Scripts

Command Line Printer Control

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 12:01
Command Line Printer Control provides a set of Windows scripts and instructions for using them that is designed to simplify the job of adding, removing, backing up/restoring and exporting printers. StuPodasso finds that this approach "works beautifully."
Command Line Printer Control

IT Pro Tuesday #168

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 11:48
Get this in your inbox each week. Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! We're looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks. As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy. But on with this week's

Python MAC address manipulation

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:59
Python MAC address manipulation provides a way to work around different vendors using different formats for MAC addresses when you need to create strings to pass as CLI commands. You'll learn how to check the string is a valid address and to convert between formats. spidernik84 describes it as "a mac-format converter script. Takes a mac in any format and outputs many formats."
Python MAC address manipulation

IT Pro Tuesday #167

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:54
Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! We're looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks. As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy. But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most

Cert Expiration Checker

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 11:42
Some time-saving automation shared by madv_willneed… Problem: "Man, it's annoying to remember to check the cert expiry dates on all these different servers and make sure the renewal actually worked." 1-line bash solution: cat <<< $(( ($(date -d "$(echo -n | openssl s_client -servername "$domain" -connect "$domain:443" 2>&1 | openssl x509 -enddate -noout | grep '^notAfter' | cut -d'=' -f2)" "+%s")

PS Clear Cisco IOS

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 10:50
PS Clear Cisco IOS is a script that automatically clears port security for Cisco IOS. hhhax7 explains, "we use port security on our switches and I used this script to check for devices in err disabled mode, and if they were tripped, reset the ports and clear port security automatically... I can make it check for anything I want to just by changing a couple lines. I have also used it to shut down
PS Clear Cisco IOS

IT Pro Tuesday #161

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 10:38
Get this in your inbox each week. Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! First off, we’re asking you to share your expertise by replying with some of your own favorite resources and free tools, so we can pass them along to thousands of other IT Pros in the coming weeks. And as always, we’re updating the full, searchable list on our website here. Enjoy. But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most

IT Pro Tuesday #160

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 15:01
Get this in your inbox each week. Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! Did you know that Microsoft 365 allows ransomware threats, phishing messages and spam to enter your users’ mailboxes? Although Microsoft provides email threat protection on M365, it only offers a basic level of security that is not enough. To prevent your users from introducing ransomware and other threats, you still need an

IT Pro Tuesday #151

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 13:09
Get this in your inbox each week. Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! To start off this week, we’re looking into how companies running Microsoft 365 are dealing with email security. We’re hoping to shed some light on how people are protecting their organizations from the daily threats we’re all subjected to. If you'd like to help us understand it better, why not take part in our survey for MSPs and IT

Meraki-CLI

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:42
Meraki-CLI is a wrapper around the official Meraki Dashboard API Python SDK that makes all 400+ commands available to the user as a standard command-line tool, including -h help options, commands, switches and arguments. Supports classic Linux-style pipelining, so you can pipe the output of one instance of the program to another. Kindly shared by its author, packetsar, who recommends it for "any
Meraki-CLI