Category: Windows Admin

Windows Admin

Chrome Posh-it Behind the Password Dump Door!

Grumpy Admin is lazy, we all know he is lazy – no one more than his partner! So like a large portion of the internet world Grumpy Admin uses Chrome and uses the save password options in chrome. Yes I agree that perhaps I should use lastpast or something else… but did I mention I am lazy! But security is… Read more →

A bit like Lego – MS Nano Server Build Tool

Hey People, Its grumpy admin here! OMG – so tired, lots of things have been happening and going on in my world – My CISSP endorsement came through, so now apparently I’m a cyber-security professional… never mind… it feels good to be part of club! ha ha ha not really, we all know it’s a HRFirewall bypass qualification really, but… Read more →

File Copy over Session improvements! :)

Grumpy Admin here (again), Doesn’t it make you grumpy, that you write a blog post, then directly after you publish it you actually find a better way of doing something you mention in the blog post. Well we all learn stuff don’t we… Finding a better way of doing stuff is what this always about! Little did I know that… Read more →

Nano Nano Join Domain you will!

Good News, UPDATED: check https://hazzy.techanarchy.net/nano/file-copy-session-improvements/ for a better method of sending the nano01 djoin file to the nano server! 🙂 Grumpy Admin passed his CISSP exam, bad news, I have to wait to see if I get endorsed and welcome to become a CISSP! Fingers crossed, or my boss won’t be too happy! Now back to the real world of being… Read more →

Tiny IIS – well Some Win2016 Nano Action!

Grumpy Admin here! It’s one of the simple things in life in IT operations, as most applications are now “web apps” or require websites for things! I often get asked to quickly deploy an IIS web server, and copy a static html files for it, or install something or other blab la bla… you know the score and  there a… Read more →

The Advanced Installer MSI Soup!

Grumpy Admin is Grumpy! We have a very tight IT ship internally, no thanks to me – I recently did a win10 client deployment and locked my users down, so they can’t just install any old stuff they want on the laptops.  Limited to an approved list of software. Software that wasn’t on the base image, is pushed out via… Read more →

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 →