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Sep
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comment How many hours the PC has worked
This very much depends on what exactly you're looking to measure, and what assurances you have about the PC's build history. For example, the HDD measurements suggested in some answers are no good to you if the HDD was replaced before selling the PC to you. (A common security measure, especially for businesses.) Also, time of usage alone is not necessarily an accurate measure of the wear and tear on a machine - 24 hours of 100% CPU usage is very different from 24 hours of idling. And the "Install Date" from systeminfo is no good if the OS has been reloaded at any time.
Sep
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comment Schrodinger's Contacts in Lync
@lethalMango Nope. Even after the change to "Skype for Business", or whatever Microsoft likes to call it, I still have this issue.
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accepted Replacements for ampersand and double-ampersand in PowerShell
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comment How to establish previous modification dates of a file?
@Begueradj No, I think they're looking for the last Last Modified date - i.e. what time was the time the file was modified, immediately before the most recent time?
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answered How to access Metasploitable2 vm frrom a Kali vm?
Aug
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comment Path too long, but it's not?
@Eris In theory, I just need to know what the names are for the useful extra properties I would be getting from Verbose. Then I can pull them from the error object and into the log, like I'm doing with the above script parts.
Aug
12
comment How do version differences affect PowerShell commands on remote computers?
Ok, that makes enough sense for actual PS remote sessions. What about using the commands remotely, e.g. with the -Computer parameter from a local console?
Aug
11
comment Path too long, but it's not?
@Eris Is there any way I can just capture that data in the error logging functionality I'm using already - i.e.: just add another property to the log? I don't know for sure that the first error I hit will be one of the shorter paths. It would be good if I could just run through the whole thing and capture that verbose data for all of them so I can see the difference (if any).
Aug
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asked Enumerate remote SMB shares with PowerShell on non-Windows system using WIndows 7
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comment Knowing the MAC adress of a stolen laptop
Some Wi-Fi routers retain information about devices that were recently connected. I'm not sure what a MAC address will really buy you though. Since they can be changed in software, I'm not sure it would stand up in court as a unique identifier to prove ownership. Aside from that, you could use it to locate the laptop but only if you're already in fairly close range.