Powershell – Force gpupdate on all Domain Computers

Client computers update Group Policies every 90 minutes by default, in a functional and working domain. In this brief article Read More …

Install the PowerShell Active Directory Module

This guide explains how to install the Active Directory (AD) module for PowerShell Core 6.0 and Windows PowerShell. For Windows PowerShell, the document describes how to install the AD module for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016. Read More …

Check DFS Namespaces (DFS-N) Configuration with dfsdiag.exe

DFS-N, as the name implies, is a distributed file system and it involves a number of components running on a set of computers (Active Directory domain controllers, DFS-N namespace servers, SMB file servers, DFS-N clients that are typically Windows clients, but also Linux ones). Read More …

Microsoft SQL Server – TCP Port vs TCP Dynamic Ports

The default instance of SQL Server will listen on port 1433 (unless you’ve changed it to something else). However, by default, named instances will use a dynamic port, and SQL Server Browser will determine which port has been allocated and direct traffic accordingly. Read More …

Powershell – find files larger than a specific size

A common task, especially during the development of specific filesystem tasks in a script, is to find and list all files that are larger than a specific file size in folder (and subfolders); in the following example we will find files larger than 500 MB in the entire C:\ drive. Read More …

SQL Server Management Studio – Exporting CSV

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio is a commonly-used bit of the Microsoft SQL Server installation, and a decent enough tool for browsing, querying and managing the data. Read More …

Powershell – Find and Add DNS Record Permissions

Organizations using Active Directory for their DNS service should take advantage of Windows PowerShell to manage bulk permission changes. This Read More …