I thought that RDMan, aka Remote Desktop Connection Manager, fitted perfectly in “A BLAST FROM THE PAST” category of software used back in the day by every System Engineer working on Windows Systems. I was wrong. Believe it or not, it is still strong today!
When you need to manage multiple servers/workstation remotely via RDP(Remote Desktop Protocol) it’s for most professionals the obvious choice. The GUI of the application is straightforward and in most cases or scenarios it’s fit for purpose. Continue reading “How to generate a Remote Desktop Manager (RDMan) group XML for your infrastructure with PowerShell”
Every mobile device has a store app that installs, removes and updates software according to the user demand. Windows and MacOS have their store too for almost a decade. The idea of using a package manager is derived from Linux OS, dpkg almost 25 years ago, but the first one that I’ve used was apt in back in 2000. Apt was not just a installing the package request from the repository but more importantly took care of the dependencies, in short made my life extremely easier in when Open Source was spreading and becoming popular.
Continue reading “Automation/CM with Package Managers: Chocolatey and Homebrew”
Create a report and send it via email is easier than you think and it’s a really useful feature to automate recurring tasks. This particular example is inspired by another scripting library post about uptime, in fact, we will show you how to create a simple report with all servers bootup time and send it via email in few lines of code or even a oneliner if needed.
Continue reading “Email Reports with PowerShell”
Maintain good documentation, especially up-to-date and readable, it’s a very important requirement in every workplace. So why don’t focus some of the automation or scripting on this subject? Starting with a basic PowerShell script that generate a big part of it can be really precious, save time and bring value on a daily basis.
Continue reading “Automatic Documentation with PowerShell”
Virtual Machines are used everywhere and considered essential for a scalable resource management and faster to be provisioned compared to physical one.
MS Hyper-V services and servers can be managed via Hyper-V Manager or System Center VMM GUI and of course via PowerShell. So let’s start with the basics with PowerShell cmdlets. Continue reading “Hyper-V and PowerShell”