List/Grid Author Archives: Ravikanth C

#PSTip Find variables in a script

#PSTip Find variables in a script

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 3.0 or later. I had recently completed writing a PowerShell module for an internal project. Within this module, I ended up using variables in the… Read more »

#PSTip Validate if an Active Directory Organizational Unit exists or not

#PSTip Validate if an Active Directory Organizational Unit exists or not

For some recent scripting work, I needed to find if an AD OU existed or not from a computer that is not domain-joined. I knew that the System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry class can… Read more »

Fasten your seat belts and start contributing to the DSC PowerShell resource repository!

Fasten your seat belts and start contributing to the DSC PowerShell resource repository!

The DSC resource development team at Microsoft released ten waves of DSC resource kit that has almost 180 resources. There are resources for System Center products, Azure Pack, Microsoft Exchange, and… Read more »

Mixed refresh mode support for DSC partial configurations

Mixed refresh mode support for DSC partial configurations

Partial configurations in DSC allow department-level delegation of target system configuration. This is an important step in enabling collaboration in the enterprise configuration management context. When partial configurations feature was introduced in… Read more »

DSC Local Configuration Manager Refresh Modes in WMF 5.0

DSC Local Configuration Manager Refresh Modes in WMF 5.0

In the WMF 5.0 Preview February release, a new DSC RefreshMode setting is added to the LCM meta-configuration. If you have worked with first release of DSC or any of the… Read more »

Windows Management Framework 5.0 February preview available

Windows Management Framework 5.0 February preview available

Windows PowerShell team announced the availability of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 Preview February 2015. This preview is available for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012. As… Read more »

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