How to Use the PowerShell Test-Path Cmdlet

The PowerShell Test-Path cmdlet is a universally handy command to confirm files, registry keys, variables and more exist. Learn how to use it here!

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Announcing Adam the Automator’s Next Big Venture

What are your goals in life? Do you love answering the pager in the middle of the night? Do you ever think you make too much money or have too much free time? No?

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In-Depth Guide to Building a PowerShell Pipeline in Azure DevOps

Learn about executing scripts in Azure Pipelines. Know basics of how Azure Pipelines invokes PowerShell scripts.

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The Ultimate Guide to Procmon

Learn everything there is to know with tons of examples in this all-in-one Procmon guide!

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Setting up NuGet Server on Windows (Complete Walkthrough)

So you've developed code. Great! Now you have to publish it to your users. But how There are many ways to accomplish this but one of the most used is NuGet. NuGet is a technology that allows you to publish code in the form of packages for others. A NuGet server is a way to make it happen.

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The ipconfig Commands You Need to Know

Learn all of the ipconfig commands you need to know in this in-depth blog post from an 20+ year IT professional.

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How to Survive Refactoring a PowerShell Script from Hell

Have you inherited a mess of a PowerShell script? Learn how to build it into a fresh, well-behaved automation engine!

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How to Get a Computer Name with PowerShell

Learn how to use PowerShell to get a computer name in many different ways using this informative tutorial. Read on.

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Back to Basics: How to Manage Windows Services with PowerShell

Windows services is one of those topics nearly every Windows sysadmin has to work with. To manage Windows services you could fire up the services.msc MMC snap-in for one-off tasks but what if you need to build some kind of automation with PowerShell? Learn how to use PowerShell to get a service, use PowerShell to start a service, use PowerShell to stop a service, and use PowerShell to restart a service in this tutorial!

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Self Service your IT with PowerShell and au2mator

Do more with PowerShell and au2mator Self Service Portal. Use the advantage of PowerShell to automate your daily IT Tasks and Processes, and Self Service with au2mator to delegate to the right people in your Company.

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How to Write Beautiful PowerShell Code using Best Practices

Want to write better PowerShell code? You must read this.

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How to Configure WinRM over HTTPS for Ansible

Learn the execute Ansible winrm command against a Windows host. Use the win_shell module to perform your testing.

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How to Build with Terraform: Azure VMs (Windows)

Learn how to get started with Terraform Azure VM to create simple to complex infrastructure on-prem or in the cloud.

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How to Parse ARM Output Variables in Azure DevOps Pipelines

In this article, you're to learn one of the most troublesome aspects of using ARM templates in AzDo pipelines - managing output variables.

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Infrastructure as Code: Where Continuous Delivery All Begins

If you've ever created kind of cloud or virtual infrastructure on-prem manually, you'd know there's either a lot of clicking or a lot of typing going on. Infrastructure as Code (Iac) takes care of that.

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Getting Started using SSH with PowerShell

Know how to set up Windows' SSH client and get both Windows 10 and Windows Server set up to use SSH with PowerShell Remoting.

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Deploying Infrastructure with AWS CLI and CloudFormation

Learn how to deploy AWS CLI and cloudformation and know its advantages over manual provisioning of infrastructure.

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How to Apply Azure DSC Configurations in Azure ARM Templates

If you're deploying Azure Windows virtual machines (VMs) via ARM templates and need to configure Windows, this article is for you. In this tutorial, you're going to learn how to use the Desired State Configuration (DSC) extension for ARM templates to seamlessly deploy and configure an Azure VM Scale Set with a single template.

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Managing Your Exchange Database to Be in Tip Top Shape

Any system administrator responsible for a Microsoft Exchange environment will, most likely, at some point need to manage Exchange databases. Instead of using the Exchange Admin Center admins can use the Get-MailboxDatabase, New-MailboxRepairRequest, and Move-DatabasePath PowerShell cmdlets to make it happen.

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Publishing Artifacts in an Azure DevOps Release Pipeline

So you've got an Azure DevOps release pipeline created. You've automated the build and all of the tests. Now comes the time to publish a build artifact somewhere. Stick around to learn how to add a NuGet Azure Artifacts feed to Azure DevOps!

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