Using PowerShell to Clean Up Sophos Temp Files

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Recently I’ve encountered a strange issue that affected one Windows workstation with Sophos AV (Endpoint) software installed.  Sometimes this software creates some temporary files with ‘$$$’ extension and apparently it never removes them.

I thought that the process of analysis and implementing a solution for this edge case was perfect for an article and it is applicable to many similar situations when scripting is required to collect information or mitigate.

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Base64 Encoding with Powershell and .NET Framework

Base64 Encoding with Powershell and .NET Framework

Today I’ve answered a question in one of my blog articles on SendGrid API and PowerShell on how to add attachments to an email when using the API.
The official documentation is pretty clear if you want to pass a text or binary file as an attachment the SendGrid API is requiring a couple of strings: filename and content in base64,  but in case anybody finds a roadblock here this article it may help you. Continue reading “Base64 Encoding with Powershell and .NET Framework”

Working Remotely – Different solutions for Small Businesses with Powershell and SSH Tunnels

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.

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Monitoring the Network Load with Powershell

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Monitoring is an important activity in IT operations, it’s essential for correlating the state of all the moving parts of our systems and applications and create a big picture of the health of the whole environment.  Before going down the rabbit hole of complicated monitoring tools and techniques let’s start with define a that monitoring can be subjective and on a case-by-case can be very basic or detailed and can let you choose a specific tool or strategy. There is no one-size-fits-all. This week I needed to implement a custom check to monitor the network load/usage on any Windows OS and instead of looking for a third-party tool and deploying maybe another agent on servers I wrote a Powershell script to perform this activity.

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