Cisco Phone Firmware upgrade CUCM

Recently we had an issue with Platonics headsets working fine, then disconnecting after a short time.  After extensive trouble shooting, we found that firmware was the culprit.  Here is what I did to update the firmware for individual or single phones; First get the firmware you need, in my case I had to have Cisco […]


Show all Domain Computers that are Online

Quickie one liner; get-adcomputer -filter * | Where { Test-Connection $_.name -count 1 -quiet } | Select @{Name=”Computername”;Expression={$_.Name}} Reference : https://www.petri.com/test-network-connectivity-powershell-test-connection-cmdlet


Cisco Unity (CUC) Voice to EMail

I recently had a user (myself) that was not getting voicemail to email.  This was supposed to work, but was not.  So the first thing I did was confirm the LDAP connection, in my case I needed to move the Unity account in AD, and update the password in CUC; Then you have to Validate […]


Physical Security is Just as Important

So this is my effort to consolidate references.  I often read stories the inform my opinions, but forget where the references are. So here are my first two; DarkVishnya: Banks attacked through direct connection to local network By Sergey Golovanov on December 6 “In 2017-2018, Kaspersky Lab specialists were invited to research a series of cybertheft incidents. Each attack […]


Varonis Service Account Password reset

Any who use Varonis know it is a sweet program, but an expensive one.  Additionally, they hold their documentation tight.  Anyway, this is a simple thing, and should not take much effort.  I found the service account listed in a couple places, see them here in the pic (Don’t forget the windows services if you […]


Convert LDAP Time

This is the reference and an online converter.   EpochConverter.com The 18-digit Active Directory timestamps, also named ‘Windows NT time format’,’Win32 FILETIME or SYSTEMTIME’ or NTFS file time. These are used in Microsoft Active Directory for pwdLastSet, accountExpires, LastLogon, LastLogonTimestamp and LastPwdSet. The timestamp is the number of 100-nanoseconds intervals (1 nanosecond = one billionth of […]


Find all RDP (and Console) Sessions in the Domain

Quickie one liner $work = Get-ADComputer -filter * $work = $work.name foreach ($1 in $work){write-host $1 ; quser /server:$1} This also works (courtesy of jrv [technet]); Get-ADComputer -Filter *| ForEach-Object{ quser /server $_.Name}