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

  • Write to AD Objects

    The WriteData procedure originally was used to update the Description property of computer objects in the Active Directory. The procedure can now update any single-valued property of a given object in the Active Directory.

  • How I use scripting

    I work with two developers, in order to reduce the amount of teasing I decided to modularize all of my code. I have several functions and subroutines that I am fairly proud of and will document their use here. All of the scripts will be freely available in my public Scripts folder.

  • Get Serial

    About 99.9% of the computers we manage are Dell computers. Each Dell computer has a unique service tag that can be used to lookup anything from warranty information to the correct drivers. The serial number is stored in the BIOS and can be changed using a Dell supplied utility.

  • WMI Ping Script

    Most of the computer management scripts run against multiple computers, I usually want to have the script do one task if the computer is available for management or another when it’s not. So I put together a very simple function, WMIPing, that takes advantage of the Err object.

  • Get MAC Address

    In managing our IP space we rely heavily on the MAC address of a computer. This seems to be slightly backwards of how most people manage their IP space, but we consider the IP to be a property of the MAC, and the MAC itself represents the computer.