Microsoft Defender antivirus is included in every Windows OS and there are many components and options available to manage, protect and monitor endpoints.
I was not surprised a few months ago when I needed to implement a monitoring check for Nagios that there was a dedicated PowerShell module that did exactly what I needed. Continue reading “Microsoft Defender PowerShell module and Nagios”
The first quarter of 2020 changed our personal and professional life in a lot of ways. I’ve read a lot of articles around the trends of adoption of cloud services and all software that should facilitate the challenge of enabling in every country the same practices and processes of working remotely.
During the last couple of months, I’ve received from small-medium businesses owners and IT professionals the same question how to transition smoothly and quickly. Working in the operations field for mid-large organisations it required me to step back from the most obvious and structured approaches and be more flexible and down-to-earth.
Continue reading “Working Remotely – Different solutions for Small Businesses with Powershell and SSH Tunnels”
Active Directory is such an important service that in most organisations after being implemented becomes essential and at the same time suddenly transparent to the end-user.
In my humble opinion even nowadays learning the fundamentals of Active Directory is very important for most support / technical roles and it will be a valuable skill for at least another decade, cloud technologies, for instance, will not make those skills disappear overnight.
Regardless of the size of the organisation who needs to support the end-user needs to understand well how it works or know how to solve the most common issues, in this article we will touch again of a very simple problem to investigate such the AD Account Lockout.
Continue reading “Active Directory User Account Lockout Troubleshooting”
Like any other application installed on Windows whenever we need to investigate and troubleshoot some issues event viewer and IIS logs (for web applications) are the first place to start.
But where developers and operations, in general, work together is when the cause is not obvious and for important application such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM is required to enable its tracing logs. Continue reading “How To Enable MS CRM Tracing with PowerShell”