What Are Powershell Drives And Why Use Them?

As an IT professional, you’re familiar with how Windows represents storage volumes by using drive letters followed by a colon. C: is forever embedded in my brain. The system represents files and folders on each volume in a hierarchical fashion. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could browse other information repositories this way? For example, if you think about it, […]

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Getting Started With Ansible On Windows

One of the most popular configuration management and infrastructure automation products on the market is Ansible. Ansible — along with Chef, Puppet, CFEngine — is part of a class of software for DevOps. These tools help automate infrastructure provisioning, software deployments and general configuration management. Ansible is focused on Linux. However, with Microsoft’s new stance on open source, their community […]

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SysKit Enterprise Server Monitoring and Administrative Tool: A Technical Review

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post paid for by the tech vendor Acceleratio. However, I will always stand by all content produced because Acceleratio had no input as to the opinions of this post; only to point out technical inaccuracies. Acceleratio is a leading software company located in Zagreb, Croatia. Founded in 2009, the company quickly evolved into a leading […]

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How To Setup Linux To Query Windows WinRM Hosts

To run commands on Windows computers from a Linux host requires a few more steps than just enabling it. PowerShell remoting now provides the ability to remotely execute commands on computers just like being on the remote machine’s console. It provides seamless integration with Active Directory and is simple to setup but only if in a Windows environment. Because the […]

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How To Use PSScriptAnalyzer To Analyze Your Powershell Scripts

Writing code is a creative endeavor. Just like art, being creative however doesn’t always mean “good.” It’s possible to spend days working on a PowerShell project, see that it solves the problem it was created to solve yet breaks the moment a single line is changed. Even though you can write code a particular way doesn’t mean you should. Luckily, […]

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Psake: Build Automation With Powershell

Psake, pronounced sah-ki, is an automation tool that allows anyone to create software build scripts in PowerShell. DevOps is a hot topic these days. As such, many traditional operations folks find themselves thrust into many traditional developer-focused roles like deploying custom software through a build process. This has led ops guys and gals to adapt their existing knowledge to software […]

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Add a Calculated Property with Select-Object in PowerShell

You probably know PowerShell is all about objects. Objects are what make PowerShell great! By nature, all objects have properties, and we can read those properties by various means. The native objects we get back from commands like Get-Process, Get-Service, and a plethora of other commands are usually just fine. But sometimes the properties returned on an object need to […]

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