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 Grumpy Update

Grumpy admin – has been very very lazy and hasn’t done any blogging in a few months, so I thought I would write a quick note to say that I am still alive and hope to return after the XMAS holidays with lots more energy and blog posts. While I have been lazy on the blog posting, I been actually… 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 →

The Windows Activation Rain Coat (MAK)

Grumpy Admin here – With another exciting tip – Today I was asked a very interesting question – I thought I would share it with you guys. I was asked – “How many activations does a particular Windows MAK key have available”. This was something I was able to instantly say – Yes I know a way of doing that,… Read more →

There is a cmdlet for that!

Grumpy Admin here – been in work 20 mins, half a cup of coffee and I nearly throw it over someone when I saw what they were trying to do… It bad form, and perhaps a bit rude but with only a few mouthfuls of coffee I had to interrupt and educate this guy! They wanted to get a list… Read more →

Windows Reliability – Yeah Right…

Morning, Grumpy Admin here – Yesterday I took a break from my boring documentation and other project work – Hence not many blog posts as well I have to actual earn a living, blogging doesn’t really pay the bills as much as I enjoy sharing with you guys. Well I decided to take a break when I was asked a… Read more →

Password1! are you kidding me!!! mimikatz do your thing!

Grumpy Admin Here, you know when someone says something, and you like… are you serious… typically they say these things out of lack of understanding. So here is a very very quick blog to start the day off!!! Maybe I was just grumpy and tired… but when I was told… just use” Password1”! as an service account password for a… Read more →

Posh “lookup” on DNS management

Grumpy Admin, was asked today to just do one of them simple management tasks in a domain that you don’t think nothing of. Add an A record to a DNS zone. Been doing this for years, so quite simple, you just load up the DNS management tool on the Server. Find the correct zone, ‘right click add new record’. Enter… Read more →

The RegEx Headache!

Grumpy Admin Here – I am still facing an uphill battle at the moment, the urge to slap certain people or push them down a lift shaft followed by petrol and a match is getting increasingly hard to resist. Enough about my ex-wife! The same can be said about certain people and their PowerShell. No PowerShell is bad PowerShell, it… Read more →