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Episode 281 – PowerScripting Podcast – Robert Cain on SQL and PowerShell


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Robert Cain.

News

Interview

Guest – Glenn Block and Oisin Grehan

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

 

<halr9000> http://pluralsight.com/training/Authors/Details/robert-cain

<JonWalz> did you try http://live.powerscripting.net?

<halr9000> http://arcanecode.com/about/

<MikeFRobbins> Exclude Delayed Start Services when Checking Status with PowerShell http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/07/31/exclude-delayed-start-services-when-checking-status-with-powershell.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> Using PowerShell to discover information about your Microsoft SQL Servers http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/07/21/using-powershell-to-discover-information-about-your-microsoft-sql-servers/

<MikeFRobbins> I’m presenting two PowerShell sessions at SQL Saturday #324 in Baton Rouge this weekend: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/324/eventhome.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> I’m also doing the same two sessions at SQL Saturday #328 in Birmingham on August 23rd: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/328/eventhome.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> http://www.sqlsaturday.com/328/eventhome.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> Getting Started with Administering and Managing Microsoft SQL Server with PowerShell http://mikefrobbins.com/2014/04/24/getting-started-with-administering-and-managing-microsoft-sql-server-with-powershell/

<MikeFRobbins> You have to install it from the command line on Server Core (no GUI): http://mikefrobbins.com/2014/04/24/getting-started-with-administering-and-managing-microsoft-sql-server-with-powershell/

<MikeFRobbins> Wrong link. Installing SQL Server 2012 RC0 on Server Core http://mikefrobbins.com/2011/11/24/installing-sql-server-2012-rc0-on-server-core/

<MikeFRobbins> http://twitter.com/arcanecode

<MikeFRobbins> http://arcanecode.com/

<MikeFRobbins> http://pragmaticworks.com/

<MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Deep Dives book http://www.manning.com/hicks/

<Jaykul> Hey, anyone know what this guy’s real name is? https://github.com/nohwnd

<MikeFRobbins> No, but he is following me on twitter: http://twitter.com/nohwnd

<JonWalz> http://jakubjares.com/#/gotthemvp

<gpduck> http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Jakub%20Jares-5000731

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

<Jaykul> seen this? http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/

<MikeFRobbins> ## Ask him about his chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book

The Question – Hero/Power

  • TimeLord

Episode 280 – PowerScripting Podcast – Glenn Block and Oisin Grehan on Asynchronous Programming


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Glenn Block and Oisin Grehan

News

Interview

Guest – Glenn Block and Oisin Grehan

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hosed

<Jaykul> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXC_9KazCvQ

<Vern_Anderson> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXC_9KazCvQ

<halr9000> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh191443.aspx

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syntactic_sugar

<Jaykul> https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/details/838221/powershell-must-support-calling-async-apis

<halr9000> https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/details/838221/powershell-must-support-calling-async-apis

<Ma|akai> http://www.manning.com/jones6/

<alevyinroc> sweet! http://www.infocom-if.org/downloads/downloads.html

<n> https://github.com/oising/psasync/blob/master/AsyncCallJobSource/Commands/RegisterAsyncCallEventCommand.cs

<halr9000> Shattered Planet, on ios and android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kitfox.shatteredplanet

<halr9000> https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shattered-planet-rpg/id698929655?mt=8

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

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

<gpduck> https://github.com/oising/psasync

<halr9000> http://www.nivot.org/

<halr9000> https://github.com/splunk/splunk-sdk-csharp-pcl

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zettabyte

<Jaykul> ## But Oisin, we still can’t deal with async callbacks like filters, we have to receive everything and filter them afterward.

The Question – Mission to Mars

  • Helena Christensen
  • Glenn Block – a really large iPad (I mean, large storage capacity)

Up Next: IT Pro Evangelists Jessica and Jennelle from Microsoft!


Tomorrow (8/7 @ 9:30 PM EDT), we will be joined by two IT Pro Evangelists from Microsoft, both of them based in California. It should be a great show, so be sure to join us at live.powerscripting.net for the live stream!

