Author Archives: Jonathan Walz

About Jonathan Walz

Since March 2007, Jonathan Walz has been the co-host and technical brains for the PowerScripting Podcast. Conceived as a radio show for the PowerShell community, the podcast is the longest-lived PowerShell show in existence, and has featured dozens of weekly guests.

Episode 267 – PowerScripting Podcast – Alan Renouf from VMware on PowerCLI


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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Alan Renouf from VMware

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Guest – Alan Renouf

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Chatroom Highlights:

<Stuwee> ## Hal, can you turn your volume up just a little?

<gpduck> ## any progress on switching to a module instead of a snapin?

<gpduck> ## speaking of config management, any DSC support in the future?

<geekjimmy> ## Any chance of being able to set ntp settings on vmhosts through powercli connected only to vCenter?

<ScriptWarrior> ## why would someone use that instead of VMWare Orchestrator?

<psCookieMonster> ##off topic at the moment, but anything to share re: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/web-commander ?  We roll our own ASP.NET/C# w/ PowerShell, but it doesn’t seem as lightweight for quick hits

<Get-Josh> ### Will there be NSX cmdlets?

<geekjimmy> ## to eliminate using host profiles

<psCookieMonster> ## we’re definitely looking for what Jon is talking about

<geekjimmy> ## Get-Josh’s question about NSX cmdlets

<Get-Josh> ###  PowerCLI for NSX?

<geekjimmy> ## has anyone mentioned how much they love having ExtensionData

<geekjimmy> ## Limitless

<geekjimmy> ## nipples

<geekjimmy> ## is the new Fantastic Four movie a reboot or continuation of the previous?

<halr9000> http://www.vmware.com/products/vcloud-application-director

<psCookieMonster> ##off topic at the moment, but anything to share re: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/web-commander ?  We roll our own ASP.NET/C# w/ PowerShell, but it doesn’t seem as lightweight for quick hits

<halr9000> http://t.co/I60bRaCIpg

<halr9000> http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/batman/the-7-actors-who-ve-played-batman

<halr9000> http://cdn.denofgeek.us/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/6-batman.jpg?itok=wZssZ1Wb

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tomorrow_People_(U.S._TV_series)

<halr9000> http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/52cc1aa86bb3f7ee16c42821-1200-600/guardians-of-the-galaxy-first-photo-4.jpg

<halr9000> http://www.businessinsider.com/marvel-movie-plan-should-cause-warner-bros-concern-2014-4

The Question -

  • Favorite Sci-Fi movie – The Matrix

Episode 266 – PowerScripting Podcast – Matt Wrock from Microsoft on BoxStarter


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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Matt Wrock about BoxStarter

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Guest – Matt Wrock

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Chatroom Highlights:

[22:43:30] <Jaykul> FWIW, my 2c: I think a “moderated” feed (where you just trust the core chocolatey team to review packages, instead of trusting all the authors) is the answer to “trust” — the idea being the core team says that yes, this module just downloads and installs “the real product” that it claims to.

<Jaykul> ## Have you heard rumors that chocolatey may move away from nuget?

<Jaykul> ## Are you involved in the chocolatey community at all?

<Jaykul> ## Are you (un)happy/neutral that Chocolatey has moved their lib/install folders to C:\ProgramData

<Jaykul> ## Are you (un)happy/neutral about the idea of expecting users to be “elevated” when running cinst?

<Jaykul> ## Does that mean boxstarter only works on machines that have access to the public internet?  <– I know it does, just want to bring it up

<Jaykul> ## What do you think about a “Moderated” feed like NuGet has for Microsoft

<Jaykul> ## Isn’t virus scanning the package mostly useless, since the package is just a script that downloads from the web? Would you guarantee that the install.ps1 can’t download anything without scanning it?

<Dave_Wyatt> ## Assuming that malicious code does make it into Chocolatey, what’s the response?  API keys revoked, packages taken offline, etc?  How fast would that happen?

