KVT Tool Major Update – 1.5.7

Overview Great news! I have recently performed major upgrades to KVT Tool. These new features bring both beauty and finesse. Noteworthy mentions: Moved away from traditional PS arrays. Now using data table objects.Improved UI by leveraging DataGridView and TabControl forms.Unfroze the UI! Achieved this thanks to [runspacefactory] RunspacePools. Took a little while to master, but … Continue reading KVT Tool Major Update – 1.5.7

Major Incident Notification Template

Overview This email template is intended to provide businesses with transparency for priority 1 and/or priority 2 critical incidents. The concept is to provide a concise update within time intervals, progressing the incident towards resolution. Use Case The below matrix is a strong guideline on when to send these email comms. These numbers are industry … Continue reading Major Incident Notification Template

Universal VMware Tools Uninstaller

I've created the following Powershell script which will uninstall all versions of VMware Tools from a server. Particularly handy for SCCM deployment. uninstall_vmware_tools.ps1 $regpath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" $regkey = gci $regpath | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object{"VMware Tools" -contains $_.DisplayName} #Uninstall String msiexec /x $regkey.PSChildName /qn #Reboot server within 120 seconds. shutdown -r -f -t 120   The … Continue reading Universal VMware Tools Uninstaller

Home Folder – Compare folders against current domain users

Here is a PowerShell script which probes network home folders with users against the domain. Helpful in order to determine which home folders no longer reference current user accounts and which can safely be removed/archived. $folders = gci "\\Domain.Local\DFS\Users" #This is the root path containing home folders. foreach ($folder in $folders)   {     $username1 … Continue reading Home Folder – Compare folders against current domain users

Exchange 2013 – Get Mailbox Size Statistics

Here is an Exchange Shell script which is helpful in determining mailbox sizes. Queries all user objects within an OU so it is nifty for producing statistics, especially for disabled users. $mailboxes =  Get-mailbox –OrganizationalUnit “domain.local/CompanyName/Disabled Users” foreach ($mailbox in $mailboxes) {     $name = $mailbox.Name     Get-MailboxStatistics $name | Sort -Property TotalItemSize | Select-Object … Continue reading Exchange 2013 – Get Mailbox Size Statistics