Here’s a bit of an intro to our guests:

Jessica DeVita (@ubergeekgirl)

I am thrilled to be joining Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist serving the IT Pro community in the West Region. I’m passionate about social media for technologists, collaboration/workflow systems, CRM and bridging the IT/DEV gap with DevOps culture and systems thinking. I’ve been called the technology whisperer, and I love helping IT people learn new tools and strategies to better support their environments.

Jennelle Crothers (@jkc137)

Before joining Microsoft, Jennelle Crothers spent 15 years as a Systems Administrator “jack of all trades” 
overseeing Windows domains, Exchange Server, desktops and other IT systems where she struck fear into the hearts of end-users with complex password policies and email retention tags. As a Technology Evangelist for IT Professionals, she speaks to members of the IT community about what’s new and cool with Microsoft technologies. 

Up Next: SQL MVP Robert Cain and #sqlsat328


Be sure to join us live tomorrow night, July 31st at 9:30 PM EDT with our guest Robert Cain! Robert is a SQL MVP, and a long-time software developer. But one of our favorite things about Robert this week is that he is the lead organizer for SQL Saturday #328, happening Aug 23rd in Birmingham, AL. And do you know what’s so special about this event? It’s got a full day PowerShell track, that’s what!

If you’ve not been to a SQL Saturday (or a PowerShell Saturday event for that matter), you should check it out! The events are free or nominal to join (sometimes there’s a lunch fee), and that crowd really knows how to run a great community tech event.

If you want to learn more about Robert, he blogs at arcanecode.com, and tweets @arcanecode.

Episode 279 – PowerScripting Podcast – Matt Johnson and Ben Ten on PoshSec


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Matt Johnson and Ben Ten about PoshSec

News

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Guest – Matt Johnson and Ben Ten

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

[22:14:52] <Ben0xA> $PSAlert.Add(“message”, severity)

[22:15:19] <Ben0xA> $PSMessageBox.Show()

[22:15:29] <Ben0xA> $PSTab.Add(0

<JonWalz> https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerScriptingLive

<JonWalz> http://live.powerscripting.net will get you there

<gpduck> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lAuV9PbjPk is the direct link if someone is looking for it.

<halr9000> http://powershell.org/wp/2014/07/16/tonight-on-the-podcast-matt-johnson-and-ben-ten-on-the-poshsec-project/

<randal_hicks> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lAuV9PbjPk#t=3111

<halr9000> good bsides link? http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/12194156/FrontPage

<BexA> https://bsjtf.com/leaderboards.php

<BexA> https://bsjtf.com/lork

<BexA> https://www.sans.org/critical-security-controls/ <– our focus

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

<mwjcomputing> https://github.com/PoshSec

<BexA> https://github.com/poshsec/poshsecframework

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_information_and_event_management

<BexA> http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/07/11/introduction-to-the-poshsec-framework/

<mwjcomputing> http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/07/10/introduction-to-poshsec/

<halr9000> https://www.sans.org/critical-security-controls/

<BexA> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YlTj7iyYsQ <– Video showing an alerts tab during intrusion on my webapp

<BexA> https://ben0xa.com

<mwjcomputing> http://www.mwjcomputing.com

<mwjcomputing> http://www.poshsec.com/

<mwjcomputing> http://github.com/poshsec

<BexA> http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228440.700-dotdashdiss-the-gentleman-hackers-1903-lulz.html Nevil Maskelyne

<mwjcomputing> http://ben0xa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/matt_chunli-300×278.png

<BexA> https://encrypted.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=kirby&tbs=imgo:1

<JonWalz> http://supersmashbros.wikia.com/wiki/Kirby

<BexA> http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/217/7/a/kirby_hat_chaos_by_professorfandango-d45k1td.png

<BexA> https://twitter.com/Ben0xA/status/460757374920175617

<halr9000> http://kirby.nintendo.com/triple-deluxe/

<JonWalz> http://tbirdbrent.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/done-jones-provides-powershell-learnings/

<JonWalz> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUTjLOUDI90 – link to part A

<mwjcomputing> ## Is Ben0xA 12?