<JonWalz> http://boxstarter.org/

<JonWalz> if you use LastPass check out this tool http://blog.lastpass.com/2014/04/lastpass-now-checks-if-your-sites-are.html

<halr9000> http://www.atlantaallergy.com/pollenCount.aspx

<halr9000> http://www.nwasthma.com/pollen/pollen-count

<halr9000> http://boxstarter.org/

<halr9000> http://runasradio.com/?nomobile=1&ShowNum=355

<halr9000> http://chocolatey.org/

<JonWalz> http://npe.codeplex.com/

<halr9000> Downloading SublimeText3 64 bit (http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/Sublime%20Text%20Build%203059%20×64%20Setup.exe

<JonWalz> http://www.myget.org/

<Jaykul> halr9000: http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/Sublime%20Text%202.0.2%20×64%20Setup.exe <– that’s the “official” download link.

<JonWalz> http://inedo.com/proget/overview

<Jaykul> Sorry, yeah, http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/Sublime%20Text%20Build%203059%20×64%20Setup.exe my point is that your url was the official one

<halr9000> http://boxstarter.org/WebLauncher

<Jaykul> http://www.boxstarter.org/VMIntegration

<halr9000> e.g. http://boxstarter.org/package/nr/firefox

<halr9000> http://boxstarter.org/package/nr/rickroll

<mwrock_> http://boxstarter.org/WebLauncher has links to the firefox and chrome click once extensions at the end of the page

<Jaykul> http://boxstarter.org/package/astley

The Question -

  • Superhero – Professor Time

Episode 265 – PowerScripting Podcast – Narayanan Lakshmanan from the PowerShell Team on DSC


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen:

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Narayanan Lakshmanan from the PowerShell team about DSC

News

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Guest – Narayanan Lakshmanan

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Chatroom Highlights:

<JimB_> ### for a DSC noob, how well does it compare with Puppet?  Linux guys are pushing and I am not too familiar with it.  Does an IT shop need both?

<marc_carter> ##DSC noob here too…any suggestions or some practical examples to gain some familiarity?

<alexandair1> ## when can we expect to get resources written by other product teams?

<stevenmurawski> ##Will Test-TargetResource tell you what’s deviating if it fails?

<justpaul> ## will MS require the various teams to provide DSC resources (aka stop-ship, like they did with powerShell cmdlets)

<stevenmurawski> ##When will the DscResourceDesigner’s Test-DscResource handle more complex schema.mofs?

<stevenmurawski> ##What’s failing is the wave resources that you’ve released fail to validate with Test-DscResource

<stevenmurawski> ## How far downlevel will WMF5 be supported?  2008R2?

<stevenmurawski> ### What is N for WMF5?

<alevyinroc> totally unrelated…on win 8.1, how would one get past “access denied” when trying to use location services (like this: http://www.verboon.info/2013/10/powershell-script-get-computergeolocation/)

<Vern_Anderson> http://youtu.be/JM7e5tsYOi8

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014  << For those who missed the keynote

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2014/04/03/windows-management-framework-v5-preview.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> https://oneget.codeplex.com/

<halr9000> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/03/28/dsc-resource-kit-wave-3.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2014/04/03/windows-management-framework-v5-preview.aspx

<halr9000> dsc reskit wave 1 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2013/12/26/holiday-gift-desired-state-configuration-dsc-resource-kit-wave-1.aspx

<halr9000> wave 2 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/02/07/need-more-dsc-resources-announcing-dsc-resource-kit-wave-2.aspx

<halr9000> dsc reskit home http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/DSC-Resource-Kit-All-c449312d

<brwilkinson> @marc_carter check the book here https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/ebooks/tree/master/DSC

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Managed_Object_Format

<ScriptWarrior> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=desired%20state%20configuration&ac=3

<halr9000> http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/xDscResourceDesigne-Module-22eddb29

<Francois-Xavier> https://vlabs.holsystems.com/vlabs/technet?eng=VLabs&auth=none&src=microsoft.holsystems.com&altadd=true&labid=10068

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/MDC-B302

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/MDC-H310

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/MDC-IL206-R#fbid=

The Question -

  • Superhero – He-Man

Episode 264 – PowerScripting Podcast – Eric Williams and Jeff Foster on the Cisco UCS PowerTool


