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Archive for September, 2016

Deadline for proposal submissions fast approaching

Posted by: | September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Deadline for proposal submissions fast approaching |

The deadline for proposal submissions for the 2017 PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit is fast approaching.   A list of possible topics is available here https://powershell.org/2016/09/06/nearing-last-call-for-powershell-summit-topic-proposals-topic-ideas/   as well as the original call for topics https://powershell.org/2016/08/01/powershell-and-devops-global-summit-2017-call-for-topics/   If you do decide to submit session proposals please submit multiple proposals. if we can get a speaker […]

under: PowerShell, Summit

How many domain admins do you need?

Posted by: | September 14, 2016 Comments Off on How many domain admins do you need? |

I was working on a book chapter this afternoon and  something I was reading made me  stop and think for a moment. How many people are members of your domain admins group – or even worse the enterprise admins or schema admins groups.   Many of the organisations where I’ve reviewed their AD have 15, […]

under: Security

using help proactively

Posted by: | September 5, 2016 Comments Off on using help proactively |

I was reading a thread on the forum about using a particular cmdlet and it occurred to me that the person posing the question hadn’t actually looked at the help file for the cmdlet.   One of the first things I do when coming across a new cmdlet – either in some code or when […]

under: PowerShell Basics

Open source PowerShell and OMI

Posted by: | September 3, 2016 Comments Off on Open source PowerShell and OMI |

OMI – the Open Source CIM server is available on github https://github.com/Microsoft/omi This appears to be a later version than currently shown on the open group web site   Combine this with open source PowerShell https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell   and the DSC on Linux https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerShell-DSC-for-Linux   And you have your basis for managing Linux machines

under: CIM, DSC, Open Source, PowerShell

Does Microsoft hate wireless?

Posted by: | September 1, 2016 Comments Off on Does Microsoft hate wireless? |

Not having a lot of success with Windows new builds and wireless adapters this year.   First off Windows 2016 TP5 didn’t work with wireless – needed to install a patch to get it working. It still drops the connection when machine is powered down but while a pain is easy to remedy.   Windows […]

under: Windows 10, Windows Server 2016

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