Check Windows Services statuses using Powershell

PowerShell is a great and essential “scripting” (the scripting is just one of the many things this language can do) tool. It not only helps save you time, it also provides greater flexibility to execute repeated tasks manually or via scheduled tasks. Almost all Windows roles and features ship with PowerShell cmdlets. Once of the most common tasks, specially on server machines, is to check regularly the status of a specific service. Read More …

Take Files/Folders Ownership (Microsoft Windows)

Many organizations with a Microsoft Windows environment rely on NTFS as the main file system for their storage devices that contain sensitive data. It is the easiest way for users to work with files. In order to implement a least-privilege model, which is a best practice for system security, IT security specialists and system administrators configure NTFS access control lists (ACLs) by adding access control entries (ACEs) on NTFS file servers. Read More …

Active Directory – Check Which Domain Controller your Machine is Getting Authenticated

If you have multiple domain controllers in your environment and you want to check with domain controller is authenticating your Read More …

Windows 7 – Windows Server 2008 – Skip the KB4480970 Update (Bug)

The Windows 7 KB4480970 is one of those updates that will bring a lot of pain on multiple Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (and probably 2008 R2) systems. This is the first Patch Tuesday of 2019 and is all about security. Read More …