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dsolodow / Start-Elevated.ps1
Last active August 29, 2015 14:07
sudo for PowerShell
Function Start-Elevated {
Param (
[parameter(Mandatory = $true,ValueFromPipeline=$true,Position=0)] [String]$FilePath,
[parameter(Mandatory = $false,ValueFromRemainingArguments=$true,Position=1)] [String[]]$ArgumentList
Start-Process -verb RunAs @PSBoundParameters
New-Alias -Name 'sudo' -Value 'Start-Elevated'
dsolodow / ClearWSUSSync.sql
Last active February 14, 2024 18:16
Delete WSUS Sync History
DELETE FROM [SUSDB].[dbo].[tbEventInstance]
WHERE [EventID] IN (381,382,384,386)
dsolodow / New-UpdateHelpJob.ps1
Last active April 29, 2019 15:26
Description for New-UpdateHelpJob.ps1
Creates a scheduled task to run a daily Update-Help on the local machine
$trigger = New-JobTrigger -Weekly -At "7:30 AM" -DaysOfWeek "Monday"
$option = New-ScheduledJobOption -StartIfOnBattery -RequireNetwork -RunElevated
Register-ScheduledJob -Name UpdateHelp -ScriptBlock {Update-Help -Module * -Force} -Trigger $trigger -ScheduledJobOption $option
dsolodow / SCCM_ContentID.sql
Last active September 14, 2017 14:45
list packages, etc. with associated content id
use CM_PRI
SELECT LP.DisplayName,
FROM dbo.CI_ContentPackages CPS
INNER JOIN dbo.CIContentPackage CP
LEFT OUTER JOIN dbo.CI_LocalizedProperties LP
dsolodow / wsl.conf
Last active May 8, 2022 19:21
wsl.conf; requires Windows 10 build 17063 or higher
# Enable extra metadata options by default
enabled = true
root = /mnt/
options = "case=off,metadata,umask=22,fmask=11"
mountFsTab = false
options = case=off
# Enable DNS – even though these are turned on by default, we’ll specify here just to be explicit.
dsolodow / start-moduleCleanup.ps1
Created March 5, 2018 14:18
cleanup installed modules
Get-InstalledModule |
ForEach-Object {
$CurrentVersion = $PSItem.Version
Get-InstalledModule -Name $PSItem.Name -AllVersions |
Where-Object -Property Version -LT $CurrentVersion
} | Uninstall-Module -Verbose
# blank prompt
set fish_greeting
# Colors:
set fish_color_normal F8F8F2 # the default color
set fish_color_command F92672 # the color for commands
set fish_color_quote E6DB74 # the color for quoted blocks of text
set fish_color_redirection AE81FF # the color for IO redirections
set fish_color_end F8F8F2 # the color for process separators like ';' and '&'
set fish_color_error F8F8F2 --background=F92672 # the color used to highlight potential errors
dsolodow / Get-WheelAnswer.ps1
Created November 20, 2018 19:04
Randomly select an IT pro answer.
Function Get-WheelAnswer
[string[]]$wheel = (
"Are you sure it's plugged in?",
"Move... I'll do it",
"Yes, just click OK",
"No, it's a scam, just delete it",
"The problem is on your end.",
"Yes, it's gone forever, that's what empty trash does.",
$dplog = Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\DP\Logging\@GLOBAL' -name LogDirectory
New-SmbShare -Path $dplog -Name DP_LOG
icacls $dplog /grant "domain users:(oi)rx"
dsolodow / Add-TeamsFirewallRule.ps1
Created March 24, 2020 20:31
run as elevated; will create for each user who has profile on PC
Creates firewall rules for Teams.
(c) Microsoft Corporation 2018. All rights reserved. Script provided as-is without any warranty of any kind. Use it freely at your own risks.
Must be run with elevated permissions. Can be run as a GPO Computer Startup script, or as a Scheduled Task with elevated permissions.
The script will create a new inbound firewall rule for each user folder found in c:\users.
Requires PowerShell 3.0.