If you are like me, not only have you never made an error in your script but all external forces that are out of your control also always work as intended! What do people without the magic PowerShell touch do? They embark in the ancient battle that has gone on for generations called error handling.  […]

If you’re getting tired of paying overage fees to the blood-sucking vampires that run the ISPs servicing your remote sites, I’m going to show you an alternative to DFS which allows you to cache your deploy patch/install files to each remote site. Target machines can then grab the install files from their closest cache server […]

PowerShell Core 6 There are several reasons that you may want to use PowerShell Core 6. Some people like bigger numbers and 6 is definitely bigger than 5. Others may have some Linux machines in their environment and would prefer to use PowerShell’s object-oriented goodness when interacting with it. No matter your reasons for it, […]

A host by any other name still smells as sweet. Now that I’ve thoroughly confused myself, I’ll move on to an oft-confusing topic for many users of PowerShell; PowerShell Hosts. Over the years, I’ve seen a few posts on this topic. One of my favorites by Don Jones tries to help people understand how PowerShell works. […]

I recently did a blog post about the various PowerShell profiles. It was super thrilling. But, it left me wondering about the order in which the profiles are going to load. I realized that was the one thing that I didn’t cover, verifying the Powershell profile load order and changing the order to which they […]

Want to make sure your colors and font are always the same? Want to make sure you always load a specific PowerShell module? Want a nice little message each time you load PowerShell? PowerShell profiles are the answer! What are PowerShell Profiles? Simply put, a PowerShell profile is a script that runs when I load […]

Have you ever grown tired of looking at the different colors of the PowerShell console? Have you ever thought to change your PowerShell console colors? I have dabbled and changed them up a bit myself, but there some things to keep in mind. At the PowerShell and DevOPs Summit earlier this year Don Jones (PowerShell MVP) […]

Good news, everyone! Did you know that it is super easy to add users to Active Directory with PowerShell? Yep, not kidding. It really is super easy. This reminds me of my college days… *start reminiscing now* Once upon a time, I went to college and studied science. Life was good. Scientists are cool. Bowties […]

If you’ve ever used the Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan), you might be familiar with how obnoxious it can be trying to configure groups and servers manually. This is especially true if you often need to change servers between groups, or create temporary groupings of servers for any reason. Are you tired of saving these […]