Enable Strong Passwords for Office 365 Users

By | December 21, 2016

Recently my company has been going through security auditing and it was discovered many of the first user accounts created on Office 365 had been grandfathered into a low security password model. By connecting to the office 365 Powershell interface, I was able run a query to find out who had the StrongPasswordRequired flag to false.… Read More »

Monitor PHP database connectivity using SAM

By | December 12, 2014

When setting up custom application monitors I wanted to be able to monitor any and every connection point the application made in the same way the application made it. Since I didn’t have permission to modify the codebase and catch errors, I simply wrote some custom Server Application Monitor scripts to monitor the connection for… Read More »

Error copying files with Windows 7 USB/DVD Utility

By | December 12, 2014

So I was all ready to start loading up a server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I had the ISO downloaded, brand new 8GB Kingston USB memory stick and an HP DL360p Gen8. Should be easy right. I downloaded Microsoft’s Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and proceeded to create a bootable memory stick. Except that the utility did… Read More »

Install DotNet3.5 on Server 2012 or Server 2012 R2

By | December 12, 2014

Upon installing a fresh installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 I needed to install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 on the server. When running the normal installation via the normal Server Manger gui I ran into the error message “Do you want to specify an alternate source path? One or more installation selections are missing source… Read More »

WSUS Cleanup Script in Powershell

By | December 13, 2011

I created a script to run the WSUS Cleanup automagically but found this from a freind on SpiceWorks. It’s a PowerShell script that works crazy well and is shorter then mine. The only change would be to line 7 where you need to type in your “SERVERNAME.DOMAIN.DOMAINSUFFUX” Then you can run it as a scheduled… Read More »

Malwarebytes-Free Auto-Scan

By | July 26, 2011

OK, now that you have Malwarebytes “free-edition”  auto-magically updating lets set up an auto scan!   1. Create a scheduled task. 2. With the path of: “C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\mbam.exe” 3. Add the /fullscan switch on the end Whats nice about this is it leaves up the scan results so you can see what (if anything)… Read More »

Malwarebytes-Free Auto-Update

By | July 26, 2011

  Like most tech people I use Malwarebytes “free-edition” to remove stubborn malware. Wouldn’t it be nice if it would update auto-magically? Well you can schedule an update!   Try this: Create a scheduled task. With the path of: “C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\mbam.exe” Add the /update switch on the end Under the settings tab Check the… Read More »