A Practical Guide In Using AutomatedLab

For security testing purposes I always use a virtual machine as I don’t want the result of my test to influence my local machine or the network that I’m connected to. As such for a long time I’ve been building VM’s manually, creating domains and setting the configuration as needed. As I do advocate automation … Continue reading A Practical Guide In Using AutomatedLab

PowerShell Module Test-TCPConnection

I have this love versus disappointment relationship with PowerShell. It can provide a lot of great stuff for us in automation, but sometimes the thing that looks likes the best ever since sliced bread can be a bit of a disappointment. Take the cmdlet “Test-NetConnection” for example. It’s absolutely wonderful in what it does. It … Continue reading PowerShell Module Test-TCPConnection

Replacing DiskPart with PowerShell

In my previous life, I was a deployment person. MDT, WDS, WinPE & bare-metal installation were all part of my life. For managing disks, physical or virtual I always used “diskpart.exe” to create the disk layout, create bootable partitions and everything surrounding the magic of disks and partitions. Since I am trying to do as … Continue reading Replacing DiskPart with PowerShell

Using Credential Manager in PowerShell

Using PowerShell remoting can be a fantastic experience, but the number of  times I had to enter credentials to make a new pssession is getting out of hand, or to put it better a painful hand. Wouldn't it be great if you could store the credentials somewhere safe and retrieve it when necessary? Fortunately, you can! … Continue reading Using Credential Manager in PowerShell