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!
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.
23 Must-Have Work Tips from a Working from Home Veteran
It’s March 2020 as I write this and the world is changing as I type. Hospitals are crying out for masks, ventilators and other essential services. There is talk about having to pick and choose who dies soon, normally bustling cities are ghost towns and we’re not allowed to touch anyone anymore. It truly is an odd time to be alive.
3 Tips to Build a 150,000-Reader/Month Technical Blog
Many engineers have blogs. If you're like me, you probably started up a blog to document the goings on in your job. Many of us start blogs for our own purposes as a way to record that obscure fix that worked in production or an interesting way to set up the latest software.
The Curse of Knowledge is Worse Than You Think
When you show someone how to solve a problem, acquire a new skill or accomplish a task, you're teaching. You're teaching that random Internet blog reader how to create a database, a coworker casually stopping by with that coding problem she can't figure out or even your son how to ride a bike.
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. To provision anything in requires remembering which screen to go to or what command to run. If you're just playing around trying to learn Azure that's fine but once that playing turns into business-critical, production processes where time is money, something has to change.
Running PowerShell Scripts in Azure DevOps Pipelines (2 of 2)
No one product will ever provide all of the built-in tools you need to get the job done. Scripts are like the glue that brings workflows together and the shims that make solutions work. in Azure DevOps (AzDo) Pipelines, PowerShell and Bash scripts are your best friends.
How to Apply DSC Configurations to VMs 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.
Managing Microsoft Exchange EDB Databases with PowerShell
Any system administrator responsible for a Microsoft Exchange environment will, most likely, at some point need to interact and troubleshoot Exchange Database (EDB) files. Mailbox databases are stored in the EDB file format. Contained within an EDB file are in-process and non-SMTP messages.