Posts by Year

2020

Back to Top ↑

2018

Watch for changes with PowerShell

6 minute read

I recently needed to make a change to the membership of an Active Directory group which was enforced via Puppet. While waiting for the Puppet manifest to app...

Getting started with Puppet on Windows

11 minute read

This blog post describes some initial steps you can take to learn Puppet, particularly to control Windows machines. I’m currently learning Puppet via the Pup...

A PowerShell Tool Scorecard

11 minute read

This post contains a PowerShell tool-making scorecard: a series of short questions to assess whether your custom cmdlet/function/tool is following some (gene...

PowerShell Core 6.0

5 minute read

PowerShell now comes in two flavours, (Vanilla) Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core (..Rocky Road? ice cream flavour TBD). PowerShell Core is a version of...

Back to Top ↑

2017

TILFMOL #4 - PowerShell Jobs

4 minute read

This is the fourth and final part of a short series of posts about things I discovered by reading the excellent Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches book (...

TILFMOL #3 - PowerShell Remoting

4 minute read

This is part three of a short series of posts about things I discovered from reading Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches (recently released in 3rd edition...

TILFMOL #2 - PowerShell Help

7 minute read

This is part two of a short series of posts about things I discovered or had clarified by reading the excellent Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches book (...

TILFMOL #1 - The PowerShell Pipeline

4 minute read

As introduced in my previous post, this is part one of a four part series that documents some things I discovered or had clarified by reading the excellent L...

Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches

2 minute read

I got started with PowerShell thanks to the encouragement and enthusiasm of a friend and former colleague. Following that, I’ve largely developed my knowledg...

Back to Top ↑

2016

Getting started with Powershell

8 minute read

This post is a list of resources and tips to help anyone new to Windows Powershell in getting started with the language. If Powershell is completely new to y...

Containers in Windows Server 2016 TP5

7 minute read

I’m just starting to get my head around the concept of Containers and as such decided to take Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 for a spin, which inclu...

A PowerShell stopwatch for your Profile.ps1

2 minute read

Boe Prox blogged/tweeted recently about how you can start a stopwatch in PowerShell with one line using the command [System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch]::StartNew(...

Back to Top ↑