Archive for July, 2011

List all shares with Everyone having FullControl access

Ever wonder how many users grant full control to Everyone on shares they created? This opens a huge risk, as any virus/worm can write itself to these shares, given the NTFS permissions allow them as well. At any rate, I don’t think it’s a good idea, so I scripted it out and found something like 470 shares where Everyone was granted FullControl access in my environment. OUCH!

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Add domain group to local administrator group in Windows using PowerShell

Written July 18th, 2011 by
Categories: Server Management

I built 38 new servers and needed to add a domain group to the local administrator group of all of them. Instead of using computer management (compmgmt.msc) to connect to each one, or a GPO, I decided to use PowerShell, and found it’s actually pretty simple to do.

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