014-08-15, 2219 views

Create a System Restore Point with VBscript

This handy little VBscript to create a system restore point can be encapsulated in a function, and can save you from yourself.

Posted:2013-10-25, 826 views

Get the managers email address

Sometimes, you need to tattle on a user to their manager. But how to find out who their manager is, and their email address? Here is how I did it with PowerShell.

Posted:2016-07-15, 1809 views

Hardening Windows Server

This guide is intended to provide basic systems administration instruction for hardening “out-of-the-box” installations of Windows Server.  Even though current versions of Windows Server provides a better security model than previous versions of Windows servers, the attack surface area can be reduced further.

Posted:2013-11-23, 995 views

How to fix the Veeam PowerShell Error

During the installation of Veeam Backup and Replication (VBR), you may run into a puzzling error, "Failed to invoke PowerShell query SCVMM components are not installed." Luckily, an easy fix.

Posted:2014-12-11, 5744 views

Install Roles on Windows via PowerShell

Just because you don't have a GUI on your Windows Server 2012 doesn't mean you can't install roles and features at will. Use PowerShell, and the job gets easy.

Posted:2014-02-03, 15571 views

Join a Computer to a domain with VBScript

When deploying large numbers of computers, there are several methods of joining a machine to a domain.  Since I am a big fan of VBScript (shhh!), I use this method to join the machine.

Posted:2013-10-21, 2182 views

Killing Disconnected Terminal Server Sessions from the Command Line

Terminal Services (or Remote Desktop if you prefer) is a good thing. It allows you to remotely connect to a server to manage it.

Posted:2013-08-26, 18457 views

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