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Azure EndPoint Policy Manager
Jun08

Azure EndPoint Policy Manager

Do you struggle with implementing templated Microsoft 365 EndPoint policies across multiple clients? I did so I created this handy PowerShell script which can export policies from one tenant and then import them into another! This script does contain bugs and unknown issues so test it in your test environments first to verify it does what you need and to confirm you understand how it works! Download EndpointPolicyManager.ps1 using the...

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Convert Windows 10 Eval to Pro
Apr24

Convert Windows 10 Eval to Pro

I recently needed to convert a Windows 10 Evaluation VM which I downloaded from Microsoft to a full Professional edition. I found guides for converting it to Enterprise edition but I only had a spare pro key and they were difficult to follow. I’ve put this Batch file together which makes the process easy. Download the script here: ConvertEval2Pro (111 downloads) Here you can see the VM running Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation....

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Setup Microsoft 365 Email Threat Management Policy Template Using PowerShell
Apr01

Setup Microsoft 365 Email Threat Management Policy Template Using PowerShell

We’ve recently been rolling out Defender for 365 across multiple clients to better integrate our security solutions. We’ve been using 3rd party spam solutions and they have let us down many times and just not been a good fit. We’ve always thought that the Microsoft solutions were not as good but over the last year or so they have come on in leaps and bounds and it’s been working great. The only issue I had was...

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How to Make a Domain Admin in Azure Domain Services
Mar25

How to Make a Domain Admin in Azure Domain Services

I had an issue the other week where I logged in thinking I was as an admin but I wasn’t able to create any OU’s or group policies. In my case I was building out a Windows Virtual Desktop deployment for a client, created the Domain Services in Azure then added a server to the domain. I then found I couldn’t manage it. In the image below the ‘new’ section from the menu is missing. Luckily there is an easy...

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Hide Specified Drives Group Policy
Mar25

Hide Specified Drives Group Policy

If you need to hide specific or system drives on a computer or RDS server you can use group policy to do this easily. First create and link a group policy to the OU in Active Directory where the computer or server resides. Next enable Loop back processing in replace mode and this will mean that any user who logs into that computer will also get the user section of the policy applied to them when they login. Next in the policy navigate...

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Windows Explorer Missing in Group Policy
Mar25

Windows Explorer Missing in Group Policy

Trying to find some settings in Windows Explorer but its missing from your group policy? I had this issue to but it turns out Microsoft have renamed it File Explorer. User Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> File Explorer In my case I wanted to hide specified drives in My Computer but turns out to be an each fix once you know its just been renamed!

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Raspberry PI + PowerShell Social Media Like Counter
Feb11

Raspberry PI + PowerShell Social Media Like Counter

A few months back I was looking at social media follower and like counters to display on my desk. There are a few options out there but I had a Raspberry PI and and old display module handy so thought id try making my own! A while back I found out how to run PowerShell on a standard PI image and experimented with the PowerShell IoT module. I’m loving this combination because I’m doing a lot in PowerShell at the moment so I...

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Rename Team Name In Teams To Shorten OneDrive Path Lengths
Dec03

Rename Team Name In Teams To Shorten OneDrive Path Lengths

If you have issues with long path’s in OneDrive when you sync teams sharepoint document libraries locally you need a way to shorten them. Previously this has been a real pain but now its pretty painless. See here I have a team with a really long name and I’ve created a file and folder in it. Here I sync it down using OneDrive but folder paths are really long and this can cause problems with files not saving and sometimes...

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How To Connect To Another Windows 10 Computer AKA Quick Assist
Nov29

How To Connect To Another Windows 10 Computer AKA Quick Assist

If you ever need to help someone with an issue and you are both using windows 10 you can use a great tool called Quick Assist to remotely connect to their computer and even control it! On your computer and the remote computer go to the start menu and type Quick Assist and open up the tool. On your computer click on Assist another person. This will generate a security code which you give to the person at the remote computer. On the...

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Microsoft 365 How To Enable DKIM Using DKIM Manager PowerShell Script
Nov28

Microsoft 365 How To Enable DKIM Using DKIM Manager PowerShell Script

DKIM Manger Download: DKIM Manager (340 downloads) Or pull from GitHub here: DKIM Manager on GitHub Everyone should be trying to improve their email security setup and using DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail). DKIM works by the sending server adding an encrypted version of the email header into the email. The recipient server can then look at your public DKIM keys published in DNS and decrypt the header and compare it to the...

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