• Wolfgang, thanks for the suggestion. I’ve never used Windows Admin Center, but it looks like the Microsoft version of VMware’s Vcenter, and would likely be a great tool to manage servers. The biggest limitation I see is that you can’t use it to manage non-server endpoints. Still a great option for a SysAdmin.

    I do think it’s a great option, and will see if I can add a new section for two other free tools that can be helpful in remote access of endpoints.

  • Steve, you’re 100% correct. There are many commercial solutions that do provide remote access. Teamviewer is another one that I used with great success. For this article, I tried to restrict the solutions to either the built-in applications, or those provided for free by Microsoft.

  • Technical support personnel, engineering teams, and security teams often need access to a remote computer involving both servers and workstations, using a variety of techniques. Three of the most common tools in a Windows environment are Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP), VMware Console access, and Microsoft Management Console (MMC), but we can also use SMB shares, PowerShell remoting, and PsExec. This article will you give an overview of the most popular ways gaining remote computer access, along with some tips of what you can do if the remote connection fails.

  • The Get-ADPrincipalGroupMembership PowerShell cmdlet enables you to query all the Active Directory group memberships of a user. In this tutorial, you’ll learn to work with Get-ADPrincipalGroupMembership, and see how you can use this useful cmdlet to quickly and easily use a PowerShell one-liner to search and see whether a user is a member of a particular Active Directory group. Simply put, if your organization uses Active Directory security groups, the ability to use this cmdlet is an absolute must.

  • As many who use vCenter to host their virtual servers know, snapshots are a critical function, one that is frequently undertaken before upgrades or changes to a system. However, taking snapshots can be a tedious process, particularly if you are taking multiple snapshots. Fortunately, VMware has created the PowerCLI PowerShell module, which can make this process much more efficient. I used the VMware.VimAutomation.Core PowerShell module, which was downloaded from the PowerShell Gallery website. Let’s review how to perform common tasks in the web view, and see how to do the same task from the CLI.

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  • In this beginner’s guide, you will learn how to rename files with PowerShell. I will demonstrate how to list files with the Get-ChildItem cmdlet, and then I will discuss a few examples of renaming files with the Rename-Item cmdlet.

  • With the help of PS2EXE WIN-PS2EXE, you can convert a PowerShell script into an executable (EXE). This allows you to delegeate administrator tasks to your help desk.

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