Category: Tech

Change event log properties with powershell

I have some specifics requirements for the Windows event logs on Azure VMs. This comes form the need to offload IO, save the event logs somewhere, and archive them instead of overwriting. Yes, I have a SIEM but I have reasons. Anyway, for anyone else that needs to change the following properties: Log Path Archive […]

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How to beat data caps

Data caps suck, especially if you work from home. That’s why I dedicated some time to finding a way to get fast internet, without the caps. I recently moved from Seattle to Boise. I left Seattle just as Xfinity was beginning to monitor data caps. There was a limit of 1TB on my 250Mbs down 30Mbs […]

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Block [email protected] phishing attempt in Office 365

A phishing attempt is spreading very quickly online. It is an email that looks very legit sharing a google doc. It usually comes from a trusted source since it is spreading via Gmail’s contact list. I even got hit with one at work. I wasn’t expecting any shared google docs so it raised my eyebrows and […]

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Powershell all the things

This is basic sys admin 101 stuff, but it made me so happy I had to post. And who doesn’t like a little PS 101? Case in point, needed to stop and disable several services. I could open services.msc, click on each one, stop, and then disable. Or I could use Powershell. First, we need […]

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Change network adapter priority in Windows 10

Turns out Windows 10 is missing the old network adapter priority under advanced settings. Remember this? Noticed my wireless adapter had priority while I was uploading some VHD’s to Azure. When I checked the priority I saw I was missing something. No Adapaters and Bindings tab. After a quick search online I discovered they removed […]

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