How to Enable PowerShell Transcript Logging

Since its release in 2008 PowerShell has quickly become one of the most powerful system administration tools for Windows. The modern cmdlet’s offer more functionality than its cmd predecessor, however this has sometimes been exploited by nefarious actors to perform attacks and bypass traditional security measures.

In this post I’ll be covering the steps necessary to setup PowerShell transcript logging to a networked file share.

How to remotely manage IIS on Windows Server Core

Recently whilst trying to configure a WSUS Server Core instance in my lab I needed to change the IIS configuration. On any normal Windows Server that would be an easy task of course, but with Server Core there’s no GUI.

In this quick ‘How To’ post I’ll be covering the steps necessary to remotely manage IIS on Windows Server Core from both a Windows 10 client and via another ‘full fat’ Windows Server computer.

How to store BitLocker keys in Active Directory

BitLocker is a fantastic way to protect the data stored on computers and thwart some offline tampering attacks. However, if you’re using BitLocker within a business environment, keeping track of the recovery keys can be quite burdensome. Thankfully Microsoft has developed a way to automatically save BitLocker recovery keys to active directory.

In this post I’m going to be going through the process, step-by-step, to enable BitLocker recovery key saving to active directory. Plus we’ll take a look at how computers that are already encrypted can retrospectively have their recovery keys backed up to active directory.