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen:

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Eric Williams and Jeff Foster about the Cisco UCS PowerTool

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Guest – Eric Williams and Jeff Foster

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From the chatroom:

<aeroic> UCS Communities -> https://communities.cisco.com/ucs

<justpaul> https://communities.cisco.com/groups/ucs-scripting-games

<aeroic> Fun PowerShell Scripts / System Center management packs -> https://communities.cisco.com/ucsintegrations

<aeroic> paul -> https://communities.cisco.com/ucs

<halr9000> tech talk: https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-51009

<JonWalz> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Pryde

<JonWalz> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64

<JonWalz> http://jeffmurr.com/blog/?p=142

<JonWalz> http://devinfra-us.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/using-powershell-20-from-aspnet-part-1.html

<rcookiemonster> personally prefer ASP.NET + C# invoking PowerShell, but VMware has this: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/web-commander

<ScriptWarrior> ##Can C series still be managed from UCS manager software

<justpaul> ##how many cmdlets are there for UCS Central?

<justpaul> ## Please post the techtalk link

<halr9000> organicit you forgot the ## :)

<justpaul> ##Why would you not want Cisco branded in a Cisco product?

<Stuwee> ## When is the next podcast?  April 3rd?  Who is the guest and what is the topic?

<justpaul> ##how do I shot web?

<Stuwee> ## How about a Q&A from the chat room for next week’s podcast?

The Question -

  • Jeff Foster – walk through walls (Kitty Pryde)

  • Eric Williams (first computer) – Commodore 64

  • Eric Courville – diaper man

Episode 263 – PowerScripting Podcast – Bala Narasimhan from PernixData on FVP and PowerShell


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen:

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Bala Narasimhan from PernixData about FVP

News

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Guest – Bala Narasimhan

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Chatroom Highlights:

<Vern_Anderson> ## was the customer Fiserv?

<Vern_Anderson> ## What other products are your competition in that market space?

<Vern_Anderson> ## Any future plans to run with Hyper-V instead of VMWARE?

<knownon> ## In terms of vMotion, does it move the relevant cache ahead of the VM?

<justpaul> ## When is Flash Acceleration getting its own Magic Quadrant?

<justpaul> ## Did the developers have PowerShell experience before PernixDate?

<ScriptWarrior> ## ?  So do both of you still use Windows 7 at Work?

 

<halr9000> http://screencast.com/t/sNM5GkCeDmn

<JonWalz> http://grooveshark.com/s/Light+It+Up/2M6gJ1?src=5

<halr9000> https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Whirlaway+Pl,+Woodstock,+GA+30189/Hillcrest+Ln,+Woodstock,+GA+30189/@34.1177063,-84.5468072,14z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x88f5695b35dacb0f:0x8f27a8a6aca9eed6!2m2!1d-84.5364948!2d34.1315586!1m5!1m1!1s0x88f5695dc27fd6fd:0x4ab06bbb13881fcf!2m2!1d-84.5424393!2d34.1272269

<PowerSchill> http://is.gd/e6U46D

<JonWalz> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narasimha

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostgreSQL

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Cassandra

<halr9000> http://www.pernixdata.com/product/

<Vern_Anderson> https://www.pernixdata.com/product/

<halr9000> Vern you asked about competition earlier. Atlantis is one sort of http://www.atlantiscomputing.com/solutions/vdi-performance-acceleration/

<JonWalz> http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/02/28/the-flash.jpg

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_(comics)

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Rock

<organicit> https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/details/772736/powershell-ise-v3-rtm-intellisense-does-not-show-up-consistently

<halr9000> http://www.reddit.com/r/powershell

<ScriptWarrior> https://vlabs.holsystems.com/vlabs/technet?eng=VLabs&auth=none&src=microsoft.holsystems.com&altadd=true&labid=10846

<justpaul> http://www.reddit.com/r/PowerShell/comments/1ztloj/what_have_you_done_with_powershell_this_week_47/

<ScriptWarrior> here is the HOL labs link for all labs – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/bb467605.aspx

<halr9000> http://scummvm.org/

<halr9000> http://aws.amazon.com/ hover over products, it’s crazy

<JonWalz> http://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/

<justpaul> http://www.xkcd.com/1280/

The Question -

  • Hero – Flight (The Flash)

Resources

An superlist of PowerShell links at http://poshlinks.com/. Thanks Brian Wochele!

