Author: Kris

“I love spending twice as long and working twice as hard to get half as much done!” – Nobody ever. Everybody loves shortcuts and time savers. I think this goes twofold for the aggravation that comes with managing computers. Enter PowerShell! Though there are many great scripting languages out there, we’re going to spend our […]

Intel recently fixed a vulnerability with the Intel Processor Identification Utility (advisory here).   You may not think this software is on your network, but are you certain? With PDQ Inventory you can be certain! Find all installs of Intel Processor Identification Utility with PDQ Inventory Let’s scan for all applications installed on all our […]

This blog is a follow-up to a recent blog I published about importing Product Keys into PDQ Inventory with SQLite and PowerShell. (If you are looking for that blog – go here) Something I didn’t touch on in the other blog was concerning possible performance hurdles that you may run into when playing around with […]

Once upon a time, I was asked how to go about bulk importing product keys into PDQ Inventory during a webcast. Easy peasy, I thought, as I babbled on for a bit until I realized that I could write a blog instead. So voila! Blog! Preparation (and deep breaths) First and foremost, this functionality already […]

If you or anybody you know uses ASUS notebooks, you might want to check the tech news (if you haven’t already). Your machines may have been host to malicious updates that were passed via ASUS’s Live Update software in a massive supply chain attack. Kaspersky Labs recently published an article for something that they are […]

A host by any other name still smells as sweet. Now that I’ve thoroughly confused myself, I’ll move on to an oft-confusing topic for many users of PowerShell; PowerShell Hosts. Over the years, I’ve seen a few posts on this topic. One of my favorites by Don Jones tries to help people understand how PowerShell works. […]

I recently did a blog post about the various PowerShell profiles. It was super thrilling. But, it left me wondering about the order in which the profiles are going to load. I realized that was the one thing that I didn’t cover, verifying the Powershell profile load order and changing the order to which they […]

Want to make sure your colors and font are always the same? Want to make sure you always load a specific PowerShell module? Want a nice little message each time you load PowerShell? PowerShell profiles are the answer! What are PowerShell Profiles? Simply put, a PowerShell profile is a script that runs when I load […]

Have you ever grown tired of looking at the different colors of the PowerShell console? Have you ever thought to change your PowerShell console colors? I have dabbled and changed them up a bit myself, but there some things to keep in mind. At the PowerShell and DevOPs Summit earlier this year Don Jones (PowerShell MVP) […]