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Charles Stemaly
Attended Kellogg Community College
Lives in Kalamazoo, Mi
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I started a new gig recently, and noticed some time issues. So, once I got all of the servers set up to speak Powershell, I pieced together the following script to do an audit of all of my servers and what they were doing for...
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Every morning I have over 100 new emails. Most of these I glance at and archive, because I only need to know that the processes ran. After thinking about how to better optimize this, it occured to me that I wasn't getting the...
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It happened that I needed to remote into every one of our computers to do some work. Of course, some systems were offline, go figure. After working through my computer list and removing the ones I was able to access and fix, ...
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We had some really weird issues going on delegating permissions to certain users within Active Directory. Basically, when we would assign them some rights, the rights would just disappear for no rhyme nor reason. What we disc...
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So I'm still in Austin for one more night. I attended Spiceworld 2015 for the first time, and what an amazing conference! I was a little disappointed in a couple of the breakout sessions but that's to be expected. For the pri...
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So I've got the RTM version of Windows 10 x64 Pro installed in a VM and on a laptop. My first step with an OS is to pin down irritating things and figure out how to get rid of them in an automated fashion. Once I figure out a...
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In case any of you have seen Windows 7 take literally HOURS to scan for updates when the Check For Updates is initiated manually, try out the newest fix from MS: http://www.infoworld.com/article/3086811/microsoft-windows/micr...
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I was looking into whitelisting Chrome extensions via the Google Chrome Group Policy, and I needed to find out which extensions my employees were using. So, I made the following function to help with that. You need to run the...
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This script is inspired by a post I ran across on Windows Networking showing how to extract and format the Windows installation date via Powershell. This data would be useful to me for planning hardware refreshes. On to the s...
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I run the best practices analyzer on my domain controllers on the first of the month, every month. Today I got this result: All OUs in this Domain Should be Protected from Accidental Deletion So this begets the question: Ho...
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I'm crunched for time today, but I thought I would at least throw out something today. One of my current sticking points in creating a workable Windows 10 machine for my users is getting rid of the Microsoft Edge icon that's ...
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One project I'm currently working on is to go through all of our groups and make us a one-resource/one-group shop as far as AD is concerned. This has been a BIG job. Security-enabled distribution groups have been given rights...
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Technical Analyst (Sysadmin with a fancy title)
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Microsoft Client and Server Operating Systems, Powershell/Automation, VMware, Exchange, SQL
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Kalamazoo, Mi
Previously
Battle Creek, Mi - Tekonsha, Mi - Jackson, Mi
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I'm with IT.
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I've been in IT for 10 years: helpdesk, sysadmin, bigger sysadmin. I'm mostly focused on Microsoft and Vmware technologies.
Education
  • Kellogg Community College
    Computer Engineering/Networking, 2002 - 2007
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