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Use PowerShell to Compute MD5 Hashes and Find Changed Files

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to compute MD5 hashes and find files changed in a folder.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a folder and I would like to detect if files within it have changed. I do not want to write a script to parse file sizes and dates modified because that seems to be a lot of work. Is there a way I can use an ...

Learn the Easy Way to Use PowerShell to Get File Hashes

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell PSCX Get-Hash cmdlet to get hash files in a directory. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a question that I hope will not require a lot of work on your part. I need to find the MD5 hash of files and folders. I use this information to determine if something has ...

Use PowerShell to Perform Offline Analysis of Security Logs

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses using Windows PowerShell to dump and to analyze event logs—including security logs.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I often need to process Windows event logs when I am called to do a forensic investigation of a server. One of the problems with saving the event log so that I can look at it...

Use PowerShell to Aid in Security Forensics

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses using Windows PowerShell to aid in security forensic analysis of processes and services on a compromised system.  Hey, Scripting Guy! It seems that somewhere I read that you have your CISSP certification, so I expect that you know about security. I am wondering, do you know anything ...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Manage Your Windows Azure Deployments

Summary: Guest blogger, Microsoft evangelist Brian Hitney, discusses using Windows PowerShell to create and to manage Windows Azure deployments. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have guest blogger, Brian Hitney. Brian is a developer evangelist at Microsoft. You can read more by Brian in his blog, Structure Too Big Blog: ...

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