Getting a list of users in a particular AD Group

Get-ADGroup "<GROUP NAME>" -Properties Member | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Member | Get-ADUSer -properties Displayname,Description,EmailAddress | Select Name,Displayname,Description,EmailAddress

will cause the following to display

Name    Displayname   Description   EmailAddress
----    -----------   -----------   ------------
fkjhsd  Fred Smith    Tech Support  naveed.arshad@noddyland.com
fhdfdf  Bill Burke    Manager       bill.burke@noddyland.com
wrfvvv  Alice Cooper  Test account  alice.cooper@noddyland.com

How to output to a file?
Get-ADGroup "<GROUP NAME>" -Properties Member | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Member | Get-ADUSer -properties Displayname,Description,EmailAddress | Select Name,Displayname,Description,EmailAddress |Export-CSV 'c:\data\temp\<GROUP NAME>.csv'

Wouldn’t Get-ADGroupMember be a better choice than Get-ADGroup?
Yes, it would.  If the group is not a large group.  If it has a large number of members, you’ll run into the following error:

get-adgroupmember : The size limit for this request was exceeded

Active Directory has a default retrieval limit of 5000 objects for Get_ADGroupMember (and Get-ADPrincipalGroupMembership, and Get-ADAccountAuthorizationGroup).

Assorted programs I use

either at work or home.

Category Software
Audio Any Audio Converter
Audio Audacity
Audio Audiograbber
Audio FFmpeg for Audacity
Audio MediaMonkey
Audio VLC Media Player
Blog Open Live Writer
Browser Google Chrome
Browser HTTPS Everywhere
Browser KB SSL Enforcer
CD ImgBurn
eBook Amazon Kindle
eBook Calibre
Encryption VeraCrypt
File management 7-Zip
File management Agent Ransack
File management Beyond Compare
File management Bulk Rename Utility
File management DiskState
File management Image Resizer for Windows
File management SyncBackPro
File management Windows Grep
File management WinRAR
File management Remove Empty Directories
Image Paint Shop Pro 7
Image Paint.Net
Image Picture Information Extractor
Image XnConvert
iPhone Apple iTunes
iPhone iMazing
Password Password Manager XP
PDF Adobe Acrobat Pro 9
Programming PrimalScript 2007
Screen Nexus WinStep
Sleep SleepyHead
Time Management Cool Timer
Time Management Focus 10
Time Management Outlook Google Calendar Sync
Time Management TimeSnapper
Utility Orca
Video Handbrake
Video WinX YouTube Downloader

Yamaha TDM 900 assorted parts etc.

Yamaha_TDM_900

Battery Yuasa GT12B-4
  Yuasa YT12B-BS
  MotoBatt MBT12B4
  SSB PowerSport YT12B-4BS
  SSB PowerSport Lithium LH12B-4
Brake Fluid DOT4
Brake Pads Ferodo (Front)
Ferodo (Rear)
Coolant Techoly
Oil Motul 3000 4T 20W50 (Mineral)
  Motul 3100 GOLD 4T 10W40 (Techonosynthese)
Oil Filter KN111
Spark Plugs NGK DPR8EA-9
Tyres Pirelli Angel GT 120/70/18 (Front)
Pirelli Angel GT 160/60/17 (Rear)
Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT 120/70/18 (Front)
Michelin Pilot Road 4 160/60/17 (Rear)
Tyre Pressures 33 psi (Front)  36 psi (Rear)
33 psi (Front)  42 psi (Rear)  (maximum load)
36 psi (Front) 38 psi (Rear) (Michelin Pilot Road 4)

The strange case of … Applocker blocking

Applocker blockOn our “standard” workstations we have enabled Microsoft Applocker, which blocks unauthorised software from being installed.

We also have “Unrestricted” workstations, where there is no Microsoft Applocker, and customers can install anything they want.

All our workstations start out as “standard” workstations, and get moved to “Unrestricted” when a customer explicitly requests it.

We do occasionally encounter the issue where Applocker Rules are Still Enforced After The Service is Stopped.

Our fixes are as follows.

Option 1

  1. Apply the Solution from Applocker Rules are Still Enforced After The Service is Stopped

Option 2

  1. Stop the Application Identify service
  2. Delete the SrpV2 registry key and entries under HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
  3. Start the Application Identify service
  4. Have the customer reboot the workstation.

Option 3

  1. Stop the Application Identify service
  2. Delete the SrpV2 registry key and entries under HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
  3. Start the Application Identify service
  4. On the workstation, perform a gpupdate /force
  5. Have the customer reboot the workstation.

Normally one of those options will work for us.

mophie wireless charging base

I like my mophie wireless charger.  I guess the main reason is that it’s (mostly) well designed.

EXCEPT FOR THIS.

mophie charger plug

The power-plug is angled.  This means that it needs two power board spaces for it to be plugged in.  In other words, I had to remove the plug next to the mophie power-plug.

Sad smile

Brussels Sprout Tea–it’s a thing.

I made my own Brussels Sprout Tea.

Here’s what I did:

  1. Place the Brussels Sprout leaves into a bowl, and let them dry in the sun for 24 hours.
    Brussels sprout leaves
  2. Bake the leaves in an oven at 120 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
    Brussels sprout leaves - oven baked
  3. Cut the Brussels Sprout into tea leaf sized leaves.
    Brussels sprout leaves - chopped
  4. Place into a tea bag, and drink.
    Brussels sprout tea - brewed

Didn’t taste as bad as I expected. Wouldn’t do it again though.

The idea came from an impro scene.  The impro scene was better than the tea.