Ben Shy's Blog

  • Using PowerShell to create Event log events to validate SCOM Rules

    In our test lab, we have several custom business applications that we create System Center Operations Manager rules in order to alert on any errors thrown by the application(s). When we create the SCOM rules, we want to validate that the rules function...
  • Using a PowerShell script to run as a different user & elevate the process.

    There are times when I want to elevate a PowerShell process on one of our lab Windows 7 clients & run a script as a user account with administrator privileges. Usually I’m working on a lab machine running as a non-administrative test user...
  • Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate available!!

    Windows 8 Release Preview as well as Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate have been publically announced today and are available to download….exiting times!
  • Close SR Task CmdLet for Service Manager

    I need to preference this by saying that this script is not officially supported. It is solely meant as a demonstrational method to show an example of how we leveraged a SCSM tasks along with integrated PowerShell CmdLets to facilitate one step process...
  • P2V Migration Toolkit components - what’s going on behind the scenes part 2?

    Sorry I’m a bit late in posting this, but as promised in the previous post . Here is part two. The table shown below lists the genericized steps of a task sequence created by P2V Migration Toolkit. The main thing to note, that isn’t reflected...
  • P2V Migration Toolkit components - what’s going on behind the scenes?

    I’m excited about the RC2 release of the System Center Configuration Manager P2V migration Toolkit , and in this post I wanted to share the components of the task sequence and what they do. This is going to be a two part post… In this...
  • MMS 2011

    If you’re going to be at MMS 2011 (Mar 21 st -25 th ) I encourage you to check out this session: http://www.mms-2011.com/topic/details/BA17 Chris is giving a presentation around running Configuration Manager virtualized. I’ll be...
  • AppLockerLet continued…

    In my previous post I mentioned that AppLockerLet reads from the Event Viewer using Get-AppLockerFileInformation to determine which .exe, .dll, .msi or script has been blocked by policy. For any blocked application log entry that it finds in the Event...
  • AppLockerLet..

    Last year, one of the areas I was working on was a deployment of AppLocker . In the deployment, we did a lot of upfront planning around identifying applications that were prevalent in the environment and created corresponding rules that would allow the...
  • Introduction…

      Hello there, I’m finally got around to starting up a blog…   First, I should probably introduce myself. My name is Ben Shy and I’m a Program Manager on the Management and Security (MSD) arm of the System Center family. I planning on using...