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Orchestrating the update of an IIS server farm with PowerShell DSC

02/29/2016  |    8 minute read

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) makes it easy to apply a configuration to a bunch of servers. But what if the servers are already in production, if the update requires a service restart and we need to make this happen with no service disruption ? That’s a different story.

Exploring the types exposed by PowerCLI

01/19/2016  |    5 minute read

One of the things I love about PowerShell, is that once we know the fundamentals, we can learn the rest on our own, by just exploring and experimenting. As I like to tell people, discoverability is the number 1 feature of PowerShell.

Updating apps with PowerShell 5.0 and Chocolatey

11/23/2015  |    6 minute read

An introduction to the PackageManagement module If you are using Windows 10 or if you have installed the Windows Management Framework 5.x available here, you may have noticed a PowerShell module named PackageManagement. This is the new name for what was called OneGet in previous versions of the ...

Download Podcasts with PowerShell

11/06/2015  |    6 minute read

A while back, I saw this article from the Scripting Guy on parsing RSS feeds. Being an avid RSS feeds consumer and podcast watcher/listener, this was a “aha” moment.

Configure ESXi host RAMdisks with PowerCLI

10/20/2015  |    3 minute read

The symptoms of a full RAMdisk on a ESXi host can be pretty nasty and diverse. The possible causes are also very diverse (search for ramdisk full in the VMware Knowledge Base, you will see what I mean).

Automate the discovery of mandatory parameters

10/07/2015  |    5 minute read

Sometimes, when trying out a cmdlet I rarely use, I get that : This means I forgot to enter a parameter which is mandatory for this cmdlet. PowerShell is very forgiving and asks me nicely to enter a value for this parameter. You see, learning PowerShell is not about rote knowledge of every sing...