LazyAdmin

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Setting up your PowerShell Environment with PowerShell Profile

If you are using PowerShell frequently you might want to change some default settings to modify your PowerShell window. We can do this by creating a PowerShell Profile where you can add Alias for function you use a lot, load modules at startup, change the root directory or add path variables. First we need to check if the Profile file already exists…

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Setting up Single Sign On (SSO) with Azure AD Connect

With the new version of Azure AD Connect you can enable the Single Sign-On option in combination with either Password synchronization or Pass-through Authentication. When enabled with Modern Authentication for Office 2016 users only have to type their username and do not need to type their password to sign in to Office applications of other cloud services when their machine…

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Error 0xFFFD0000 after running Powershell Scheduled task

I use a lot of scheduled Powershell tasks to make my life as SysAdmin a bit easier. Recently one of the scripts return error 0xFFFD0000 as last result.  The task used to work, so I started checking the script, run it step by step to see where the error originates. The script didn’t threw any errors, so the problem had to…

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Replacing battery in a Philips Lumea

A little DIY post that I like to share with you guys. My wife bought a Philips Lumea a couple of years ago. She didn’t use it for a almost two years and it doesn’t charge anymore. If you don’t charge the batteries every 3 months, then the batteries are dead. The problem with the Philips Lumea is that you…

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Fix Word zeroday vulnerability with SRP

There is a new zeroday attack that is installing malware on a fully patched Window machine. It uses a vulnerability in all versions of Microsoft Word. The attack start with an e-mail, with a malicious Word document, once opened the exploit code downloads a malicious HTML application file that looks like a RTF document. Behind the scenes, the .hta file…

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