Welcome to the site, my name is Jeff and I have been working in the IT field since the early 90's. Most of what I post here is related to work that I do for the various companies that I have worked for over the years. Please feel free to look around ask questions or post comments (if available).

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Recent Posts

  • SCOM 2007 R2 and Get-Event

    For whatever reason I’ve not been able to find what I’ve been looking for regarding this cmdlet. Namely a decent example of it’s use with regards to the –Criteria parameter. For better or worse I have several event collectors setup and it would be nice to ask SCOM for a list of specific events. Normally you would think that would be simple, and perhaps for some it is, but for me I was having some issues, that is until yesterday.

  • DPM 2010 console crashes when pushing an agent install

    This is a new one for me, I’ve been running DPM for quite a while now and I’ve not seen this behavior. In a recent staff meeting it came up that the DPM server was having some RPC issues, so since I’m jonesing for stuff to do I said I wouldn’t mind taking a look at it.

  • Managing Hotfixes Centrally

    Historically I’ve not paid much attention to hotfixes or patches, but lately I’ve decided that I need to change that aspect of my management. I used to create a folder on the server that had the problem, copy the patch down and then apply it. As I become responsible for more and more servers, I decided that I needed a slightly better way to handle that. Also, since I tend to do pretty much anything in PowerShell I figured I needed to write some functions to do it for me. The result was the QfeLibrary.ps1, it contains several functions that can be used to help you manage your hotfixes.

  • Powershell forensic use

    This is just a collection of links, most from the scripting guy about how to use PowerShell in forensic analysis of a computer system. I culled some of these together for the security group I belong to on campus, and before I lose them I thought I would drop them here.

  • Printing from a Scheduled Task as a different user

    It does sound a bit odd, but I’m in the process of moving all the regular monitoring I do to scheduled tasks, and this particular one caused me headaches all afternoon.