Start a stopped service on multiple devices using Powershell

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Following on from our recent guide about restarting a service on multiple devices, we were also asked about starting a stopped service using a similar method. This is pretty simple and can be carried out in almost exactly the same way. Powershell Script So to carry this out, you should create a txt file with … Read more

Restart a service on multiple devices using Powershell

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We recently had a requirement to restart a single service on multiple devices across a single network. At first, it was going to be the job of the helpdesk to logon to each device and manually restart this service. However, as usual, there is always a way of using Powershell to speed up such tasks. … Read more

SCCM – Create user collections based on Active Directory department attribute with Powershell

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We recently built a new Configuration Manager system for a client who wanted user collections for all departments and companies within their corporate group. We were going to set these up manually which is a fairly simple, but time consuming, job to do. But this was a time restricted installation so we had a quick … Read more

Enable Windows Remote Desktop Protocol and Set Firewall Rules using PowerShell

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If you are using Windows Server 2012 or newer, or if you are just using Windows Server Core, then this Powershell script will help you out by enabling Remote Desktop and setting the correct firewall inbound rules. Simply open up an elevated Powershell command box, or use Powershell ISE and use the two scripts below, … Read more

SCSM – Deleting Individual Items

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When using System Center Service Manager (SCSM) you can sometimes end up with Incidents, Change Management items or Service Requests that need to be deleted individually. You an carry this out by using a combination of SMLets and PowerShell. INSTRUCTIONS The first thing you will need to do is to download and install SMLets on your … Read more

WSUS – Cleanup using Powershell with email notification output

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lntroduction If you are using WSUS in your environment, you may want to run a scheduled task to cleanup old updates and compress some of the larger updates to free up space on your server. A good way of doing this is to run a Powershell script which will take care of all your cleanup … Read more

Use Powershell to download the latest offline definition updates for Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 and Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

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This post will show you how to download the latest anti-malware definition updates for Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 and Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection using Powershell commands. Step by Step Guide Windows x86 (32-bit) To download the definition updates files for 32-bit (x86-based) versions of Windows, run the following … Read more

SCCM Distribution Point Pre-Requisite Powershell Script

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If you are setting up some distribution points for Configuration Manager (SCCM) then you will need to ensure that you have all the correct server features installed and also the correct firewall ports opened. To do this, we have created a quick PowerShell script to carry this all out for us. To download this script … Read more