Check Azure VPN connection health

Hi Scripters! Today I want to show you how to check Azure VPN connection health using PowerShell. In my last post I showed you how to Setup Azure VPN. We will continue last topic about VPN but from monitoring perspective. It’s important to monitor Azure resources, specially if we connect Azure with On-premise environemnt. By default there is not standard monitoring solution which can help us to diagnose connectivty issue. …

remove

Remove user from specific AD groups using PowerShell

If you are looking for simple AD group member removal script this article is for you. Today I want to share few examples about getting group membership and removing one specific user from multiple groups. I was using commands form ActiveDirectory module. Get user group membership Below you can find several commands which helps to get user direct group mmebership: Remove user group membership Removing user from specific group is …

Get-Process

Get process remotely including username using PowerShell

In today’s article I would like to describe how to get process remotelty used by some specific username. Most of PowerShell admins are familiar with this command but no all knows its paramter called IncludeUserName. Recently I had to check processes under some username on bunch of servers. Below you can find few helpful examples. Get process locally Get all processes for some specific user is not difficult. Paramter -IncludeUserName …

group

Add users to local group remotely using PowerShell

How to add users to local group on remote servers? The easiest way for me was to create simple PowerShell script 🙂 Some time ago we posted article about adding group – link. In this article I want to show you how to add mutliple users to some specific group. Get Members First you should know how to verify who is currently added to group. To get members from remote …

Log lines

Extract IP address from log lines using PowerShell

Recently I had to extract IP Addresses from log file and check their hostnames. The easiest way to get this was using regex pattern in Select-String command. Extract IP Address Lets says that we have a log file which contains lines like: AUDIT “2018-06-19 00:14:16.481 GMT+0200” 10.13.11.7 Server01:1812 0 0 “text=Access GRANTED cloudId=pawel.janowicz To extract IP Address from it we can use Select-String command with the following regex pattern “\d{1,3}(\.\d{1,3}){3}”>: …

Setup Azure VPN using PowerShell

Hey Scripters! Today I want to share with you my script for setup Azure VPN using PowerShell. In few words, script is using basic Azure module command. At the begginig you should have your VPN device already configured and once it is done, you can start configuration from Azure site. To configure VPN device you should already have public IP created in Azure. All variables depends on your on premise …

Update Rollup

Get SCOM update rollup version remotely

Checking SCOM update rollup version using console is pretty simple. Things are getting a little bit complicated if we want to get this from server. Using WMI or PowerShell commands like Get-Hotfix probably we will not get this information. Update Rollup To check this locally we have to get FileVersion for OMAgentTraceTMFVer.Dll file. Each version is assosiated with one of the Update Rollups. For more information you can visit System …

Shadow Copy

PowerShell one-liner: Shadow Copy Backup date

This short article is about getting last Active Directory Shadow Copy Backup date. To check this we just have to scan event log for specific event id. AD Backup Information about Shadow Copy Backup is located in logname called ‘Directory Service’ and event id ‘1917’: “The shadow copy backup for Active Directory Domain Services was successful.” One of the command that we could use here is Get-WinEvent where we can …

Test URL on Server Core machines using PowerShell

Recently I had to test URL on server core machines. I created simple scripts to generate report with just basic information like status code and content. Below you can find short description how to check http and https URLs. Test URL For checking http URL I used Invoke-WebRequest command. Unfortunately when I run it localy on server core machine it returned me an error: Error message: The response content cannot …

Copy managed disks between Azure subscriptions using PowerShell

Hey Folks! In todays article I want to show you how to copy managed disks between Azure subscriptions using PowerShell. Script is very easy in use. The only things which you should provide are variables on the beginning like subscription ids, resource groups etc. As a result .vhd file will be created under destination container on storage account. Remember that Azure account under which script for copy managed disks between …