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Category: Tutorials

Do it the easy way: Working with file hashes in PowerShell

PowerShell makes it surprisingly easy to create file hashes. Here’s a useful tutorial on how file hashing in PowerShell works…

More power PowerShell: Working with the Out-String cmdlet

Manipulating text within a PowerShell session can become a bit unwieldy. Luckily, there’s a cmdlet to help us out: Out-String.

Linking System Center VM Manager to your VMware environment

Can you use System Center VM Manager to tie your vCenter Server to your VMware environment? Yes, and here is…

Not just for developers: Accessing WMI objects through PowerShell

Think Windows Management Instrumentation is just for developers? By accessing WMI through PowerShell, there’s a wealth of information for everyone.

Yes, you can: Enabling BitLocker encryption for Generation 1 Hyper-V VMs

Think you can’t enable BitLocker on a Gen 1 Hyper-V virtual machine? Think again. And here’s a step-by-step guide how…

Installing, understanding, and using the new Azure PowerShell cmdlets

Microsoft has enhanced the existing Azure PowerShell modules and also provided new PowerShell modules to interact with Azure services. Here’s…

Don’t be this guy: Avoid accidental deletions with Microsoft Azure locks

Accidental deletions are too often a part of working in a fast-paced environment. And that’s why Azure locks is something…

Delaying Hyper-V virtual machine startup: A PowerShell solution

There are reasons for delaying Hyper-V virtual machine startup, but it’s easier said than done. Fortunately, there is an undocumented…

Collecting roles and features on remote Windows computers

You can collect roles and features not only on a local computer but a remote Windows computer as well using…

Retrieving MFA and self-service password information using PowerShell

Planning an MFA rollout but don’t know where to begin? This guide will help you retrieve all the information you…