Using PowerShell to Delete Files [All the Ways]
Maintaining free disk space is crucial when managing servers and systems. As admins, you wouldn't want to get caught unaware of a 'disk full' situation. We all know where that situation leads - dismounted database, stopped services, inaccessible website, and the list goes on.
Resolve-DnsName: Resolving DNS Records with PowerShell
If you're managing web or mail servers, you know how heavily these servers rely on adequately configured DNS records. Missing DNS records can cause all sorts of problems, including users not being able to find your website or non-delivery of emails. It is a good thing that the PowerShell Resolve-DnsName cmdlet exists, and with it, monitoring DNS records can be automated through scripting.
Back to Basics: The PowerShell For Loop
When you use PowerShell scripts to manage systems or process bulk tasks, you'll undoubtedly encounter the need to use a loop construct as part of your scripts. There are many types of loops available in PowerShell, and one of them is the for loop. The PowerShell for loop can make running the same set of commands on multiple items quickly and produce consistent results.
How to Create Descriptive PowerShell Comments
When a newcomer to PowerShell begins to write scripts, they typically focus on the code. After all, the code is what makes things happen! Executable code is obviously important, but what happens when you write so much code, you forget what it does? This is when PowerShell comments can come in.
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.
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.
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!
Understanding Import-Csv and the ForEach Loop
Have you ever had to do the same task multiple times? Like, creating multiple Active Directory users one user at a time using the GUI? Or how about logging in to a server to delete old logs from some selected folders? If your answer is yes, then know you're not alone. Most admins have gone through the same laborious process.
PowerShell and DevOps: Building a CI/CD Pipeline for a Module
You can build just about anything with PowerShell from teeny scripts to multi-hundred-line behemoths. But once you grow tired of creating PS1 script after PS1 script, you tend to start thinking of reusable tools via modules and combining PowerShell and DevOps.
How to Build a User Onboarding Automation Routine with Power Automate
Do you have a clunky, old onboard automation workflow with a confusing interface and probably requires Java that your HR team hates to use? If so, it's time to learn how to rid yourself of your "onboarding solution" altogether with Power Automate (formerly known as Microsoft Flow).