Episode 262 – PowerScripting Podcast – Scott Muc on Testing with Pester


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen:

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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Scott Muc about Pester

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Guest – Scott Muc

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Chatroom Highlights:

[22:49:25] <mwrock> I did one and it was hard

<Jaykul> ## When will it get a psd1?

<stevenmurawski> ##Why is unit testing important for scripts?

<stevenmurawski> ##What benefits do we get from writing tests?

<stevenmurawski> ##How does TDD play into the equation?  Is that feasible with scripts?

<adamdriscoll2> ##I’m curious diffs between pester and psate. I integrated both in PoshTools and see a lot of similarities.

<organicit> ## are there any youtube video tutorials for Pester

<halr9000> http://www.meetup.com/Metro-Atlanta-Splunk-Meetup-Group/events/171166432/

<Jaykul> 200MB free, and you can get more by, uhhhh … sharing on facebook http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57528605-93/netzero-subscribers-can-share-free-data-with-facebook-friends

<Jaykul> FYI: I am *not* endorsing NetZero. You should also try http://www.freedompop.com/

<Jaykul> Hey halr9000: /topic #PowerScriptingPodcast http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz

* halr9000 changes topic to: http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz

<halr9000> https://github.com/pester/Pester#pester

<Dave_Wyatt> https://github.com/jonwagner/PSate/wiki/PSate-v-Pester

<Jaykul> Dave_Wyatt: https://github.com/jaykul/PSAINT ;)

<scottmuc1> https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/boundaries

<halr9000> https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/screencasts

<stevenmurawski> Another good resource is Working Effectively With Legacy Code by Michael Feathers.  Good discussion of where to create seams for testing. http://www.amazon.com/Working-Effectively-Legacy-Michael-Feathers/dp/0131177052/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394764302&sr=1-1&keywords=working+with+legacy+code

<scottmuc1> http://babushka.me/

<stevenmurawski> Example of a resource https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC/blob/master/Resources/StackExchangeResources/DSCResources/StackExchange_Pagefile/StackExchange_Pagefile.psm1

<stevenmurawski> Example of tests for a resource https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC/blob/master/Resources/StackExchangeResources/DSCResources/StackExchange_Pagefile/StackExchange_Pagefile.Tests.ps1

<scottmuc1> http://scottmuc.com/powershell-pester-2-and-1-dot-2-released/

<JonWalz> http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/03/12/get-started-with-pester-powershell-unit-testing-framework/

<JonWalz> http://scottmuc.com/blog/development/powershell-bdd-testing-pester-screencast/

<halr9000> http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/03/12/get-started-with-pester-powershell-unit-testing-framework/

<Jaykul> https://github.com/pester/Pester/graphs/contributors

<scottmuc1> http://twitter.com/ScottMuc

<scottmuc1> http://scottmuc.com

<Dave_Wyatt> http://powershell.org/wp/2014/03/13/building-desired-state-configuration-custom-resources/

<JonWalz> did you see this? https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/ebooks/tree/master/DSC

The Question -

  • Hero – Gandalf

Episode 261 – PowerScripting Podcast – Nick Howell from NetApp on the Software Defined Datacenter


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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Nick Howell from NetApp about the software designed datacenter.

News

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Guests – Nick Howell from Netapp

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Chatroom Highlights

<rcookiemonster> ## Hi all!  Is this going to be a generic focus or is there some NetApp product?

<Josh_Atwell_> ### SDN is crap until there are PowerShell cmdlets!!! :-)

<Josh_Atwell_> ####   What role will powershell play in the Software Defined Storage landscape?

<ScriptingWife> ##does he work in NC with Glenn?

