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#PSTip Get currently available MAC address from Hyper-V MAC address pool

#PSTip Get currently available MAC address from Hyper-V MAC address pool

I have written scripts to automate VM deployments across a farm of Hyper-V servers and I prefer using static MAC addresses for all my workload virtual machines. So, it is… Read more »

Get started with Pester (PowerShell unit testing framework)

Get started with Pester (PowerShell unit testing framework)

Some time ago I stumbled upon the Pester framework that promised I would be able to test my scripts. This seemed to be super-useful for my day-to-day scripting, but unfortunately… Read more »

#PSTip Identifying read-only domain controllers

#PSTip Identifying read-only domain controllers

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 2.0 or above. When you get a list of domain controllers using the AD module, one of the properties each DC has is the IsReadOnly property. When IsReadOnly is… Read more »

#PSTip Setting VM Bandwidth Management QoS in Hyper-V using PowerShell

#PSTip Setting VM Bandwidth Management QoS in Hyper-V using PowerShell

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 3.0 or above. The bandwidth utilized by a VM (QoS = Quality of Service ) can be controlled via special parameters of the virtual network card… Read more »

#PSTip How to disable DNS registration with PowerShell

#PSTip How to disable DNS registration with PowerShell

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 2.0 or above. Today, a colleague in the network team asked if we could disable the default DNS registration flag (shown below) because our computers… Read more »

#PSTip GitHub PowerShell syntax highlighting in Markdown

#PSTip GitHub PowerShell syntax highlighting in Markdown

GitHub, a service for hosting development projects that can be written in many programing and scripting languages has its own extensions to the popular Markdown style. This allows us to add… Read more »

Accidental Sabotage: Beware of CredSSP

Accidental Sabotage: Beware of CredSSP

One common issue that an administrator faces when using PowerShell remoting is the “double hop” problem. An administrator uses PowerShell remoting to connect to Server A and then attempts to… Read more »

#PSTip Installing and setting up AWS PowerShell Tools

#PSTip Installing and setting up AWS PowerShell Tools

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 2.0 or above. I have been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and for me the default management tool is their PowerShell module. I have… Read more »

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