<halr9000> ## NO!

<randal_hicks> ##My challenge is multiple customer network not all AD.. is there any way I can leverage poshsec to help my customerbase?

<randal_hicks> ## please include current blog links / Twitter follows for the guests in the show notes

<organicit> ## what ever happened to the Detroit PowerShell User Group????

 

The Question – Superhero

  • Matt-Iron Man
  • Ben- Kirby

Up Next: Glenn Block talks about Asynchronous Programming


Please join us tonight at 9:30 PM EDT at live.powerscripting.net when we are talking with Glenn Block about some new asynchronous programming features in .NET, and tips and caveats about how you can work with them in PowerShell.

You can read more about async/await at MSDN.

Glenn blogs at codebetter.com, and can be often be seen at developer events near you!podcast-logo

Help wanted–we need your show ideas!


As always, we are looking for ideas for interesting things to talk about on the show. If you have anything PowerShell-related that you want to know more about, then now’s your chance! Send us your ideas, and we will either find *the* expert on that topic, or Jonathan and Hal will take it on themselves! The point here is that we do the show for you guys and gals, and we want to hear from you. So, please use the twitters, the facebooks, the blog comments, or just plain email and help to shape the future of the podcast.

Some shows we have in the hopper include:

  • SQL Saturday, PASS, and why SQL admins need PowerShell
  • How to work with .net async from PowerShell
  • What’s new with Azure & PowerShell

Anything beyond that is all you!podcast-logo

Episode 278 – PowerScripting Podcast – Karsten Bott from EMC on EMC Storage Integrator


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Karsten Bott from EMC on EMC Storage Integrator

News

 

Interview

Guest – Karsten Bott

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixdorf_Computer

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

<halr9000> http://www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes/2014/07/08/theres-no-denying-software-defined-storage-emc-acquires-twin-strata/

<halr9000> https://www.emc.com/vipr

<halr9000> This is what I worked on with EMC: https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-34096

<halr9000> object storage: https://www.emc.com/storage/atmos/atmos-cloud-storage-platform.htm

<halr9000> http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/storage/emc-buys-twinstrata-upgrades-xtremio-software-to-3-0-1256575

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blocking_of_YouTube_videos_in_Germany

<halr9000> https://www.emc.com/data-center-management/storage-integrator-for-windows-suite.htm

<halr9000> https://community.emc.com/community/connect/everything_microsoft

<halr9000> v3.1 https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-34079

<halr9000> https://www.emc.com/storage/data-replication/appsync.htm

<halr9000> https://community.emc.com/blogs/bottk

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

<halr9000> https://community.emc.com/blogs/bottk/2014/06/16/announcement-labbuildr-released

The Question – Superhero

  • He would be a cat , and he wants to give freedom to the people

Tonight on the podcast: Matt Johnson and Ben Ten on the PoshSec project


Tonight should be a great show! Please join us at live.powerscripting.net as we talk to Matt Johnson and Ben Ten about the PoshSec project! Here is more info in their own words:

PoshSec was created by Matt Johnson and Will Steele. The project was created because they felt there was a lack of security related modules in the PowerShell ecosystem. Matt and Will worked tirelessly on the project until Will’s passing. Wanting to keep this going in memory of Will, Matt pressed on a few months later.

Matt decided to enlist a few brilliant people, including Wolfgang Goerlich, Rich Cassara and Nick Jacob, to produce the first release of PoshSec. Soon after their first release, Ben Ten contacted Matt to add the PoshSec Framework into the project. Since joining the team, along with some additional talent acquisitions, PoshSec shipped version 1.0 at BSidesChicago in 2014.

