Tag Archives: Powershell

Sysinternals Sysmon – monitoring your system and handling the output

I’ve been excited about the long past announcement (Aug 2014) of a new utility from Sysinternals – Sysmon! System Monitor (Sysmon) is a Windows system service and device driver that, once installed on a system, remains resident across system reboots to monitor and log system activity to the Windows event log. It provides detailed information… Read More »

PowerShell – Track AD user account lockout

Had a situation when I needed to track if there is pattern to Active Directory account lockouts, a script that just does that and can be configured as a scheduled task. Essentially it’s pretty straightforward, the only concern was that the built-in PowerShell cmdlet of Export-CSV has no append support, so I had to find… Read More »

Powershell backup from FTP

While most of the posts on the internet are describing how to backup a file to FTP, I’ve actually spent some time doing the opposite. With large amounts of cloud storage providers (OneDrive?) there’s really not much point to backup files to your website (FTP) hosting, at least for personal use. And as for enterprises… Read More »

It’s the little things

It’s the little things. Recently I’ve been using a utility (think telnet.exe or ftp.exe) that has a lot of command-line parameters and some of them return too much data to be correctly viewable, my workaround included writing all commands inside a text file, passing them to the executable and writing the executable output to a… Read More »