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Superman

Episode 260 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVPs Don Jones and Jason Helmick on The Scripting Games and More


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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to PowerShell MVPs Don Jones and Jason Helmick

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Guests – Don Jones, Jason Helmick

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Chatroom Highlights:

<JasonMorgan_> ## How many teams total?

<Vern_Anderson> ## @ Jason – How cool was it making that MVA JumpStart videos with jsnover?

<JasonMorgan_> ## Watch out for the ScriptingGuys Forum

<Vern_Anderson> ## The one year I had problems was one of the challenges required Hyper-V

<Stuwee> ## Don, where are these videos?

<Vern_Anderson> I’m having to learn .NET C## at work yuk!

<Vern_Anderson_> ## Jason what’s your favorite type of Steak?

<json_wud> ##is there going to be a DSC in a month of lunches book?

<Vern_Anderson_> ## Why was Don underwhelmed by workflow?

<json_wud> ##Will DSC be a major component of the upcoming Summit?

<BrianK> ## I feel like DSC is important to large enterprise, but how much value is there in it for small-medium businesses?

<BrianK> ## I feel like DSC is important to large enterprise, but how much value is there in it for small-medium businesses?

<Dave_Wyatt> ## I’m sure this has been asked before, but is there any benefit to looking into DSC if you’re already running SCCM?

<DonJ-MVP> ## yeah do that question jon

<JHofferle> ## So what do you manage with Group Policy vs DSC?

<JasonMorgan_> ## So you can patch with DSC?

<json_wud> ##small guys really do want more scripting options. Anything coming down the line to make small/mobile office scripting work for us.?

<PowerSchill> Fun Fact: http://www.mrfa.org/ssn.htm

<rcookiemonster> http://arstechnica.com/science/2009/07/social-insecurity-numbers-open-to-hacking/

<alevyinroc> rcookiemonster: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/303/eventhome.aspx only $10 to cover lunch, the rest of the day is free

<ScriptingWife> JonWalz: for shownotes http://powershell.org/wp/2014/02/19/free-ebook-from-microsofts-scripting-guy-windows-powershell-networking-guide/

<alexandair1>  JonWalz for shownotes http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/02/19/another-important-milestone-powershell-magazine-has-published-500-posts/

<ScriptingWife> JonWalz: for shownotes http://www.manning.com/helmick/

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.manning.com/helmick/

<MikeFRobbins> Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches: http://manning.com/helmick/

<Dave_Wyatt> http://powershell.org/wp/forums/topic/download-all-files-error/

<proxb> http://powershell.org/wp/2014/02/17/what-should-the-scripting-games-look-like-next-time/

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/getting-started-with-powershell-3-0-jump-start#?fbid=WMDOzBs5L7r

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/advanced-tools-scripting-with-powershell-3-0-jump-start#?fbid=WMDOzBs5L7r

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqPxcTs1F2k-NeZ-igDHvnQ

<MikeFRobbins> Are you following Dave Wyatt on Twitter? You should be: http://twitter.com/SnookieBjorn

<Vern_Anderson> http://donjonesdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/tattoos.png?w=300&h=95

<JonWalz> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn249922.aspx look what it says for the ConfigurationMode Property and look at the example

<ps-gregg> http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/2013/09/building-a-mini-hyper-v-server/

<love_the_tentacl> http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Compact-i7-4500U-Processor-GB-BXi7-4500/dp/B00FNPCKUU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1392954973&sr=8-3&keywords=gigabyte+brix

<love_the_tentacl> http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-adapter-Internal-CT960M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RGL6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1392955060&sr=8-4&keywords=crucial+m500

<Vern_Anderson_> http://www.anandtech.com/show/7648/gigabyte-brix-pro

<MikeFRobbins> How about some Louisiana Hot Sauce? http://www.louisianapepper.com/

 

The Question – Mars Mission

  • Jason – Hot sauce

Episode 259 – PowerScripting Podcast – Jeff Galloway from HP


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Jeff Galloway from HP

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Guest – Jeff Galloway

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Chatroom Highlights:

<Dave_Wyatt> ## Do you know if this just covers servers, or will there be PowerShell cmdlets for managing things like HP Thin Clients, Printers, etc?

