PowerShell script to logoff user remotely on a list of servers

2015-11-25 / PowerShell, Server, Windows / 0 Comments

Problem:

I needed a PowerShell script to remotely logoff a domain user on multiple servers.

 

Solution:

Using my script with the PowerShell module PSTerminalServices from https://psterminalservices.codeplex.com/
I was able to create a method to disconnect the users remotely

$username = 'jbaldanza'
$filepath = 'c:\temp\servers.txt'

If (!(Get-module PSTerminalServices )) 
{
    try 
    {
        Import-Module PSTerminalServices
        Write-Host "PSTerminalServices Module Loaded" -ForegroundColor Green
    } 
    catch 
    {
        Write-Host "PSTerminalServices module does not exist, please install" -ForegroundColor Red
    }
}

foreach ($server in (Get-Content -Path $filepath)) 
{
    Write-Host "Checking for $username on $server" -ForegroundColor Cyan   
    try 
    {
        $loggedInUsers = get-tssession -ComputerName $server
        if ($loggedInUsers.UserName -contains $username) 
        {

            Write-Host "Found $username connected to $server" -ForegroundColor Green
            $userNameSessionID = $loggedInUsers | Where-Object -Property UserName -eq $username | Select-Object -Property SessionID
            foreach ($sessionID in $userNameSessionID) 
            {
                $currentSessionID = $sessionID.SessionId       
                Write-Host "$username's SessionID is $currentSessionID" -ForegroundColor Cyan
                try 
                {
                    Start-Sleep 2
                    Stop-TSSession -ComputerName $server -Id $currentSessionID -Confirm:$false -Force
                    Write-Host "Disconnected $username's session $currentSessionID from $server" -ForegroundColor Green
                }
                catch 
                {
                    Write-Host "Unable to disconnect $username's session $currentSesionID from $server" -ForegroundColor Red
                }
            }
        }
        else 
        {
            Write-Host "User $username not connected to $server" -ForegroundColor Yellow
        }
    }
    catch 
    {
        Write-Host "Unable to connect to $server" -ForegroundColor Red
    }
}
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PowerShell script to change permission of a certificate’s private key

2015-11-01 / PowerShell, Server / 0 Comments

Problem:
I needed to change the permissions of a certificate’s private key in the windows local computer store on multiple servers. I use the certificate’s thumbprint to find the certificate and then apply the permissions to the user listed.

Solution:

$serviceAccount = 'NETWORK SERVICE'
$certThumbprint = 'x xx xx x xx xx xx dd dd ee ee ff ff gg hh 5e 20 3f 53 52'
$permissionType = 'Read'
    try
    {
        #Clear Existing Variables
        $cert = ''
        $keyFullPath = ''
        Write-Host "--------------------------"
        Write-Host "Server: $env:ComputerName" -ForegroundColor Cyan
        Write-Host "Finding Certificate..." -ForegroundColor Green
        #Get Certificate
        $cert = Get-ChildItem -Path cert:\LocalMachine\My | Where-Object {$_.Thumbprint -eq ($certThumbprint -replace '\s','')}
        If ($cert -ne $null -and $cert.PrivateKey.CspKeyContainerInfo.UniqueKeyContainerName -ne $null) 
        {
            # Get Location of the machine related keys
            $keyPath = $env:ProgramData + "\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys\"; 
            $keyName = $cert.PrivateKey.CspKeyContainerInfo.UniqueKeyContainerName;
            $keyFullPath = $keyPath + $keyName;
            Write-Host "Found Certificate..." -ForegroundColor Green
            Write-Host "Granting access to $serviceAccount..." -ForegroundColor Green
            #Grant Full Control to account listed in $serviceAccount
            $acl = (Get-Item $keyFullPath).GetAccessControl('Access') #Get Current Access
            $buildAcl = New-Object  System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule($serviceAccount,$permissionType,"Allow") #Build Access Rule
            $acl.SetAccessRule($buildAcl) #Add Access Rule
            Set-Acl $keyFullPath $acl #Save Access Rules
            Write-Host "Access granted to $serviceAccount..." -ForegroundColor Green
            Write-Host "--------------------------"
        }
        Else {
            Write-Host "Unable to find Certificate that matches thumbprint $certThumbprint or the private key is missing..." -ForegroundColor Red
            Write-Host "--------------------------"
        }
    }
    catch
    {
        Write-Host "Unable to grant access to $serviceAccount..." -ForegroundColor Yellow
        Write-Host "--------------------------"
        throw $_;
    }
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