[decimal] conversion has some unexpected behavior depending on culture settings

I ran into an issue where I had to convert a string value to decimal, to run a switch case on it. Once the systemlocale setting was set to en-US, there were no issues with the script, but when set to nl-NL (or any other country that uses a comma as seperator), it didn't work … Continue reading [decimal] conversion has some unexpected behavior depending on culture settings

SetAccessRule fails “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.”

I tried to change the access rights for a path and a file. But it gave me an error. Exception calling "SetAccessRule" with "1" argument(s): "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed. The scripts I've used, were definitely working before, so the issue wasn't with the script. I used these scripts, … Continue reading SetAccessRule fails “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.”

Passing user credentials to a remote computer

I needed to do a remote installation on a server of software that is located on a share. I wanted to achieve this through a PSSession (from my management server), but I ran into the problem that the share wasn't accessible from the PSSession. As explained in this Microsoft article, the Enable-WSManCredSSP cmdlet enables CredSSP authentication on … Continue reading Passing user credentials to a remote computer

Register DLL or OCX file(s) & check results

I needed to register serveral OCX files and wanted to be able to check if the result was succesfull, so my automation script could continue. I found out that HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT didn't exist as a PS drive, thus it needed to be created (thank you Lior Elia for your blog post on this subject). Normally this … Continue reading Register DLL or OCX file(s) & check results

Check user credentials and set auto logon

I had several requests from the developers at our company, to enable auto logon for various servers. I knew this was possible through regedit (as explained in this Microsoft support article) Though, sometimes it needed to be done on (test) servers which reside on a domain and sometimes it needed to be done one (stand-alone) … Continue reading Check user credentials and set auto logon

How to get all remote logged on users

I wanted a simple way to get all (remote) logged on (and disconnected) users on all servers in my domain. This way it's easier for me to see if there are any disconnected sessions still open. In my case I've entered them into a SQL database, but for the example on this blog, I will … Continue reading How to get all remote logged on users

Find text (string) in text file(s)

If you want to find a certain text (string) in a text file or multiple text files, the quickest way to do so, is by using the select-string option. First you'd need to get a list of the files you want to search trough: $FileList = Get-ChildItem -Path "D:\temp\" or you can use it on … Continue reading Find text (string) in text file(s)

Writing to a SQL database

Last week I needed to store information in a SQL database, so I can share certain user account information with a select group of users in the helpdesk department, but they shouldn't have access to the AD itself. So I decided that a SQL database was the way to go and I can create a … Continue reading Writing to a SQL database

Stop/Restart/Pause OneDrive for business

I had an issue with OneDrive for business, which I need to use to be able to sync a SharePoint folder to my local machine. On this machine I like to do some auto cleanup with my MoveOldFiles script (a script that moves all files in certain folders to sub folders in the format yyyy\MM, … Continue reading Stop/Restart/Pause OneDrive for business