Category: Windows

Windows

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 →

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 →

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 →