Tag Archives: Tip

Tip: GUI for Windows LAPS with history view

[German]Today a little tip for administrators in enterprise environments using Windows LAPS. German blog reader Heiko informed me on about a a graphical environment he wrote in PowerShell that lets you view Windows LAPS passwords, including password history. Advertising

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Windows Server: Update your Active Directory schema for the current Windows LAPS version

[German]Microsoft has integrated its Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) directly into the Windows operating system with the April 2023 patchday (April 11, 2023). I had reported on problems this move by Microsoft brings to non-English Windows systems. I just came … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

LockSmith: Search for AD Certificate Services misconfigurations via PowerShell script

[German]Small tip for administrators of an Active Directory environment on Windows Server. There is a small PowerShell script to identify and fix common misconfigurations in Active Directory Certificate Services. I became aware of the tool via this tweet. he tool … Continue reading

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Links to Microsoft administration and user portals

A little tip: There is a page on GitHub that lists links to various Microsoft administration and user portals. Advertising

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Let's Encrypt withdraws certain certificates on Jan. 28, 2022

[German]Brief information for administrators who use certificates from the non-profit certification authority Let's Encrypt. Let's Encrypt will revoke certain certificates as of 28. Jan. 2022. The background for the revoke of the max. 90 days old certificates is a bug … Continue reading

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Backup and update your central Windows ADMX store

[German]I'm going to post a topic here on the blog that affects administrators of Windows systems in companies. How do you actually make sure that the central ADMX store for Windows group policies always stays up to date and can … Continue reading

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Windows: Export/import drivers

[German]If you need to setup Windows or needs to transfer to another machine, the necessary drivers are required. Windows already comes with a set of Microsoft drivers that are installed during setup. The rest of the drivers you obtain from … Continue reading

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PowerShell module for Edge user profile backup/restore

[German]For users who want to easily backup and restore their Edge browser profile data, I have a solution. A PowerShell module that can perform this exact task for the current user. Advertising

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Windows 10: Block/manage Updates with WuMgr (2021)

[German]Users repeatedly ask how updates can be blocked for installation under Windows 10 (Home and Pro). After all, Microsoft has removed this functionality from Windows 10. If there are problems, the updates install themselves again and again, until the problem … Continue reading

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PowerShell Script to uninstall Windows Updates, to fix March 2021 Printing issues

[German]Windows March 2021 updates has caused a mess with printing issues (blue screens, graphic printing issues etc.). German blog reader Andy has written a PowerShell script to uninstall the problematic March 2021 updates in Windows 10 that are causing the … Continue reading

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