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Azure automation account DSC for On-Premise Virtual Machine on boarding

In my earlier series on on-prem Powershell DSC server I shown how to configure DSC (Desired State configuration) server and its client on windows & linux. Enabling WinRm is one of the main prerequisite for all DSC operations. If I see DSC's future, Microsoft is more and more focusing on Azure DSC …

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Getting started with Powershell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on Linux

DSC is a (DevOps) management platform in PowerShell that enables you to manage your IT and development infrastructure with configuration as code. While writing Part 1: Configure PowerShell remoting between Windows and Linux my main motive was to configure push Desired State Configuration (DSC) on L…

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Configure PowerShell remoting between Windows and Linux

After opensource PowerShell core 6 for linux was available to download, I wrote an article on it - How to Install and Use Microsoft PowerShell on Linux. This is just an addition to same guide. Few of my linux servers were installed with PowerShell core and they were installed with few PS modul…

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Powershell Generate Self-signed certificate with Self-Signed Root CA Signer

While exploring options on creating self signed SSL certificate using PowerShell, I got to know one of the good New-SelfSignedCertificate parameter Signer. It can be used by developers for testing purpose or I can also use it to generate fake CA signed certificates for my lab experiments. All the …

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Powershell WinRM HTTPs CA signed certificate configuration

This guide is not specific to configuration but it also shows how I troubleshooted CA signed certificate issue while configuring WinRM listener. This is a third part of PowerShell remoting over HTTPS using self-signed SSL certificate, For security best practices instead of going with Self signed ce…

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Configure Powershell WinRM to use OpenSSL generated Self-Signed certificate

PowerShell remoting over HTTPS using self-signed SSL certificate

This is a step by step guide and will show you how to use HTTPS port  and self signed SSL certificate while using Powershell Remoting. On the PSRemoting regards I had already written one article in the past POWERSHELL PS REMOTING BETWEEN STANDALONE WORKGROUP COMPUTERS, When you use WinRM PSRemot…

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Push SSL certificates to client computers using Group Policy

In my earlier article I shown how to Generate new self-signed certificates for ESXi using OpenSSL. Importing this certificate in local certificates store is good for single computer or 2-3 systems, but may be tedious task if you want to maintain it on more than 10 systems, think what happens if the…

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Powershell Active Directory 2: Check, enable and disable child OU protect object from accidental deletion

This script is second part of  article Powershell Active Directory 1: Check, enable and disable child OU protect object from accidental deletion, In this script I have added enable and disable option, Usage are the same as first script. here is my complete OU hierarchy, There are two newly added …

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Powershell Active Directory 1: Check, enable and disable child OU protect object from accidental deletion

This script can be used to check the OU (Organization Unit) protect object from accidental deletion status. it provides other OU related information for reporting and inventory purpose. Inventory is generated using ActiveDirectory powershell module.

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This report includes parent OU and all it…

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PowerShell Active Directory: Sync group membership from one user to another user and move to OU

Again I received some good feedback from community, This article is just a next update to my existing script PowerShell: Copy group membership from one user to another user in Active Directory, whose purpose is adding groups on member of tab on destination users and not removing anything. Which was…

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PowerShell GUI: Copy group membership from one user to another user in Active Directory

This is a GUI part of my earlier written script PowerShell: Copy group membership from one user to another user in Active Directory. I converted same script to GUI written in WPF language for simplifying task. It requires Source User and Destination users list is loaded from text file. (Text file c…

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PowerShell: Copy group membership from one user to another user in Active Directory

In the past, I received multiple emails asking for a script, subject was copying group membership from one user to another user in AD. I thought of writing a reusable script code and so anyone can and use it. Copy groups membership from one user to another user tasks can be lengthy and takes lots of…

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Powshell GUI Date and Time converter tool

Recently I was working on a setting and automating a small project, this environment had very limited access to internet because of restrictions, Only required external partner websites were accessible. Users were using change management tool, they had to schedule times for change and company were s…

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Solved Visual studio Code make sure you configure your user.name and user.email in git

Recently I formatted laptop and all the settings for my script environment where gone, I developed lots of PowerShell script using my laptop and use Version control to track changes which is very important, especially when I daily change my codes. Although I solely write my code, still if i require …

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Powershell GUI format text on TextBox and RichTextBox

I was preparing some auditing and reporting tools for some of newly received projects and wanted a way to formatting representation of data on my GUI form in nice way. To show this nice formatting you can use tags inside TextBlock and RichTextBox inside xaml code and binding can be used.These tags a…

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Powershell GUI encode decode images

Recently I was working on the one of my project, In the same I required to add few images to GUI, and needed to encode and decode images in the script so no external file is required to port incase if I want to share and there will be only sole ps1 script. Here in below video not a single external p…

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Powershell WPF Charts dashboard demo

I was preparing for some dashboards using Powershell WPF GUI and was looking for some charts and graph to show on my GUI, I tried utilizing data visualization charts but I was looking for more cooler ways to show them and was looking for interactive ones which can complement my dashboards. To achiev…

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Part 3: Powershell wpf MahApps.Metro theme step by step

Part 1: Basic Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 2: Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 3: Powershell wpf MahApps.Metro theme step by step

As shown in my previous articles using sample xaml as style and themes, here I am using community popular MahApps.Metro wpf theme, Thi…

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Part 2: Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step

Part 1: Basic Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 2: Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 3: Powershell wpf MahApps.Metro theme step by step

Theme 2

I found few nice themes online for my Powershell WPF gui scripts, I was looking for simple and nice themes to implement, al…

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