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IPAM: 1 Installation and configuration

IPAM stands for IP Address Management. It’s a feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 that enables you manage your DHCP and DNS servers as a whole rather than at the individual service or server level. Installation of IPAM follows the … Continue reading

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PowerShell Summit Europe 2015–nearly sold out

There are a handful of places left for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015. If you want to secure a place I recommend that you book very soon as we can’t extend capacity any further.

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Playing with the range operator

The range operator allows you to reference a range of numbers 1..10 is equivalent to 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 If you want anything other than numbers you’re stuck as the range operator only works with integers though you can have a decrementing list … Continue reading

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PowerShell DSC for Linux

PowerShell DSC for Linux has moved out of CTP and v1 is available for download from You will find more details at You will need to download OMI version 1.0.8-1 which is available from OMI has to … Continue reading

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WMF 5.0 April 2015 preview – – software inventory logging

A software inventory module is now included with the April 2015 WMF 5.0 preview £> Get-Command -Module SoftwareInventoryLogging | select Name Name—-Get-SilComputerGet-SilComputerIdentityGet-SilDataGet-SilLoggingGet-SilSoftwareGet-SilUalAccessGet-SilWindowsUpdatePublish-SilDataSet-SilLoggingStart-SilLoggingStop-SilLogging Windows updates are always a good place to start poking into your systems £> Get-Command Get-SilWindowsUpdate -Syntax Get-SilWindowsUpdate … Continue reading

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WMF 5.0 April 2015 preview – – creating guid

Creating a GUID has always been possible with PowerShell – you just had to drop into .NET £> [System.Guid]::NewGuid() Guid—-46c130ca-39ff-463c-b7fb-ed728a1c134f With the latest WMF 5.0 preview life gets easier: £> Get-Command New-Guid -Syntax New-Guid [<CommonParameters>] £> New-Guid Guid—-112866a5-1662-4265-b851-f9086607bcb2 The New-Guid … Continue reading

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WMF 5.0 April 2015 preview – – Format-Hex

Have you ever needed to generate a hex representation of a string or binary data? Say you have a string – ‘PowerShell Rocks’ And you want to go the hex representation which is 50 6f 77 65 72 53 68 … Continue reading

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