Sometimes you need to convert a Windows SID (security identifier) to an username, or vice versa (an username to an SID). In this post I show you a couple of methods to translate the one into the other. One is using VBScript and one is using PowerShell.
Use PowerShell to install SSL certificate in Windows Server and change its FriendlyName property. As a bonus, I show you how to verify a certificate’s Common Name (Subject) and Subject Alternative Name (SAN) using certutil.exe and PowerShell Get-PfxCertificate.
In this post I show you how you can use PowerShell to install Windows Updates. Quickly and silently. This makes the use of PSWindowsUpdate module perfect for your day to day automation. The module even supports scheduling (on remote computers too!), it has the ability to search WSUS and Windows Update for updates, scheduling and performing the download and installation of updates.
In this post I showed you how you can turn Windows 11 and Windows 10 with WSL into a fully fledged development environment. Here are the settings and tools I use for DevOps/SysOps on Windows. It may take some getting used to, but if you’re as shortcut-Ninja as I’m (I alt-tab, ctrl-c/ctrl-v a lot), you can work pretty fast in this set up.
Use Zabbix to monitor your web application and application pool’s .NET CLR Garbage Collected heap by utilizing WMI and PowerShell.
Find out fast if your IIS webservers have EnableTrailerSupport enabled for https.sys. Here is a small PowerShell method to check the Windows registry.
Add VirtIO drivers to your Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to recover your Windows virtual machine after a hard crash. Learn to customize your Windows System Restore and rescue Windows like a pro!
Configure SSH public key authentication for Windows Server in Active Directory (AD). In this article I’ll explain how to store and get your SSH public keys from Windows Server Active Directory user property.
Here is a short PowerShell snippet for you to remove a computer object from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).