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Hi All,

I've tried to search to see if anyone has asked the question before on here and through google and found nothing so I apologise if this has been asked before;

Is there any way to have a Scan Profile that grabs data from a PowerShell command (single and multi-line)?

I want to grab the WoL data of active Ethernet adapters using the Get-NetAdapter command, which I'm using to return the DeviceID to further get more settings via WMI MSPower_DeviceWakeEnable.

When I have the status of the WoL of the defined NIC, I then was going to use that as part of a Dynamic Collection, so I can ascertain when and if these settings are dropped when a Service Pack or other otuside influence resets them.

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  • This is something I've been thinking about as well.

    Off the top of my head, one way to implement this would be to create a script that has what all the WoL settings should be, and checks against the current settings of the target. If the settings don't match, output what has changed to a text file on the local machine. Create a package in Deploy with that script and run it on a schedule (or however you want).

    Then you would be able to add a file scan to any scan profile checking for that file. If it exists, it gets put into a collection for "WoL misconfigured" and you'd be able to follow up from there. You could then have a different package (or just a separate step dependent on targets in the new collection) to reapply the desired WoL configs.

    I haven't sat down and really thought it out, so it's very possible there are much more simple and elegant solutions than mine.

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  • This is something we are definitely looking into. I have no ETA on when/if it will be implemented.

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  • That would be a suitable work around in this case, thanks for your idea.

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  • It would certainly prove to be an immensely powerful tool. WMI only gets you so far, but I doubt there isn't much you couldn't pull using Powershell!

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  • This would be pretty generally useful.

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  • @William Baldwin Did you ever go further with this?  How did it work out?

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  • We're actually building the PowerShell Scanner right now! If you would like to join the private beta, sign up here: https://forms.gle/nFFVqfy2PqYrqP2h6

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  • I saw your notices about that beta... can you share what the scanner does / use case?

     

     

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  • It allows you to create your own scanner by writing a PowerShell script to gather any information you want. It parses the objects the script outputs to the pipeline and formats them into a table. This screenshot is from an internal alpha version.

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