PowerShell: Email me when Disk Space is running low on my Windows Servers (w/ SQL Server Integration)

Have you ever ran into a situation where your disk space on your Windows Server were running low and you had to constantly remote into the server to check the disk space? Now, imagine if you had to do this for 10-100 servers! holy crap. With this PowerShell script you can get an email notification when your disk space is […]

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How to Expand the Recipient Scope in Exchange 2010/2013

You may find yourself in a situation where you have Exchange in a multi-domain environment, that when your running commands like get-mailbox it’s not displaying mailboxes across all the domains. You can sort that out by simply expanding your recipient scope, you can do that by running the below Open Exchange Management Console with Admin rights Run the command below […]

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Create and Configure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

Create New Virtual Machine Let’s go to create the new virtual machine. Type new-vm -vmname test -memorystartupbytes 1GB Create Virtual Hard Drive new-vhd -path “C:\users\Public\Documents\Hyper-v\Virtual Hard Disks\test.vhdx” -sizebytes 20GB -fixed Use the -fixed to determine that your Virtual Hard Drive will be fixed. Because by default use Dynamic Virtual Hard Disk Type. After create the Virtual Hard Disk you will see […]

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Document Active Directory using AD Topology Diagrammer

I found the free Active Directory Topology Diagrammer (ADTD) tool which you can download it here. As stated in Microsoft’s description on the tool download page, ADTD connects to the Active Directory through LDAP and then creates the topology of the Active Directory and/or Exchange Server infrastructure. Charts include domains, sites, OUs, DFS-R, etc., and can be modified through Microsoft Visio. […]

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Configure Group Policy to deploy updates using WSUS 2016

One of the first steps you will need to take during the initial configuration of a WSUS Server is to establish communication between WSUS Server and clients. As clients (endpoints) we assume that they can be either Windows clients or Windows Servers. The most fundamental task is to direct each client to communicate with WSUS Server to check for new updates instead […]

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PowerShell: Disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration

Have you ever tried to get on the Internet on a Windows Server to download apps or access any web portal to configure an application and the IE ESC gets in the way? Yup, I think we all have been there. Here’s how to disable those pesky IE ESC settings using PowerShell. function Disable-ieESC { $AdminKey = “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components{A509B1A7-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}” […]

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How to Install Microsoft’s New Windows Terminal

Check this out… ==================== First you will need to download Chocolatey ( https://chocolatey.org/ the package manager for Windows – Software Management Automation ). ***Before you start, make sure you have the “Windows 10 1903 update” installed on your computer*** STEP #1 Run this in Command Prompt: @”%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe” -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command “iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(‘https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1′))” && SET “PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin” Or […]

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How to Deploy OVA / OVF Template Using VMware vSphere Desktop Client

Deploy OVF Template Note: The current version of vCenter in the example below is version 5.5. To deploy an OVF template, open the vSphere Desktop Client. On the top-left, click File and select Deploy OVF Template. In the next window, browse to the path containing the OVA file. In the example shown, I am deploying VMware vShield Manager 5.5.2 Build 1912200. The OVF template details will […]

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DevOps Foundation Certification

Feels really good getting this certification, it helps validate what I have been doing for the past year or so within DevOps. Description: The DevOps Foundation Certification course is an introduction to DevOps the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. […]

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