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson is a cyber-security subject matter expert for a Midwest-based energy company. He has over 10 years of experience with the Microsoft ecosystem and information security. He is the creator of PoshSec, the founder of the Michigan PowerShell user group and co-host on the Leveled Up Infosec podcast. You can find more information on what Matt is working on at www.mwjcomputing.com or follow him on Twitter (@mwjcomputing).

Ben Ten

Ben Ten is the Vice President of Information Systems and Security Officer for a company in Illinois. He has over 13 years of experience doing Application & Web Development; Security Implementation, Consulting, & Training; Federal Regulation and Compliance oversight in relation to Information Technology (HIPAA, HITECH, PCI); and managing a team of developers and IT professionals. He is the creator of the PoshSec Framework. He is also involved with BSides Chicago, the BSides Joint Task Force Tri-City CTF, and working with the PoshSec development team.

Episode 277 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVP Pat Richard on PowerShell and Lync


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to MVP Pat Richard about PowerShell and Lync

News

Interview

Guest – Pat Richard

Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CZLY4-bZN0

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<PowerSchill> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjCaako61rA

<halr9000> http://www.modalitysystems.com/us

<halr9000> http://powershell.org/wp/2013/07/23/episode-232-powerscripting-podcast-thomas-kisner-on-lync-and-powershell/

<halr9000> http://www.theucarchitects.com/

<halr9000> JonWalz any idea why this post has so many messed up characters? http://powershell.org/wp/2013/07/23/episode-232-powerscripting-podcast-thomas-kisner-on-lync-and-powershell/

<gpduck> alevyinroc, i don’t think natively, but Trevor Sullivan just did a post about it http://trevorsullivan.net/2014/06/26/automating-the-lync-client-with-powershell/

<halr9000> http://www.ehloworld.com/

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

<gpduck> http://www.theucarchitects.com/

  • <randal_hicks> @PowerSchill Here’s my smoker ::

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/8cwfrtzliwtccnv/AADYgh2fv3ykqyR6TzZO1Uy1a

<randal_hicks> and in action w/ recipe :: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103469

<randal_hicks> preface questions with ## please so they stand out

<stevenmurawski> ## I think Lync uses an implicit remoting management model like Exchange.  Any gotchas when running the implicit remoting based commands?

<alevyinroc> ## from strictly a client-side perspective, can I use PowerShell to send messages via Lync?

The Question -SuperHero/Power

  • SuperMan

Tip

  • Use the -verbose parameter

Tonight on the show, Karsten Bott from EMC!


Please join us for our live stream tonight at 9:30 PM EDT when we chat with Karsten Bott, an mSpecialist at EMC about his work with PowerShell. Here’s his speaker bio from ch9:

MSpecialist at EMC Corporation Nearly 25 Years in IT, Karsten spend more than 2 decades with Microsoft Windows. He is very much focused on Messaging, Hyper-V and System Center Integration. His MOTD: Does it have a Powershell ?

karsten bott

Would you buy a PowerScripting Podcast T-Shirt?


We’ve long thought about offering a PowerScripting Podcast t-shirt for sale. It’s time that we did something about that! But because this is a hobby, not a business, we really can’t afford to purchase bulk inventory and all that. Luckily, there are plenty of web-based options these days. If we went the standard cafepress type route, where they handle manufacturing and fulfillment, and you buy one shirt at time, then it will be expensive. $25 plus shipping, that sort of thing. HOWEVER, if we buy in bulk and do the fulfillment ourselves, that can be cut way down–less than half, actually. But that requires a capital investment up front of $750-1000.

Our question(s) to you, and a call for feedback is: if we offered shirts for $12-15 each, would you buy one (or more)? This is just to gauge the relative level of interest. If there’s enough feedback, then we will start a crowdfunding campaign where you put in a payment method, but it won’t be charged unless we get the required number of orders to actually get the bulk pricing we need for the whole thing to make sense. Almost no risk for anyone, yay Internet!

Do please leave comments here on the blog, or reply to @powerscripting, or comment on our facebook page and let us know!

And…here’s a mockup! Design is by no means final, but we sure love Don’s excellent logo work!