<Dave_Wyatt> ## Mostly I just want to automate HP Device Manager ;)  We have something like 30 thousand HP thin clients in our stores.

<ScriptingWife> ## Will he be attending TechEd?

<alevyinroc> http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/003/797/I_m_on_a_Boat.jpg

<halr9000> http://hp.com/go/powershell

<PhilipJFry> http://bit.ly/1c4grSV Press the listen button

<rcookiemonster> I like that HP is providing actual PowerShell functions… Had a need to automate a few things on our NetScalers, REST (or .NET assembly dependencies) is not nearly as convenient – http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/netscaler-main-api-10-1-map/ns-nitro-wrapper-con.html

<ScriptingWife> http://www.hp.com/go/powershell

<halr9000> gpduck: this came up in #powershell a min ago http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/02/11/dsc-diagnostics-module-analyze-dsc-logs-instantly-now.aspx

The Question -

  • Hero – Green Lantern

Episode 258 – PowerScripting Podcast – Jim Britt from Microsoft on Service Management Automation


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Jim Britt from Microsoft about Service Management Automation

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Guest – Jim Britt from Microsoft about Service Management Automation

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Chatroom Highlights:

<halr9000> http://powershell.org/wp/2014/02/04/up-next-jim-britt-from-microsoft-talks-about-sma/

<Jaykul> yeah, I scheduled the hangout using the Events page: https://plus.google.com/events because that’s where last month’s event shows up…

<Jaykul> Instead … even though you want an event … you have to go to the on air page https://plus.google.com/hangouts/onair

<Jaykul> By the way, Hal … if you want to share the event link, the recording is up, but be sure to share THIS link, and not the other one. https://plus.google.com/events/cnj9o1b8sem1bcv1odc7haa6kgc

<bitter_enemy> http://nyr.kr/1e7VRgB

<JonWalz> we probably talked about SCORCH on this show: http://powershell.org/wp/2012/10/23/episode-204-santos-martinez-on-mastering-configuration-manager-2012/

<halr9000> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/windows-azure-pack/default.aspx?nv1if5=1#fbid=iYMAZB7bUvJ

<halr9000> http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/you-had-one-job

<Vern_Anderson_> @BrianK http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/02/08/deployment-introducing-powershell-deployment-toolkit.aspx

<Guest48362> http://aka.ms/IntroToSMA

<Guest48362> http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/10/23/automation-service-management-automation-sma-runbook-toolkit-spotlight-smart-for-runbook-import-and-export.aspx

<halr9000> http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-had-one-job

<JonWalz> http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/archive/2013/10/29/using-the-service-management-automation-feature-of-orchestrator-in-system-center-2012-r2.aspx

<JonWalz> http://www.systemcenteruniverse.com/

<bitter_enemy> http://www.canistream.it/search/movie/516312edf5f807cc42000009/europa-report

<halr9000> https://twitter.com/JimBrittPhotos

<Guest48362> http://aka.ms/BuildingClouds

<Jaykul> http://www.google.com/trends/explore?q=you+had+one+job

<JonWalz> http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/In-the-Shadow-of-the-Moon/70059639?strkid=1585735354_42_4&strackid=6d0257187cc57b58_42_srl&trkid=496833

The Question -

  • Create wormholes – teleportation

Episode 257 – PowerScripting Podcast – PowerShell Hero Dave Wyatt on Error Handling


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to PowerShell Hero Dave Wyatt

News

Interview

Guest – Dave Wyatt

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Chatroom Highlights:

<gpduck> http://powerevents.codeplex.com/

<Dave_Wyatt> http://powershell.org/wp/newsletter/

<Dave_Wyatt> http://www.jetbrains.com/decompiler/

<gpduck> you should check out this post by adam driscoll on automating your de-compiling with powershell http://csharpening.net/?p=1590

<Dave_Wyatt> http://powershell.org/wp/2013/11/24/saving-passwords-and-preventing-other-processes-from-decrypting-them/

<evil_phil> http://invisiblebread.com/2014/01/car-problem/

<Dave_Wyatt> http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Enhanced-Script-Logging-27615f85

