Field Notes: Error when changing DNS replication scope

Introduction Way back when your AD integrated DNS zone data lived inside of the naming context in AD (next to your users and computers) you could protect it from accidental deletion just like any other object. But this can cause a problem years later when you want to move these zones to their own application … Continue reading Field Notes: Error when changing DNS replication scope

New Updates for Windows Virtual Desktop including Admin Portal

In order to help remote workers efficiently, I would like to share with you latest updates that WVD Team have made to manage Windows Virtual Desktop Service in Azure. Windows Virtual Desktop Admin PortalĀ  now in Public Preview. Windows Virtual Desktop Service has been expanded to additional locations Additional Security capabilities More ... Windows Virtual … Continue reading New Updates for Windows Virtual Desktop including Admin Portal

Intune: Export Policies for Comparison

Hey everyone, Theron (aka T-) here, Senior Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS), deeply involved in a current project to configure Intune for a customer's use. As with many of your customers, mine found themselves in a situation where they needed to get a secure 'remote' working solution in place quickly due to the COVID-19 … Continue reading Intune: Export Policies for Comparison

Side-Channel Attack Mitigation via GPO (Group Policy Objects)

What is the side-channel attack we need to be aware of? The main side-channel attack we refer to in IT are more specifically the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Both of these leveraged a cache-based vulnerability in modern-day CPU's. There have been numerous vulnerabilities linked to the same core-issue but they are treated as individual CVE's and as such have … Continue reading Side-Channel Attack Mitigation via GPO (Group Policy Objects)

Troubleshooting Invisible / Hidden Characters in your PowerShell Code…

Recently I was helping a colleague with a PowerShell script, things were going great until we ran the code and nothing was outputting. Now this wouldn't normally be a problem but we knew there should be output. So we started troubleshooting our code... For this blog I'm going to use some really basic examples but … Continue reading Troubleshooting Invisible / Hidden Characters in your PowerShell Code…

Hyper-V On-The-Go – Reclaiming Drive Space

Continuing in our "Boldly Going" series I wanted to touch on a minor issue I've had when working with certain Hyper-V features. One of those endearing features/qualities is found when you want to delete a VM. Try this out in your environment on an expendable VM. Open your Hyper-V console, select the VM and choose … Continue reading Hyper-V On-The-Go – Reclaiming Drive Space

Powershell – “Search and Count All File Extensions on Multiple Machines using Powershell”

The Issue Recently I was at a customer that had a very strange and specific requirement. They wanted to query All File Type Extensions with a count on all machines in the environment. This was an environment with 30 000+ machines and they wanted it to run quickly and once off. The Investigation System Center … Continue reading Powershell – “Search and Count All File Extensions on Multiple Machines using Powershell”