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....

Import hosted Chocolatey packages into Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

For users of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) the ability to separate applications from the OS during deployment is a great...

Possessor of many skills, master of none – the IT generalist

The one single piece of technology I have spent the most time learning and exploring it is PowerShell. Since I...

The new local user and group cmdlets in PowerShell 5.1

With the recent release of PowerShell 5.1—part of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1—Microsoft introduced new cmdlets for working with local...

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Using PSReleaseTools to install latest PowerShell v6 release on Mac

I have been throughly enjoying the use of PowerShell on my new MacBook since it arrived a few months ago....

How Chocolatey Business saved me from a Patch Tuesday disaster

First off, I will admit it. I have bad luck with Patch Tuesday and WSUS servers. Twice in the last...

Put down your laptop, turn off your phone, turn off your brain and get into the wilderness

There was a time before I was before I was a Father, before I was a husband that I would...

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Using the PowerShell #requires statement in your script

A few years ago I was working with a team of sysadmins. We were all learning PowerShell together and were...