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Run CentOS 7 in Hyper-V

Why CentOS? Windows has been the leading operating system in homes and businesses and I myself appreciate and like Microsoft products a lot. Although, like every software, Windows is far from being perfect, it’s very easy to use and troubleshoot.

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Why are PowerShell Skills Vital?

This is the article I wrote for the National Novel Writing Month Challenge announced by Don Jones at PowerShell.org. I discuss why I think it’s important to learn PowerShell and how I learn it. With this article I’d like to

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Keep Updated VM Images with Hyper-V and PowerShell

Baseline or template images for virtual machines are essential in any decent computer lab and keeping those images updated and ready for deployment is one of the most fundamental tasks. You can accomplish this by using different solutions depending on

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Scheduled Task to Run PowerShell Cmdlet

Creating a scheduled task with PowerShell is generally pretty easy, but creating a task to run a PowerShell cmdlet can be a bit trickier. Recently I had to come up with a solution to make a computer automatically shut itself

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Delegate Credentials in PowerShell Remoting

Recently I was working on a script in my lab and I run into the double-hop delegation problem. I love the idea of running server core servers and managing them from a client using Remote Server Administrator Tools and PowerShell

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The Heart of PowerShell

I watched Jeffrey Snover’s presentation recorded at a recent Dutch PowerShell User Group event, where he talked about some very important and fundamental concepts. I’ve placed the links at the end of my post and I encourage everyone to watch

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Servicing Windows Images

I’m preparing for my second MCSA certification exam, which is Administering Windows Server 2012 and its code is 411. I took the first exam, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, a few months ago and I found reading other people’s

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Advanced PowerShell Function to Create VMs

In one of my earlier posts I wrote about the differences between scripts and functions and introduced some features that make a function advanced. Today I’d like to share my tool I’ve written to automate the process of creating VMs

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PowerShell Splatting – Make your Scripts Simpler

PowerShell cmdlets can have a lot of parameters and this can make lines in our scripts awfully long. Long lines aren’t only ugly, but they make it more difficult to understand and modify the script. Fortunately, we can use a

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Reset AD User Password with PowerShell

The most volatile objects in Active Directory are user accounts and their most frequently changing property is probably the password. For this reason, it’s very important to find an efficient and scalable way of managing these changes. Actually we’ve got

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