Microsoft product going End of Life 2022 /2023

Hi everyone, lot of companies rely on old operating systems, but one day they should be replaced by newer ones. Keep that in mind and plan your migration in time. Today I get the mail from Exchange Team which reminds the upcoming retirement of Exchange 2013. Operating System Windows Server 2012/2012R2 Operating System Windows 8.1 …

RDS/Terminalserver message/notification to all active users

RDSMessenger.ps1 UPDATE 11/09/2019: If you like this script as module or EXE see my new post In RDServer (Remote Desktop) environmets (also know with the legacy name terminalservices) you need to notify all active users, because there is a maintenace or anything else. I searched a while to find a thin solution for that, but …

working with passwords in powershell part 1 – the encryption

Encrypt passwords with AES256 key NOTE: before we dive in, make sure you have read my prolog about basics in powershell password encryption. LINK working with passwords in powershell part 2 Because I love automating things with powershell, I also want to create a script which creates a new aeskey file and also a text …

working with passwords in PowerShell prolog

Link part 1 powershell script to create aes encypted password stringLink part 2 powershell script to reconvert to plain password Once a customer asked me how to store a password on local server and use it inside a powershell script to authenticate. Storing passwords in plain text is not the best solution, so I thought …

Windows Admin Center 1903 AD / DNS /DHCP management offline Server

Some days ago microsoft launched the brand new windows admin center v1903 preview (IMPORTANT!). It’s only a preview but today I’ll have a look at some really cool extensions. One great improvement is the AD query to add some servers or workstations. Works in my testing enviroment. You can search with wildcards 😉 What I …