[Pauldotcom] PowerShell Assessment
CDumont at nwnit.com
Mon Aug 1 12:18:31 UTC 2011
Greetings All in the PDC world, I am starting my GCWN Gold certification, and the paper is going to focus on doing assessments of a Windows environment using the PowerShell.
While I am not a PowerShell guru, I figured this would be a great way to emerse myself in the PowerShell. So the first big stumbling block I have run into, is to assess an AD environment you need to install the Active Directory Web Service (ADWS) and/or Active Directory Management Gateway Service (ADMGS).
When doing assessments I don't like to ask customers to install software agents, if you will, to support the assessment. My questions to the mailing list are two fold:
1. Is installing the ADWS & ADMGS truly necessary, and if so are these services commonly installed? So, asking the customer to install the service would not be unreasonable, or I should find the service installed all ready.
2. Not counting the Quest Snapins, because I already have them installed, are their any other PowerShell plugins that a security professional or windows administrator would need to install. Please keep in-mind the focus of the paper is the AD and IIS, so the plugins for exchange and VM Ware, while very much necessary for a lot of things, I am focusing on just AD and IIS for the research paper.
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