One script to get an overview of all your clients open ports and CVE vulnerabilities using Powershell, ConnectWise Automate and Shodan’s free API

2019-12-04T00:59:43+00:00December 4th, 2019|

Following a day recently where Shodan sold lifetime memberships for $1, and inspired by how simple their API was to use as highlighted initially by Kelvin Tegelaar (CyberDrain.com) I decided that it was a perfect opportunity to utilise my AutomateAPI to get decent, actionable information out of the Shodan API. The output of this script includes ports that have [...]

I’m going to IT Nation Explore!

2019-12-10T18:33:59+00:00June 10th, 2019|

Hello everyone, all though some of you may already know for those that don't I am going to be at the IT Nation Explore (Previously Automation Nation) event in Florida. I'll be getting there Wednesday evening and leaving Sunday evening. Please feel free to seek me out and I hope to meet as many people as I can (look [...]

Remote Monitor Series: Finding machines/agents with a non-default host file

2018-12-04T00:11:02+00:00December 4th, 2018|

The idea for this monitor was triggered by a problem someone posted about in the LabTechGeek Slack. This monitor will find any modifications that have been made to a standard windows host file, and return them. The test should be setup to do a condition contains "Standard host file" minus the ". [crayon-5e2eee664eb59715836880/] Remote Monitor Tips Remote monitors can [...]

Free Report – Export all EDFs (Even Custom Ones!)

2018-08-28T23:57:00+01:00August 28th, 2018|

Hello everyone! It's been a few months since I released a free report, and figured this one may go down well. This report will export all populated EDFs, including checkboxes and dropdowns and format all the data for you in a, hopefully, easy to consume report. Perfect if you are storing things like Bitlocker encryption keys, Local Admin passwords [...]

Why you should almost never need to run anything as Admin in Automate

2018-03-02T23:30:43+00:00March 2nd, 2018|

By far the biggest trap that people fall into when they start leveraging the capabilities of Automate scripting, commands and all other sorts of goodies, is they choose to run those features as Admin. There are a significant amount of functions that allow you to run as Admin. Most people try these functions and they don't work as they [...]

Remote Monitor – Use LabTech/ConnectWise Automate to monitor latency/response time on a network

2017-12-06T11:40:50+00:00December 6th, 2017|

Though Automate/LabTech has built-in tests for website latency and simple ping up/down checks, there is nothing in place for monitoring latency/response time on a network. This can be achieved by doing the following: Right click the agent you want to install the monitor on, Monitors > Add New Monitor Choose Yes to create using the Wizard Choose Monitor the results of an Executable [...]

Internal Monitor – RAWSQL – Machine’s running Office 2007 (V12) or Earlier

2017-11-10T22:14:58+00:00November 10th, 2017|

I thought this one of mine was worth sharing, especially helpful if you need a method of mass generating alerts/tickets/warnings for clients running Office 2007 or earlier. Internal Monitor - SOFTWARE - Office 2007 or Below Installed - Zipped SQL Download Install Instructions: Extract the .SQL file out of the zip download above In the LabTech CC, go to [...]

Report Center – DLL Error – There was an error loading the report data

2017-11-08T01:50:57+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Something that has plagued the Report Center for a while, tonight I got chance to sit down and have a look at what was causing the problem. If you have exported the repx files previously for this report, it may be a better idea to just import it instead of doing the below. This is meant for situations [...]