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How to Build a Hyper-V Performance Monitoring Tool with PowerShell

PowerShell master Jeff Hicks wraps up Hyper-V performance counters by building monitoring tools using nothing but native PowerShell commands and scripts. Read the post here: How to Build a Hyper-V Performance Monitoring Tool with PowerShell … [Read more...]

Managing Active Directory Fine-Grained Password Policies with PowerShell

Before Windows Server 2008, Active Directory password policies were done with default domain group policy, and there could only be one policy for an entire Active Directory domain. This is very limiting if users would like to give different policies to different users, which is a fairly common task to do. … [Read more...]

Building a Hyper-V Host Status Tool with PowerShell

PowerShell Builder Jeff Hicks shares his function for getting detailed health and status of a Hyper-V Host. You can use as-is or modify to meet your needs. Read the post here: Building a Hyper-V Host Status Tool with PowerShell … [Read more...]

How to Monitor VM Memory Pressure with PowerShell

PowerShell expert Jeff Hicks continues his exploration of displaying data from Hyper-V performance counters with a number of powerfull PowerShell techniques Read the post here: How to Monitor VM Memory Pressure with PowerShell … [Read more...]

How to Use Tags in a PowerShell Pester Test

One of Pester’s useful features is the Tags feature. A tag allows a developer to organize their tests based on different criteria and execute those tests accordingly. Tags allow a developer to manage large test suites that may take hours to run by only executing certain tests matching certain tags. … [Read more...]

A week in security (January 14 – 20)

Last week on the Malwarebytes Labs blog, we took a look at how the government shutdown is influencing cybersecurity jobs, Advanced Persistent Threats group APT10, the comeback of Fallout EK, the hosting of malicious sites on legitimate servers, and the Collection 1 data breach. Other cybersecurity news New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has gone offline after suffering a security … [Read more...]

Improved Fallout EK comes back after short hiatus

After a short hiatus in early January, the Fallout exploit kit is back in business again with some new features for the new year. During its absence, we noticed an increase in RIG EK campaigns, perhaps to fill that temporary void. Fallout EK is distributed via malvertising chains (one of them we track under the name HookAds), especially through adult traffic. Since January 15, Fallout EK activity … [Read more...]

How to Publish Scripts to the PowerShell Gallery

Creating excellent PowerShell scripts is one thing, but sharing them with others takes them to a whole new level! One of the best ways to improve your PowerShell skills, share your scripts with the community, and make your work known is by publishing scripts to the PowerShell Gallery. … [Read more...]

Free PowerShell Script for Hyper-V: Integration Services on Older Systems

This PowerShell script updates integration services on older systems e.g. Windows 7 guests of a 2012 R2 host filling in the gaps that Windows Update misses Read the post here: Free PowerShell Script for Hyper-V: Integration Services on Older Systems … [Read more...]

Free PowerShell Script for Hyper-V: Detect MAC Address Conflicts

Quickly identify problems with MAC addresses in Hyper-V with this free PowerShell script plus instructions on how to use it Read the post here: Free PowerShell Script for Hyper-V: Detect MAC Address Conflicts … [Read more...]