Avoid Microsoft from making Bing the default search engine in Chrome

As you may know, Microsoft is going to push Bing as a standard search engine in Chrome (not in Edge Chromium) halfway through this month. They do this because of the Office functionalities of bing, for example finding team messages etc. This is done with a Chrome extension, which comes with the monthly Office update. The comment is mainly that this approach resembles malware.     There...

A script to list all members and owners per Team

This script will list all members and owners per team.When you add -savedcred:$true it will save a credential file locally, which will give you automated access using that same account to your tenant.It won't save your credential plane text, it will use credential vault, which should be perfectly secure.When using MFA on that service-account, make sure you use an app password. It also list the...

Edge stable goes live before official announcement

When you Google 'Edge Stable' today, you'll get the official download link for the stable version of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge.I downloaded it and saw it had the same Chromium version-number als the beta-channel, which most likely means it will be released soon.Here's a screenshot for when it gets pulled (hopefully it won't): After a year of testing Microsoft finally seems to finalize...

Automatically clean folders in batch (Powershell Scripts)

Introduction This script is made for automatically cleaning folders. Getting Started You can create a scheduled task to automatically clean a folder. If you create a scheduled task using Auto_cleanup.ps1, you can clean a single folder (recursively). You can use the Path argument to define a path, and use the daystokeep argument to define the amount of days that files and folders should be kept....

Why I really like the Windows 10 April Update

After working for a week with a preview of Windows 10 1803 (which will be called the April update), yesterday I had to swap my Surface Pro and I went back to the stable build. The first thing I miss after going back: I used Timeline a lot: Every time I used Windows-Tab to switch, I started a PowerPoint presentation that I have been preparing for a while. Not even realizing that I did not search...

Read all services and scheduled tasks in your server environment (including Server 2003)

At one point we found out that many system administrators had used their own administrator account for Windows Services and scheduled tasks. This became a problem only when a few colleagues decided to leave for another company.  Accounts were turned off and all kinds of services fell out. Among other things, an SQL server that turned out to run under one of these administrator accounts.  To...

Troubleshooting Guide to WSUS

I have had an issue with WSUS on Windows Server 2016 which resulted into computers not reporting correctly to WSUS. Thinking that I have configured everything correctly because computers where connecting to WSUS (they targeted the right WSUS groups from the Group Policy in the WSUS Console), they where not reporting their status to WSUS. Actions Required To Troubleshoot These Issues In WSUS...

Sync AD Groups with Microsoft Teams (BETA)

Microsoft Teams doesn’t allow you to define a group for membership (dynamically). When you add an Azure AD group to a Team, all users will be added once. Once someone is added to that group, it won’t be added to the team automatically. For this I created this script. You define an Active Directory group and a Microsoft Team to manage. All users that are in the AD group, but aren’t in the...

Problems with WSUS on Server 2016

Yesterday I have had an issue with computers not reporting to a newly installed WSUS server. However targeting worked (computers where placed in the right Computer folders in WSUS), computers wouldn’t report.  When I looked into the ReportingEvents log in C:\windows\SoftwareDistribution folder, it showed a error “Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x8024401c”....

Deploying an RDS farm in an Server Core environment

Note: The RD Web Access role requires Desktop Experience; In Server 2016 you can’t change between core and desktop anymore.  First of all, I have made a script that will install and configure all roles and tools. It installs the management tools on the server which the script runs on (from this server you can manage the core RDS environment). Then it will ask on what servers which roles needs...