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Mon, 05/24/2021 - 13:15
To make it easier to clean up your AD account list, malikto44 suggests, "for users which are contractors or test accounts, I assign an expiration date. You can't do this (yet) with AAD; but with AD, it is useful. When it comes time to check contractors, I update their expiration dates, usually once a quarter. This gives a definite backstop to catch those accounts which normally would fall between

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Mon, 05/24/2021 - 13:13
To find out the minute anyone starts impersonating your organization on the web, flyguydip suggests you "create a canary token and hide it on your web page so you get a notification any time someone clones your site." This early warning enables you to file a complaint with the registrar and get the takedown process started as soon as the site goes live.

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

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Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:21
We all hate accidentally sending unfinished emails, especially on sensitive topics, but it happens nonetheless. To eradicate the risk from your life, hasthisusernamegone suggests, "[D]on't compose it in your email client at all. All my ‘this is official, don't get this wrong’ emails are composed in a basic text editor (often Notepad), then copied and pasted over to Outlook when I'm happy with them

IT Pro Tuesday #149

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:13
Get this in your inbox each week. Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! This week, we're asking for your favorite 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, searchable list on our website here. Enjoy. But on with

A Tip

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 12:08
A great idea, kindly shared by gartral: I automated the clock cards (mag strip badges) re-encoding the strips that *always* fail between 4-6 weeks of daily use. Cards have a barcode that identifies the person for certain systems. Cards have mag strips that identifies them for the doors… Took a tedious job Security absolutely despised doing and turned it into a self-help kiosk. Workflow went from

IT Pro Tuesday #147

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 11:59
Get this in your inbox each week. Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! This week, we're asking for your favorite tools and tips 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, searchable list on our website here. Enjoy

A Tip

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 13:15
Some sage advice from technicalityNDBO for those thinking they should probably feel more 'expert' in the field by now: "IT is like a knowledge treadmill. You're always learning new technology and forgetting obsolete. Other skilled trades allow for spending 100% of your effort into getting better and better. In IT, you have to invest a non-significant amount of effort into just not getting worse."

A Tip

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 12:57
Building on our recent tip about logging terminal sessions, ahelsby adds: [W]hen logging your terminal sessions – make sure you don’t log your password to those plain text log files! You can also log all of your powershell work too – I use the following to save to a temporary directory and update the window title with the filename $transcriptlog = "c:\temp\powershelllogs\" + $env:username + (get

IT Pro Tuesday #141

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 12:48
Get this in your inbox each week. Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! This week, we're asking for your favorite tools and resources 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, searchable list on our website here