Category: Tips

DSC – Our New Overlord – Series Introduction

One of the biggest problems I have is to try and convince people that adopting new methods and setting up the infrastructure to automate things and make things easier in the long run and is an all-round money saver. What would you rather do, spend hours deploying a server, or click a couple buttons and puff, the server is cloned… Read more →

PowerShell GPO Transex….transcripts!

I love PowerShell – I have a blog about PowerShell!  I not been doing much cause of different projects and things in life drawing me away for a couple of month! So once again sorry about the Gap, but my Daughter Ava is worth it! I got asked a question today, which lead me right to my PowerShell prompt! “Grumpy… Read more →

Win 10 Notification Toasting for your daily bread!

Grumpy Admin here, is it the weekend yet? I wish… Over the last few days I’ve been doing some work for a mate. Nothing exciting but it has been keeping me out of trouble and away from doing actual work! Cause doing what I’m paid to do just isn’t the British way of working! The plus side of doing a… Read more →

Remote Monster Mass Adapter DNS Server updates

Wow – There is something in the air today! For the second time, the boss has asked me a question and it wasn’t would I like more coffee.  He asked me if there was an easy way of changing all the secondary DNS server of all the computers in the network without having to login to each machine! BINGO! Our… Read more →

A POSH EWS Calendar

Grumpy Admin here – as we know Grumpy admin isn’t one to not accept a challenge – Where it is legal and sensible.  The challenge of introducing my ex-wife to an industrial sized wood chipper was sadly rejected after a long hard consultation! I can’t create or enter a pssession from jail! Grumpy Admin has been doing some work for… Read more →

The LS Thumping

Hello People, Grumpy Admin – The boss asked me a question and it was one of them simple things that make you want to go ninja and take an axe to the server room and perform some quality BOFH murder on people!  You won’t like Grump Admin when he is tried and has a lack of coffee in the morning!… Read more →

$Env:headache

Grumpy Admin here – with a sore head from banging the desk too much I might add! First I strongly admire that PowerShell is making inroads here in the office, and is slowly becoming used more and more :). It is the future, we been saying it, I been laughed at and slowly they are coming around to my PowerShell… Read more →

Windows Powershell ELK Log Wash!

The TLDR Grumpy Admin, plays around in PowerShell trying to send Historic Windows Events to his ELK stack and when he gets frustrated that it’s not exactly working, he googles and lifts someone else’s code off GitHub to make it work – ergo happy Grumpy Admin! Main Post Grumpy Admin here, I was asked to implement a logging system –… Read more →

A big hi 5.0 to Powershell

It’s has been a little while since I have blogged – Not only has it been bugging me and making me Grumpy, it been bugging my girlfriend as I keep saying “I wanna blog…. instead of looking after the kids etc”…. Well I guess it is a good thing that Grumpy Admin has been busy as it means, Grumpy Admin… Read more →

Select * from … wait… i’m not a dba!

Doesn’t it make you grumpy when you sat in front of terminal and there someone asks you what a certain acronym in IT is… for example… Grumpy Admin what does SCSI actually mean…. I am actually quite a bit of a geek when it comes to IT acronyms and I normally fire off a reply with such authority that they… Read more →