Webcast Bonus Content

Configuring LAPS and PDQ

Helpful Links

Microsoft’s LAPS Download: PDQ.com’s, LAPS Integration With PDQ Inventory And PDQ Deploy. LAPS overview LAPS – PowerShell – Setup and examples

Prepping Your Environment For Back To School

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PDQ Deploy – Using Invoke-Command to deploy packages and start schedules
PDQ Deploy – Using psexec to deploy packages
DNS: PDQ Live! : Happy, Healthy DNS – Solving Common DNS Problems  Trust Relationship: https://support.pdq.com/hc/en-us/articles/220532687

PowerShell LIVE: Piping | Object Filtering

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Get-Volume – Disk Space below 90 percent
Opera – Find and destroy the scheduled task

PDQ & A Sysadmin Day edition

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Active Directory – Machine accounts not logged in for 30 days

Preparing Yourself and Your Environment for PowerShell

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PowerShell – Small examples of PowerShell compared with batch
Firefox – Get Installed Addons
Chrome – Get Installed Extensions

Using Encrypted Credentials with PowerShell and PDQ

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SMBv1 Disabling. Pros vs Cons

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PDQ & A May 2017 (Beta)

Helpful Links

WannaCrypt blog post 

WannaCry blog post 

WannaCrypt video 

PDQ Deploy 13 blog post 

Restore Or Move A Database From a Backup Database 

WannaCrypt And Friends: Identify And Mitigate Vulnerabilities 

Identify Computers With SMBv1 Enabled 


The New Central Server in PDQ Deploy 13 (Beta)

Helpful Links Configuring Central Server Migrating Existing database information (packages, etc) to the server database Sharing superceded by the Central Server

How To Install & Uninstall Skype For Business

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Blog posts: Uninstall Skype for Business, Office Customization Tool and Click-to-Run Install Skype for Business with the OCT or Click-to-Run Support articles (read: a much less fun and sparkly version of the blog articles): Install and Uninstall Skype for Business, Office Customization Tool and Click-to-Run Other Bonus Content: Support articles Deploy Office 2016 Using The Microsoft Office Customization Tool Deploy Office 365 PDQ.com Videos: Silently Installing Office 365 Admin Arsenal Live! : Uninstalling Microsoft Office with PDQ Deploy Admin Arsenal Live! : Adding and Removing Microsoft Office Components Configuring and Deploying the Microsoft Office Customization Toolkit Preparing The Office Customization Toolkit For Deployment Deploy the Office Customization Toolkit Remotely From Microsoft: Product IDs that are supported by the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run Office 2016 Deployment Tool Office 2013 Deployment Tool Language Identifiers

Imaging with FOG, Managing with PDQ – February 23, 2017

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Blog: Automating Software Installs for Imaged Computers PowerShell Scripts

Scheduled Tasks and PowerShell – February 2, 2017

Helpful Links

Custom Import Wizard Deep Freeze Blog – What’s New in PDQ Inventory 12

Scheduled Tasks and PowerShell – January 11, 2017

PowerShell Scripts

Task Schedules.ps1 Task Schedules – Modifying XML.ps1

XML Imports

Deployment Package: Create Scheduled Task with PowerShell

PDQ & A – November 17, 2016

Helpful Links

VIDEO: Finding Large Files on Your Network

When and Why? Reports vs. Collections – November 10, 2016

Report-All Old Versions of Firefox

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Why Don’t the Results of My Collection Match My Report? (Or Vice Versa)?

What’s New in PDQ Inventory 11 – November 3, 2016

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What’s New in PDQ Inventory 11 (Blog) Tools Library List Tools Library Requests

PDQ & A – October 20, 2016

Report XML: Out of Date Applications

Real World Applied PowerShell – May 26th, 2016

Helpful Links

Kris’s PowerShell Blogs

Scripts, Code, etc.

Clearing Event Logs
# This will clear a single log
Clear-EventLog -Log Application, System
# This will clear all the logs
Get-EventLog -List | Foreach-Object {Clear-EventLog -Log $_.Log}
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName TelnetClient
Task Schedules
# Create the task
$Name = "My Task Name"
$Description = "This is my fancy description"
$Command = "c:\windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe"
$CommandArguments = "-NoLogo -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -command ""& {Write-Output ""Blahblahblah"";start-sleep -seconds 3}"""
$StartTime = (Get-Date).AddSeconds(5)
$Action = New-ScheduledTaskAction -Execute $Command -Argument $CommandArguments
$Trigger = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -At $StartTime -Once
Register-ScheduledTask -Action $Action -Trigger $Trigger -TaskName $Name -RunLevel Highest
# Delete the task
$Name = "My Task Name"
Unregister-ScheduledTask -TaskName $Name -Confirm:$false
Get-WmiObject Win32_Processor
Get-ItemProperty "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
Removing Temp Files
Get-ChildItem $Env:Temp | Remove-Item -Recurse -Force
# Bonus for removing the temp files from ALL users
Get-ChildItem C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Temp\* | Remove-Item -Recurse -Force -WhatIf

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