Connectwise Automate – Monitoring whether or not Liongard Agents are set to auto update.

I recently attended the product update webinar for Liongard. It was recommended that you check whether or not agents were set to auto update. After a little bit of digging I found that there was a xml file in the Liongard directory that contained this info. I wrote a small one liner with Powershell to

Automate – How to scope out potentially vulnerable Dell machines (CVE-2021-21551)

It was recently announced that there was a driver privilege escalation flaw on Dell machines. Article: https://labs.sentinelone.com/cve-2021-21551-hundreds-of-millions-of-dell-computers-at-risk-due-to-multiple-bios-driver-privilege-escalation-flaws/ Dell Article: https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-us/000186019/dsa-2021-088-dell-client-platform-security-update-for-dell-driver-insufficient-access-control-vulnerability To help scope this issue out I have created a MySQL query that can be run in on prem instances of Automate. Note: This MySQL query is only looking for models listed in table A

Powershell – How to connect to Exchange Online on a MFA protected tenant.

With the introduction of the security baselines from Microsoft it is necessary for you to use Modern Authentication in your PowerShell scripts/if you want to connect to Exchange Online. Connecting to Exchange Online is a pretty easy process and you can do so by following the steps below: Open Powershell and install the Exchange Online

Powershell – How to check for services that are set to ‘Automatic’ start up type and ‘Stopped’

Powershell is a really powerful tool and can be used to automate tasks during troubleshooting. One of the issues that I have seen in the past is that services will not start automatically after an update. Depending on the amount of services on a machine it can be a time consuming process to check for

Windows Server 2016 – Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services

Log into your server that you are installing the role on, or a server that has the ability to manage the destination server. Open the server manager application. (servermanager.exe) Click ‘Manage > Add Roles and Features’ The ‘Add Roles and Features Wizard’ will now open, in the ‘Before You Begin’ page click the ‘Next’ button.

ConnectWise Automate – Finding Hyper-V 2012 servers with Broadcom NetXtreme Adapters

There is a reported issue with Hyper-V servers running Microsoft Server 2012 and Microsoft Server 2012 R2 where BroadCom NetExtreme adapters with VMQ enabled will have VMs lose connectivity intermittently. Information on the issue can be found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2986895/virtual-machines-lose-network-connectivity-when-you-use-broadcom-netxt You can utilize SQLYog to run the query below on a on premise ConnectWise Automate installation.