Auditing Installed Applications on Server or PC using Powershell

Here is a simple Powershell function to audit installed apps on local or remote machine using PowerShell. The script queries the registry for installed apps rather than using Get-WMIObject as this would rerun any msi installer packages and attempt a repair (an annoying side effect). The impact of the Get-WMIObject method would mean any custom… Read More

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Recover Bitlocker Recovery Password Powershell

If you use Bitlocker with Active Directory Recovery, then you can quickly recover the recovery password from AD using Powershell. Yes there is an RSAT plugin that will do the same thing, but I have been on servers that do not have this and I needed the password quick. $Bitlocker = Get-ADObject -Filter {name -like… Read More

Performing an Offline Domain Join

Sometimes it is necessary to perform an Offline Domain join of a computer. This is usually for a remote computer with no immediate access to the domain network. You can use DJOIN to perform and offline domain join and force the machine to apply group policies that would normally be applied whilst connected to the… Read More