Windows 10 in-place upgrade with PowerShell and MDT

In this article, I will demonstrate how to use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and PowerShell to create a reusable in-place...

A safer way to patch ESXi using PowerCLI and VUM

Patching vSphere is fairly straightforward using vSphere Update Manager. You can let vCenter/VUM automate the patching of an entire datacenter...

Capture network traces with the PowerShell module NetEventPacketCapture

Every network admin will at some point need to capture and view network events to help troubleshoot network issues. The...

Using the Windows Defender PowerShell cmdlets

There are several ways to manage and configure Windows Defender, such as via the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Desired...

What version of SMB are my clients connecting to my Windows server with?

In light of the recent WannaCry attack, this simple PowerShell one liner will give you some insight into what SMB...

The best training experience I ever had

First off, before I tell my story I will admit that I am very lucky and in more than one...

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Automating Windows updates using the PowerShell PSWindowsUpdate module

I will admit it. I love PowerShell and if my choice is to use PowerShell over another tool to do...

Using PowerShell to test Active Directory-integrated DNS resolution

For anyone who has worked with Active Directory, they know that AD is dependent on it’s associated DNS zones/records. If...

How to Deploy Virtual Machines in vSphere Using PowerCLI

When I started deploying servers, the process involved racking the hardware, connecting it to the network, inserting a CD/DVD, installing...

Using VMware vSphere Update Manager with PowerCLI

In a vSphere environment, VMware states that vSphere Update Manager (VUM) is the preferred method of upgrading and patching vSphere....