Good day and a Merry Christmas to everyone!
Lately there have been a good few holidays so not enough time to keep the flow of content high. I have a bigger script regarding automating Veeam Restores, and the testing of it, in the pipeline so better get ready for that one in 2020.
Today there will only be a very quick and basic one. How can we use CMD to remotely/GPO-wise turn off “Fast Start-up”?
It has been a while, but more posts will come soon.
For now, an easier one that has more informational value than any actual use.
Ever felt like you wanted to know how old the workstation is of a customer? Or how long that old physical server has been standing there?
Now you might be able to figure that out using Powershell.
A small one this time. Whether it is Azure servers, customer servers or workstations ... there can be many reasons why a device can not be running 24/7 and reboots need to happen.
As an example, Azure servers that have been set to turn off after work hours and turn on in the morning. To realize this, you must have set rules or other automation tools to have it shut down and start up again. However, can you trust on it always working? Maybe the server has been online for the last few weeks without you noticing!
The script below checks how long a device has been active for and executes actions depending on the result.
And another good day!
Lately I have been dabbling around with ESET Antivirus on workstations and servers while managing it through ESMC.
ESET Antivirus has a ESET Firewall function, however due to a lot of customers having very specific rules and exceptions within their Windows Firewalls i turned that off for workstations. The fact also is that a lot of times, Antivirus firewalls either overtake or conflict with the Windows Firewall (Previous experiences with Kaspersky's Firewall).
This luckily is very easy as it is simply turning 1 option off in the workstation policy.
Patrick Berger AKA Powershellder.
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