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  • Chris 11:49 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: HP, Humor, R2D2   

    What if HP Made an R2D2 Unit ? 

    Happy Holidays !


  • Chris 10:08 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: AD CMDLETS, , Quest AD CMDLETS   

    AD Cmdlets 1.3 from Quest RTM’ed 

    If you have not used Quests AD Cmdlets your missing out on a real treat . Head over to Dmitry’s blog for more information . You will not be disappointed.


    They are free and feature rich 🙂





  • Chris 6:04 pm on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Holidays, Thanksgiving   

    Happy Thanksgiving! 

    Its that time of the year again . Time to reflect and give thanks . I hope everyone has a great ,happy and safe thanksgiving .



  • Chris 7:23 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Studying for my VCP4 exam

  • Chris 7:22 pm on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: serverfault, stackoverflow   

    Good to have websites! 

    I was listening to the latest powerscripting podcast here .  They had Jeff Atwood the mastermind behind stackoverflow.com and Serverfault.com. Very nice sites if your searching for technical info or have a question . Great sites to post your question and have high visibility.




  • Chris 11:53 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Get-content, netlogon.log,   

    Creating a Unix like tail with Get-content 

    Wow I haven’t written a blog in a long time ….

    Hi everyone hope you’re doing well . A very short blog about the Get-Content cmdlet . Get-content has a very nice parameter called -wait . I have been using this for example to find users that lock out there AD accounts frequently and don’t know why they are getting locked out . The netlogon.log captures this info (If your DC is set up for debugging this info ) so it makes it easy to catch these lockouts . What -wait does is monitor the log file or text file so that anything added to it it will display . If you pipe that to a regex statement you can narrow down your search and pinpoint what you’re looking for … So for example if Bob.Roberts is locking out is account and doesn’t know why you can do this :

    gc \\DcName\c$\Windows\debug\netlogon.log -wait | ? {$_ -match "Bob.Roberts"}

    So now any entries that contain Bob.Roberts will be displayed and if not it will just sit there and wait and monitor the log . A great way to just put the powershell window to the side and do other things will waiting for results 🙂 .

    Hope you like this tip 🙂


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