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Month: April 2019

Deploy ConnectWise Automate (Formerly LabTech) Agent Remotely and Quietly with PowerShell

Deploy ConnectWise Automate (Formerly LabTech) Agent Remotely and Quietly with PowerShell

There are many different ways to deploy an RMM agent to monitor end-user machines and servers. A popular option is Group Policy, also some RMM tools have the ability to do a subnet scan, but I wanted to try and do it with PowerShell while also ensuring I do not have any false positives. I wanted PowerShell to do the following tasks:

  1. Check if a machine is online
  2. Check if WinRM is available and configured correctly
  3. Check if LabTech was already installed
  4. Copy install file locally
  5. Install program
  6. Check if program installed
  7. Keep note of the installed machine

Below is a basic tree overview of the runtime flow.

The script would also log the data so I can let it run without monitoring it. It would also run in a loop, therefore if a machine was not on at a specific time, the script would end up coming back and … Continue...

Master User Creator [PowerShell GUI Software] v2 Update

Master User Creator [PowerShell GUI Software] v2 Update

I usually do not post articles on updates to software that I write but there are so many great updates in Master User Creator V2 that I had to make another write up. Master User Creator (MUC) is a piece of software that makes creating Active Directory and/or Office 365 users easier and more efficient.  One of the drawbacks of creating a user in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) is that you have to first create the user, and then find the user and edit their attributes, modify group membership, and so on. Master User Creator give you one single interface that allows you to modify membership, permissions, licenses, attributes, and so on. You can create an AD and Office 365 user at a single time as well, even copying your AD User attributes with a single click of a button.

Since publicizing the software, I have gotten many … Continue...