22 October, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

Introduction to PowerShell

In this short PowerShell introduction, I’ll explain what PowerShell is and what it was created for, as well as provide a list of useful resources that can help you learning PowerShell scripting and make your working life easier. Windows PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell created to...
18 April, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

How to Manage File System ACLs with PowerShell Scripts

Many organizations with a Microsoft Windows environment rely on NTFS as the main file system for their storage devices that contain sensitive data. It is the easiest way for users to work with files. In order to implement a least-privilege model, which is a best practice for system security, IT...
20 February, 2017 | Larry Glusman

Pro Tip: How to Copy Files from One Server to Another

Copying files from one server to another is a fairly frequent task that system administrators face. As with most things in IT, there are many ways to accomplish this task.  The method you choose will depend on your situation and your personal preferences.  The information below assumes that both...
13 November, 2014 | Richard Muniz

How to Steal a Virtual Machine in Three Easy Steps

This last week, a thread in Spiceworks discussed a rogue sys admin that had come back to haunt this company. I read through the different threads and one in particular jumped out at me: “You people sound like a bunch of cops. Don’t you trust anyone? In order to trust someone, you must be...
7 May, 2014 | Richard Muniz

Will the Guilty Party Please Stand Up!

Today we are going to talk about finding “lost” files with File Server auditing. But first, how many of you are aware that users have a lot in common with a five year old? Now, before I start getting hate mail, before folks start driving by my house and shooting at it (warning, I shoot back)...
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