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#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 3

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 3

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 3.0 or later. Whenever we retrieve information from SQL database we are faced with the problem: are we happy with column names defined in database… Read more »

Cross-domain configuration management with DSC

Cross-domain configuration management with DSC

Most of the DSC examples we have seen so far here or elsewhere focused on single domain scenarios. However, in a real-world deployment, we have mixed domains and even a… Read more »

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 2

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 2

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 3.0 or later. Adding support for easy filtering on individual table columns is great, but the fact that user would have to use SQL wildcard… Read more »

Bootstrapping LCM meta-configuration in a Azure VM

Bootstrapping LCM meta-configuration in a Azure VM

I have been a very active user of DSC both in the lab and on all my Azure VMs. One of the things I always do is to configure my… Read more »

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 1

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 1

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 2.0 or later. This is the first tip in a series of SQL filtering tips. I find myself using SQL as a source of the… Read more »

Testing the effectiveness of Get-Random

Testing the effectiveness of Get-Random

An ongoing argument I’ve seen in the PowerShell community is regarding the effectiveness of random numbers generated by the Get-Random cmdlet. Those who claim that Get-Random does not produce cryptographically… Read more »

#PSTip Show friendly GPO names with Get-ADOrganizationalUnit

#PSTip Show friendly GPO names with Get-ADOrganizationalUnit

When using the Get-ADOrganizationalUnit cmdlet there is a property available, LinkedGroupPolicyObjects. Unfortunately, that property only displays the GUID of the Group Policy Objects. To make it easier to identify which… Read more »

How braces and semicolons became a part of my life

How braces and semicolons became a part of my life

A mishandled case, an irate customer and a top box (i.e. exceeded customer expectations in a post case resolution survey) at the climax. No, this isn’t a premise for a… Read more »

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