Monthly Archives: June 2013

Powershell to add a user to a group on remote machines

A new Developer is brought on board and needs access to the ULS logs on 10 different machines.

2 part solution:
Part 1:
This only has to be done once, so I did this manually, A powershell script would be great for this, but I don’t have one – Sorry!

  • Create a local group on each server called “LogReaders”
  • Share the ULS logs folder on each server
  • Add “read” permissions to the “LogReaders” group to the share/NTFS permissions for the ULS log folder

Part 2:
Use the following script, updating values to match your environment –
Run the script as needed, each time a new developer needs access to the log folders