Windows: Get a list of Remote Desktop Logons

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if you want to know who and from which station a user logs on via remote desktop you can use the following powershell commands.
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Powershell: Accessing Applications and Services Logs

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for showing or exporting the System, Application and Security Log the command let Get-EventLog is the first choice.
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C#: Get description attribute from an enum value

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in this post I will show how to read a description attribute of an enum value by reflection. Let us assume we have a enum linke this

public enum MetalBands {
	[DescriptionAttribute("This is Metallica from CA")]
	Metallica,
	[DescriptionAttribute("This is Slayer from CA")]
	Slayer,
	[DescriptionAttribute("This is Overkill from NY")]
	Overkill
};

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Windows: How to determine the SID of a User or Group

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Sometimes you need the SID of a user or group. For example if you want to set permissions with icalcs in multilanguage environments. icacls needs as input the group name or the SID. If you want to set permission for the builtin groups you have to specify the group name in the current language of the operating system, i.e. “Users” for en-US and “Benutzer” for de-DE. The better choice is the SID, the SIDs for builtin groups are always the same.
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Windows: Script to get the NetBIOS Name of an Active Directory Domain

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just a short post :-). A powershell script to get the NetBIOS Name of an Active Directory Domain


###############################################################################
# Gets the NetBIOS Domain
# Author Michael Albert michlstechblog.info
# License: GPL v2
###############################################################################
[reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.DirectoryServices.Protocols")|Out-Null

if($args.count -ne 1){
    Write-Warning " Start script with fqdn as parameter"
    Write-Warning (" for example: "+$myInvocation.myCommand.name+" yourdomain.com")
    exit 1
}
$sDomainName=$args[0]
# Get AD Root
$oRootDSE = [ADSI]"LDAP://RootDSE"
$sConfig = $oRootDSE.Get("configurationNamingContext")
# AD Object AD Root
$oADSearchRoot=New-object System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry("LDAP://CN=Partitions," + $sConfig)
# Search for Netbiosname of the specified domain
$sSearchString="(&(objectclass=Crossref)(dnsRoot="+$sDomainName+")(netBIOSName=*))"
$oSearch=New-Object directoryservices.DirectorySearcher($oADSearchRoot,$sSearchString)
$sNetBIOSName=($oSearch.FindOne()).Properties["netbiosname"]
# Print out
Write-Host "Domain NetBIOS Name:" $sNetBIOSName

Have fun :-)!

Michael

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