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Powershell | Secure Script Passwords

I’ve recently been configuring some more PowerShell scripts to help automate some our tasks within our domain. One thing that always seems to crop up is securing passwords that are required within the script. Like most companies we use a…

MS Edge | Search Results in New Tabs

I recently made the change and decided to move from Google Chrome to Microsoft Edge. I’ve used Chrome for so long as I use to work within a G Suite company but with the constant stream of security vulnerabilities, data…

Azure | Creating a Budget

With many companies wanting to move into the Cloud. Costing and monitoring of costs has become a particular point of interest especially with most services being paid for monthly. Azure like many other providers has its own built-in tool to…

SCCM | Feature Update Download failing error 12002

I recently had an issue where by after a site upgrade our feature deployment just vanished. We updated from SCCM CB 1902 to 1906 and implemented PKI but i started to realise that the compliant percentage was not increasing. After…

Keyboard Shortcut | Snip & Sketch

Starting in Windows 10 1809, the well known Snipping Tool had begun its migration over to its replacement. Snip & Sketch is the new guy in town and accessing it is just as easy as accessing the Snipping Tool. Personally…

Azure | Getting Started

With more and more companies moving towards the cloud, being in the know about cloud technologies is the place to be. I try to keep up to date with technology but Azure isn’t something I’ve been keeping track of. I’ve…

SCCM | Exclude Update from ADR rule

With Microsoft Updates becoming more and more unstable, you can come across an update that you want to exclude from the Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR) so that any time the ADR runs the update will always be ignored. To do…

Windows Update | Cumulative updates rolling back

I’ve recently been struggling to resolve an update issue whereby every cumulative update from February 2019 would download, install, reboot and then revert upon hitting the 95% complete stage. After spending hours and hours looking at logs, we raised a…

Client Security Health

This is one of the few projects I’ve been working on over the last month. This bundle allows you to deploy a Powershell script to gather information regarding your clients. This information includes Bitlocker status, Windows Update details, overall client…

Powershell | Manually backup Bitlocker recovery key to AD

Although backing up the Bitlocker recovery key should be automatic to ensure all keys are accounted for, i have had moment where i needed to back up the key manually. Although it’s a task you shouldn’t need to do very…