PowerShell Patch Tuesday

Submitted by sepeck on Tue, 10/11/2016 - 13:06

Automation and patch Tuesday is a pain.  Do you run a script and hard code it for the year?  Do you change the date every month?  Which is what I am doing now with System Center Orchestrator.  Manually updating automation timing is fraught with error, forgetting, selecting the wrong date, etc.  I found an really cool way to determine a given months patch Tuesday based on finding the week the 12th fell in and adapted it.

Family Support Plan Rules

Submitted by sepeck on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 21:49

Updated since the Windows 10 launch

Like anyone who works with computers and has friends and family I get asked to do friends and family support. One thing I've learned is that even this type of support needs rules or you end up spending way too much time that isn't valued. I like my friends and family but not enough to support any of their bad habits at my expense (time). By establishing some basic rules, people pay attention. Here are my rules.

PowerShell-Windows.Forms RDP Launcher

Submitted by sepeck on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 19:57


In a given environment there can be many short term solutions that over time grow into long term headaches. We have a situation where we need to provide access to RDP sessions through Citrix. The original solution by previous admins was to create a custom RDP icon configured to the server in question and publish it in Citrix. This resulted in a rather 'busy' screen in Citrix and intermittant update issue.