<Dave_Wyatt> http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Write-timestamped-output-4ff1565f

<JonWalz> http://powershell.org/wp/author/dlwyatt/

<Dave_Wyatt> http://powershell.org/wp/2014/01/22/automatic-formatting-of-code-for-posting-on-powershell-org-forums/

<Dave_Wyatt> http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Generic-PowerShell-string-e9ccfe73

<Dave_Wyatt> http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/site/search?f%5B0%5D.Type=User&f%5B0%5D.Value=David%20Wyatt

<Dave_Wyatt> https://twitter.com/SnookieBjorn

<JonWalz> http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/archive/2013/09/04/automation-service-management-automation-getting-started-with-sma-runbooks.aspx

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Jedi mind control

Resources

Tip

Episode 256 – PowerScripting Podcast – Ed Wilson (The Scripting Guy) from Microsoft


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Ed Wilson (The Scripting Guy) from Microsoft

Interview

Guest – Ed Wilson, The Scripting Guy

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<MattHitchcock> ## At some point during the show can Ed made a reference to the EAC (Exchange Admin Center)? He sounds uncannily like the Turtle in Finding Nemo :)

<Dave_Wyatt> ## Bring on the nostalgia!  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.visualbasic.strings(v=vs.110).aspx

<Dave_Wyatt> ## (or the horror)

<Vern_Anderson> ## throw the gang sign Ed!!!!

<organicit> ## Would people come to Napa if Sapian hosted a powershell saturday?

<ScriptingWife> ##Jon Up Next Dave Wyatt

<geekjimmy> ## real-world usage question for Ed…

<geekjimmy> ## do you use aliases in scripts you write for yourself?

<geekjimmy> ## are there any major caveats to using DSC and/or v4.0 in general on down-level OS versions?

<geekjimmy> ## I ask because some cmdlets introduced in 3.0 don’t work on 2008R2

<geekjimmy> ## Powershell against RT?

<geekjimmy> ## What’s the next book? (or did I miss that?)

<geekjimmy> ## do you benefit at all from safari online usage?

<alevyinroc> for your pre-show streaming enjoyment, here’s a NASA launch: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#.UuHIzmQo45I

<halr9000> http://www.amazon.com/Windows-PowerShell-Best-Practices-Wilson/dp/0735666490

<geekjimmy> @jonwalz enjoying some pre-show tunes: http://youtu.be/qPzBC3vnIcc

<JonWalz> http://shop.oreilly.com/category/deals/powershell.do?code=WKPWERS&cmp=tw-na-books-videos-info-promo_powershell

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/services/recovery-manager/?loc=zTS2z&prod=zWAz&tech=zvirtz&prog=zOTprogz&type=zOTtypez&media=zOTmediaz&country=zUSz

<Dave_Wyatt> ## Bring on the nostalgia!  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.visualbasic.strings(v=vs.110).aspx

<rcookiemonster> MattHitchcock – it’s a bit buggy IME, but there is this: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/PowerShell-ISE-VariableExpl-fef9ff01

<MikeFRobbins> http://www.sapien.com/software/changevue

<MikeFRobbins> They also have VersionRecall http://www.sapien.com/software/versionrecall

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=what+does+the+fox+say+video&qpvt=what+does+the+fox+say+video&FORM=VDRE

<JonWalz> http://scriptcop.start-automating.com/ Scriptcop

<halr9000> && http://open.spotify.com/track/0aDmudjjboRLuCaf93k2JJ

<Vern_Anderson> http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter

<Vern_Anderson> http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/512f2371-96e4-423f-8596-58578aa7db31

<scriptingwife1> http://www.yelp.com/biz/zeitouni-grill-charlotte#hrid:ViSQ6ZeUoBBVV_rC1KrqTg

<geekjimmy> http://youtu.be/qPzBC3vnIcc

The Question – Favorite Vacation Spot

  • Europe

Episode 255 – PowerScripting Podcast – Steve Roberts from Amazon on AWS and PowerShell


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Steve Roberts from Amazon on Amazon Web Services and PowerShell.

