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Running commands as another user using DSC script resource

Running commands as another user using DSC script resource

A while ago, I received an email from a reader who wanted to run a few Exchange PowerShell cmdlets using DSC. DSC runs as SYSTEM and using Exchange cmdlets will… Read more »

#PSTip Taking control of verbose and debug output, part 3

#PSTip Taking control of verbose and debug output, part 3

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 2.0 or later. In the first two tips of this series we focused on the problem. It is time to implement a solution. The assumption… Read more »

#PSTip Taking control of verbose and debug output, part 2

#PSTip Taking control of verbose and debug output, part 2

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 3.0 or later. In the first part of this series, we identified the problem–commands (scripts or functions) that ‘partially’ support verbose and debug messages. And… Read more »

#PSTip Taking control of verbose and debug output, part 1

#PSTip Taking control of verbose and debug output, part 1

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 2.0 or later. One of the PowerShell features that makes writing scripts and functions easier is ability to produce different types of output. We can… Read more »

#PSTip Generating a self-signed certificate

#PSTip Generating a self-signed certificate

Self-signed certificates might be needed for different purposes, such as the test environments. A more practical example is Azure Recovery Services where self-signed certificates can be used as vault certificates. Many online articles suggests… Read more »

Bootstrapping DSC configuration using Azure VM DSC extension

Bootstrapping DSC configuration using Azure VM DSC extension

In one of the earlier articles, I demonstrated how we can use the Azure VM custom script extension to bootstrap DSC LCM meta-configuration after creating a new VM. In that… Read more »

#PSTip Configuring trunk mode in Hyper-V

#PSTip Configuring trunk mode in Hyper-V

With the introduction of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, the Hyper-V Extensible Switch became available providing more functionality than previous versions. One of the new features was support for VLAN… Read more »

Understanding Azure VM DSC Extension

Understanding Azure VM DSC Extension

The Azure team released the Azure PowerShell Tools version 0.8.6 that includes cmdlets for working with a new Azure VM extension called DSC extension. Using DSC extension, we can push… Read more »

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