Tagged Windows

List AD group members when the group contains foreign security principals



This post describes how to get an Active Directory group's members when some of those members are foreign security principals -- in a different domain. Unfortunately, the standard Get-ADGroupMember cmdlet will fail under these circumstances. Fortunately, we can work around that with a little PowerShell magic.

Tagged as Windows PowerShell

How to do an offline install of remote server administration tools (RSAT) on Windows Server and Windows 10



This short post demonstrates how to install windows capabilities using the features on demand ISO and dism.exe. Using this method you can install individual RSAT management tools and other available windows capabilities.

Tagged as RSAT Windows

Outlook 2016's Funky Portrait Orientation



Outlook has a portrait orientation that causes emails to be opened with a single click, and it is a severe (ok, minor, but still) annoyance when using the window snap feature on a desktop.

Tagged as Outlook Windows Snap Tiling Window Manager

Changing NTFS Security Permissions using PowerShell



Changing NTFS permissions with powershell saves a lot of time when you need to make changes to a large group of files or when it is required as part of a larger automation project. This article should help you understand everything you need to know to manipulate security permissions with PowerShell.

Tagged as PowerShell Windows Security NTFS

Troubleshoot Active Directory Account Lockouts



When a user account is repeatedly locked out how do you find the cause? What server are the attempts coming from and why? In this post I will explain how to find the source of failed logon attempts and provide a checklist of solutions.

Tagged as Windows Active Directory Account Lockout Credential Manager SYSTEM Context

The Best CMD Shell, PowerShell, and SSH Client for Windows



When you maintain infrastructure from a Windows machine you need a great SSH client. I've used many of the best clients and have found wht I would call the best SSH client workflow on Windows - ConEmu/cmder. Click to find out why

Tagged as Windows Linux Infrastructure SSH cmder conemu