Microsoft Windows

December 17, 2019

Windows AD GPP cpassword Exposure

Below I’ll show you how easy it is to get the cpassword.  There are environments where this password could be used for all local admin accounts […]
November 25, 2019

Windows Wireless Profile Commands

There may be times where you need to add/remove wireless profiles from the CLI.
November 6, 2019

Network Speed and Throughput Issues – Some Things to Look For

I wrote a post about using iperf, a tool to test network speed and throughput. I just want to quickly go over some things that could […]
July 5, 2019

Microsoft Windows Net Use Command

Sometimes people forget that you don’t need to use a drive letter when using the “net use” command. Also it’s good to use the command below […]
July 1, 2019

CTRL+ALT+DEL in a RDP Session

If for some reason you need a user that’s RDP’ed into a Server or Workstation to do a CTRL+ALT+DEL, here are two ways to accomplish that.
May 23, 2019

AD Replication Internally vs Site-to-Site

I’m focusing more on DNS updates. Below is how long a DNS record will update (new record or updated record). Some people think it’s instant but […]
May 21, 2019

Windows NIC Teaming Basics

I’m writing this post because you’ll walk into environments and the NIC Teaming is not setup correctly.
February 26, 2019

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with Multiple IPs Assigned to a Single Interface

First, I try to avoid this whenever possible. I don’t like the idea of having multiple IP’s on one NIC interface. But there are environments that […]
January 25, 2019

Windows Display Protocol and Ethernet Statistics

There are 4 commands that are useful: netstat -s netstat -e netsh interface ipv4 show ipstats netsh interface ipv4 show tcpstats   Protocol Statistics with “netstat […]
January 17, 2019

Finding your Public IP Address without a browser

There are times you need to find what your public IP Address especially when doing firewall work. There are environments where a browser is not accessible […]
October 10, 2018

Palo Alto – Security Event IDS from Active Directory Used with User-ID Agent

June 18, 2018

Powershell – Dump all AD Email Addresses

Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties DisplayName, EmailAddress, Title | select DisplayName, EmailAddress, Title | Export-CSV "C:\Scripts\Email_Addresses.csv"
June 18, 2018

Powershell – Get Domain Admins

Get-ADGroupMember "Domain ADmins" | Get-AdUser -Property LastLogonDate | select name,distinguishedName,LastLogonDate
June 18, 2018

Powershell – Find Active XP, 2000, 2003 devices in the Domain

These scripts are an easy way to see if there are any older Windows devices in your domain. You can easily change them to look for […]
June 18, 2018

Powershell – Find AD Active Users Password Expirations

Find Active Users with PW Expires Date/Time: Import-Module ActiveDirectory Get-ADUser -SearchBase "DC=cordero,DC=me" -filter {Enabled -eq $True -and PasswordNeverExpires -eq $False} -Properties "SamAccountName","msDS-UserPasswordExpiryTimeComputed" | Select-Object -Property "SamAccountName", […]