News

Interview

Guest – Steve Roberts

Links

 

Chatroom Highlights:

[21:55:58] <Brian___> http://amzn.com/1430264519

[21:56:13] <Brian___> Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services

[21:56:33] <Brian___> Steve (speaking) was a big help with the book

[21:56:43] <Brian___> his team was great

<ScriptingWIfe> http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/

<alevyinroc> http://www.panasonic.com/business/toughpad/us/7-inch-tablet-fz-m1.asp

<halr9000> http://aws.amazon.com/powershell/

<halr9000> http://docs.aws.amazon.com/powershell/latest/reference/Index.html

<halr9000> http://aws.amazon.com/

<Brian___> http://amzn.com/1430264519

<halr9000> http://docs.aws.amazon.com/powershell/latest/reference/Index.html

<halr9000> http://aws.amazon.com/net/

<wade> http://blogs.aws.amazon.com/net

<alevyinroc> http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/guitars/trent-reznor-talks-johnny-cash-168199

<ScriptingWIfe> https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1607005_10202465193703988_1046463679_n.jpg

<Stuwee> ## what does AWS stand for again?

<JonWalz> DexterPOSh, please add ## before your questions so they are easier for us to pick out

<DexterPOSh> @JonWalz …got it ##

<Stuwee> ## can you give a quick/small example of the differences between AWS and Azure?

<DexterPOSh> ## Can I extend my local Lab to include machines from AWS ?

<Stuwee> ## does he have a blog

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Thor

Episode 254 – PowerScripting Podcast – Symon Perriman and Rick Claus from Microsoft on the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Symon Perriman and Rick Claus from Microsoft about the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit

News

 

Interview

Guests – Symon Perriman and Rick Claus on the PDT

Links

 

Chatroom Highlights:

<MattHitchcock> ## Did you see my question about naming? :)

<ScriptingWife> ## Rick is an awesome supporter of The Krewe for TechEd!

<alexandair> ## how can PDT deploy to Azure if some System Center components (SCVMM) are not supported in Azure?

<stevenmurawski> ## Are there any plans to port some of the PDT functionality to leverage DSC?

<alexandair> ## how are customers successful deploying SC with PDT without Microsoft’s help? I often hear people having problems with too complex XML config files

<MattHitchcock> ## Whats the fewest number of VM’s I need to deploy the whole system centre suite using this toolkit?

<alexandair> ## some error logs might help too ;)

<stevenmurawski> lletwahsoj http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN8eJA9rpXw&list=WLCE6501CC63F5E36C

<alevyinroc> pics of Niagara Falls this week: http://www.businessinsider.com/frozen-niagara-falls-pictures-2014-1

<stevenmurawski> http://www.symonperriman.com/index.html

<halr9000> latest version: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/PowerShell-Deployment-f20bb605

<halr9000> kobeckman: http://powershell.org/wp/2014/01/09/tonight-on-the-powerscripting-podcast-rick-claus-and-symon-perriman-talk-about-build-a-windows-server-and-system-center-environment-with-the-powershell-deployment-toolkit/

<halr9000> deployment track of the private cloud blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/tags/deployment+track/default.aspx

<halr9000> https://www.systemcenteradvisor.com/

<alexandair> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/MDC-B322#fbid=DwXiNVzUZEW

<alexandair> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MMS/2013/SD-B302

<alexandair> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2013/MDC-B322#fbid=

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Rick: Batman

  • Symon: flying (no wings required)

Episode 253 – PowerScripting Podcast – Talking PowerShell with Jeff Truman


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Jeff Truman

News

Interview

Guests – Jeff Truman the Script Warrior

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<halr9000> caption the peoples:  http://cdn.powershell.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/contech.png

<halr9000> https://www.bluebird.com

<halr9000> what’s the tampa user group homepage? http://powershellgroup.org/Tampa.Fl seems stale

<ScriptingWife> http://powershell.org/wp/user-groups/tampa-powershell-user-group/

<halr9000> http://live.powerscripting.net

<halr9000> how about http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz

<halr9000> http://powershell.org/live.php is embedding that same url

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Iron Man