Query Defender for Endpoint: Part 2

Defender for Endpoint making a Client Secret to access Data, can sometimes be useful if properly controlled.

Query Defender ATP for Vulnerabilities: Part 1

Vulnerability Management is HARD Understanding patch compliance is mission critical task for all organizations regardless of their size or affiliation. What a lot of organizations struggle with is the different between vulnerabilities and patch compliance. As a result a lot of companies end up buying expensive third party tools to scan their environment for vulnerabilities, ...

ToDo with Siri

It’s just after the first of the year, and I’m sure those New Years resolutions are still burning in the background of everyone’s heads. What better way to accomplish those resolutions than using the tools we have available to us! Well, I tried to use Microsoft ToDo last year. I really did. I found whenever ...

Mr. Shiba What Time is it? – Get time remotely.

If you’ve ever worked in a large distributed environment you’ve likely experienced time issues. Maybe it’s not even so much an issue as you just want to know where the heck in the world a machine is. Especially in the current state of the world where almost every other day I wake up and go ...

Rural Internet in the USA

This blog post has been a long time coming. I feel an obligation here to inform any regular readers I have if you are expecting a technology post, this isn’t it. One additional warning, this post will get a little bit into my personal life story. Some important history To understand how I ended up ...

Find Direct Membership Collections

Direct Membership rules are frequently a topic for debate due to performance, and other challenges. However, if you work in an environment where you share Configuration Manager with several other admins you might not know just how many collections you have with direct memberships, or where they are. SQL Query SQL, something most configuration admins ...

MEMCM – Community Hub Getting Started

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! In response to this little feedback feature from one Steven Owen – now an employee at Microsoft: https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492/suggestions/20509528 Microsoft has added the long awaited community hub and now it’s more than just the documentation! In fact you’ll soon be able to submit your own features to it! ...

Finding OUs with Workstations – Powershell performance is weird

I was recently asked to implement LAPS for a customer. Nothing unusual there. This particular environment was new to me which meant it was time to investigate their OU structure. Why does OU structure matter? When implementing laps there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you need to extend the schema. Then ...

Discord Tips and Tricks

With social distancing people are looking for reliable and simple way to connect with friends and family. For many the “gaming” platform Discord has become their way to connect. Discord while incredibly easy to set up, especially compared to its former competitors Ventrillo and Teamspeak, is not always intuitive for first time users. Now, as ...

PowerShell Copy To Clipboard

Sometimes copy paste is just really hard. If you’ve ever found yourself working through multiple RDP sessions you’ve probably attempted to copy or paste something in a PowerShell session only to have it fail horribly. Maybe you’ve been trying to look at some returned data only to have it output in some weird list. CLIP ...

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