Check Windows Defender ATP Client Status with PowerShell

Here’s a little utility to check the status of Windows Defender ATP on a local or remote client. I basically took some code from the WDATP connectivity verification tool, removed the network connectivity testing part (I might add that later as well) and transformed the code so it can be used to check whether the client is properly onboarded and if all required services are running.

PowerShell Core logging configuration

After having browsed through the PowerShell code a bit, found some references as to how to configure PowerShell Core logging options through GPO or via a configuration file. There are no GPO Templates available for PowerShell Core, but the same settings as are written for Windows PowerShell also apply for Core, they just live within another registry key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PowerShellCore So when you apply the folllowing registry settings , you can enable ScriptBlock logging and Transcripting Read More …

PowerShell Script – Get-WinBuildInfo

Here’s a script I wrote that retrieves all the Windows 10 build information, including Insider level when enabled.  

And here’s a list of sites that provide information about the builds, releases, version numbers etc.  

PowerShell Script: Retrieve all Office 365 URLs and IP Ranges

This week I took the Office 365 Performance Management course on the Microsoft Virtual Academy. If you have any plans using Office 365 I strongly recommend taking this course. One of the topics that was often highlighted is the importance of having all Office 365 URLs and IP Ranges configured on the outbound allow list. The Office 365 URLs and IP Ranges are documented here and the changes to the list are described here. As Read More …

XP Mode within the Enterprise

Last week I had a Windows 7 planning meeting with one of our clients and like in any other Windows 7 related meeting that i have had in the past months with other customers, the topic about XP Mode was brought up. It appears that when speaking about application compatibility, first thing people think of is XP Mode. To be honest I don’t blame them, because when XP Mode was first introduced in April 2009 Read More …

Optimizations for Virtualized Windows 7 clients

Just found these two blog posts that describe some Registry and Services optimizations when running Windows 7 as a virtual client. Windows 7 Registry Optimizations for Virtual Desktops Windows 7 Optimization – Disable Services Thanks to Daniel Feller for sharing this

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

Today Microsoft released the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta. The tools scans your system and checks if its able to run Winodws7. Download here

Wireless Power Technology

Will we get rid of batteries soon ? Read more here:

Wireless Router with Power button

This is what i have been looking for since a while, about 12 months ago i was actively searching for a Wireless router with a power on/off button, but with no luck. Yesterday i read a local IT magazine where there was a reference to a Netgrear Wireless Router that has a power on/off button. I find having a power on/off button very useful for 2 reasons: Energy saving Less Wireless signals in the house Read More …