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How to uninstall (and restore) Windows 10's built-in apps

Before you remove any of Windows 10's built-in apps, know that Cortana relies on some of them to help you out. If you remove an app and notice that …

Azure PowerShell: How it Works, Best Practices, and Tutorials

We’ve talked about Azure and some of its helpful features before, such as Azure App Services and the oh-so-useful deployment slots, how to find Azure …

Building Hyper-V lab environments based on PowerShell DSC

In this article we will look at how the PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) feature in Windows PowerShell can be leveraged for building lab …

Linux

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 5

<b>Summary</b>: Curly Blue learns the true meaning of scripting in PowerShell.<p>When we last saw our hero, Curly Blue, he had discovered not only the ease of …

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 4

<b>Summary</b>: Curly Blue learns how to use GitHub resources on PowerShell to clean out old office installations.<p>When we last saw our hero, Curly Blue, he …

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 3

<b>Summary</b>: Curly Blue discovers the raw power of Cim-Instance combined with PowerShell remoting.<p>We continue with Curly Blue as he searches understand …

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 2

<b>Summary</b>: Curly Blue learns how to use built-in PowerShell script examples in Windows.<p>Yesterday we met our new friends, Curly Blue and Linux. Curly …

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 1

<b>Summary</b>: Curly Blue learns how to automate cleaning of old data files by using PowerShell.<p>This week, in the spirit of the holidays (and of course the …

How to Retrieve the Logged on User of a Remote Machine in Powershell

Want to know how to quickly retrieve the logged on user of a remote Windows machine/server? Check out this post.<p>Sep. 05, 16 · DevOps Zone ·Code …

How to enable PowerShell Remoting via Group Policy

Enabling PowerShell Remoting using Group Policy provides command-level access to all clients, allowing administrators to fully manage devices as if …

Managing PowerShell DSC With Puppet

<i>Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about using Puppet to automate your Windows servers. Follow us on social media or subscribe to</i> …

Getting Started With vCheck

If you use vSphere and particularly vCenter, you’re probably at least familiar in passing with PowerCLI, a package of snap-ins and modules for …

PowerShell: The smart person's guide

This comprehensive guide covers essential PowerShell information, including features, usage requirements, and how Microsoft's framework extends to …

ForEach and Where magic methods

<i>ForEach</i> and <i>Where</i> are two frequently used concepts that have been available in PowerShell since version 1 came out in 2006. <i>ForEach</i> has been available …

PowerShell Core 6 Beta.1 Release

Approximately 9 months ago, we announced PowerShell Core 6 on GitHub being not only Open Source, but also cross platform.<br>Today, I’m proud to announce …

Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

2 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>Windows PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell designed especially for system administrators. Windows PowerShell …

Forensics Quickie: PowerShell Versions and the Registry

FORENSICS QUICKIES! These posts will consist of small tidbits of useful information that can be explained very succinctly. I was chatting with Jared …

Forensics

Using Windows PowerShell to Create BITS Transfer Jobs (Windows)

You can use PowerShell cmdlets to create synchronous and asynchronous Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) transfer jobs.<p>All of the …

Ultimate PowerShell Prompt Customization and Git Setup Guide

Do you spend hours a day in PowerShell? Switching back and forth between PowerShell windows getting you down? Have you ever wanted "Quake" mode for …

Linux

PowerShell Tool Roundup

Updated: 9/24/2016A hand-curated list of 70 tools to power up your workflow.EditorsUltimate PowerShell Prompt Customization and Git Setup GuideLet’s …

Forensics

Want something equivalent to the Linux Tail command but for Windows? Use PowerShell!

If you’re like me and you write a lot of scripts that take anywhere from 15 minutes to 50 minutes to complete an install, sometimes it’s nice to be …

Install PowerShell for AADRM - AIP

Installing the AADRM PowerShell module<p>3 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>Use the following information to help you install the Windows PowerShell module …

Virtualization: Create Hyper-V Virtual Machines with Windows PowerShell

If you need to create and configure virtual machines on a regular basis, using Windows PowerShell to do so can speed up the process.<p>Neil …

How to Remove Uninstallable Apps in Windows 10

Windows 10 is a blend of Windows 7 and 8 with advance features and improved functionalities, but there are few things that confuse users. For …

Apps

How to use Windows PowerShell: A beginner's guide

If you’ve wrestled with Windows 10, you’ve undoubtedly heard of PowerShell. If you’ve tried to do something fancy with Win7/8.1 recently, PowerShell’s probably come up, too. After years of relying on the Windows command line and tossed-together batch files, it’s time to set your sights on something …

Windows PowerShell

Managing Packages Using Windows PowerShell

PowerShell gives you a fine control over the management of Windows machines that is easy to achieve. However, until recently the process of …

Linux

Announcing the 2016 Honorary Scripting Guys

<b>Summary</b>: The Honorary Scripting Guys for 2016 are announced.<p>Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, it has been an awesome year for …

ebook deal of the week: Windows PowerShell Step by Step, 3rd Edition

<b>Save 50%! Buy here.</b><p><b>This offer expires on Sunday, February 19 at 7:00 AM GMT.</b><p>This is today's definitive hands-on guide to automating Windows setup, …