Server 2012

  • PowerShell: Logging in JSON format

    PowerShell: Logging in JSON format

    Intro When writing scripts for clients, it’s important to generate good logs. It’s a common position where a script works perfectly in test. But in production something is askew. Being able to look back at the process and step through […]

     
  • Discover and Clear Admin Count Attribute with PowerShell

    Discover and Clear Admin Count Attribute with PowerShell

    What is Admin Count? Before we discuss Admin Count, a little background is needed. AD contains an object called AdminSDHolder. Its purpose is to protect objects. Specifically, objects which are members of administrative groups. AD objects have an attribute called “Admin […]

     
  • MS Local Administrator Password Solution. Part 2

    MS Local Administrator Password Solution. Part 2

    In part 1, we looked at making the necessary changes to AD for LAPS, from extended the schema to modifying the object attribute security. In this part, we will go through deploying the LAPS agent on a workstation. This process […]

     
  • MS Local Administrator Password Solution. Part 1

    MS Local Administrator Password Solution. Part 1

    In May 2015 Microsoft released Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) to help address the issue of keeping local administrator accounts secure. Setting the account password by GPO generally means a large number of computers will have the same password. LAPS […]

     
  • Default to Powershell in Windows Core

    Default to Powershell in Windows Core

    One of the big pushes in Server 2012 is the use a Server Core installation instead of the full GUI install. Microsoft have put a lot of effort into encouraging administrators to use Powershell as a core tool for day […]