So to wrap up–the questions, which now number onetwothree, are:

  • Interested? Would you buy a shirt at $12-15? (If you’d buy more than a few, how many?)
  • PowerShell logo required? Do you really want the PowerShell logo on the shirt? We do have permission to use the logo, just wondering if and how to make space for it on the front or back (or the sleeve). This will have some impact to the shirt cost, but not a lot.
  • White ok? Would you buy white, or is another color a big deal? We would need to do a small amount of work to make the logo work well with other colors, but it works great as-is on white.

PowerScripting Podcast t-shirt mockup

thanks!

-your friendly podcast hosts

Episode 276 – PowerScripting Podcast – Josh Atwell


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Josh Atwell

News

Interview

Guest – Josh Atwell

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<JonWalz> does this work? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRXhUW0up89yreN7BUnAtVg

<Jaykul> https://www.massdrop.com/buy/monoprice-mic-shield <– anyone need a sound shield for their mic?

<halr9000> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRXhUW0up89yreN7BUnAtVg

<halr9000> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRXhUW0up89yreN7BUnAtVg

<Jaykul> https://plus.google.com/103225533481178551610/

<Jaykul> or even https://plus.google.com/103225533481178551610/posts/HULvrSEFzbT

* halr9000 changes topic to: Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRXhUW0up89yreN7BUnAtVg

<JonWalz> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRXhUW0up89yreN7BUnAtVg is the video link if you didn’t see it earlier

<JoshAtwell_> this is NOT the video link.  this is Lyle Kane that i was talking about https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCcQuAIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsports.yahoo.com%2Fvideo%2Flyle-kane-show-202843111.html&ei=_nurU_ixE8ngsAS68oH4BQ&usg=AFQjCNGR2DnpM2boZMtX1sIQ34pq_vNpww&sig2=9hKm3i_cu_sz1i9KTLgiog

<JonWalz> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRXhUW0up89yreN7BUnAtVg

<halr9000> Vern_Anderson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lctjvx6Cd1Q

<halr9000> http://vaughnlive.tv/jonwalz

<Vern_Anderson> So for the live feed please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lctjvx6Cd1Q

<halr9000> http://www.vce.com/

<halr9000> http://www.vce.com/products/vblock/vce-vision

<halr9000> http://techfieldday.com/event/sfd5/

<Vern_Anderson> http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/tip/Use-Windows-Server-2012-R2s-Storage-QoS-feature-to-boost-performance

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.solidfire.com/

<halr9000> http://www.solidfire.com/solutions/cloud-orchestration/openstack/

<halr9000> http://blogs.cisco.com/tag/openstack/

<halr9000> http://blogs.cisco.com/perspectives/ciscochampion-radio-s1ep15-openstack-at-openstack/

<halr9000> https://www.openstack.org/

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.solidfire.com/resources/?suggestion=3d64eb58-e54b-4fb4-bfe9-3a23fedcb26d

<halr9000> News: SQL Saturday Birmingham AL will have a dedicated PowerShell track! http://sqlsaturday.com/328/eventhome.aspx

<halr9000> http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandy_Computers#Computers

<alevyinroc> http://theinfosphere.org/File:Tandy.png

<halr9000> http://screencast.com/t/hQ94q15J9xyB

<Herschelle> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lctjvx6Cd1Q

<randal_hicks> @hal9000 this works though https://plus.google.com/u/0/103225533481178551610/posts I see it there

<randal_hicks> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRXhUW0up89yreN7BUnAtVg/videos

<Vern_Anderson> ## Whereis he now?

<Vern_Anderson> ## Do you need TACACS?

<halr9000> Herschelle and anyone else new, preface your questions with a couple of ##

<Herschelle> ## Can you talk about extensibility of a vBLock? if we buy one and run out of say storage how easy is it to add extra storage?

<Vern_Anderson> ## We had some one on the show from there didn’t we?

<Vern_Anderson> @JonWalz ## didn’t you guys have a guest from solid fire on here

<randal_hicks> ##Can I ask what kind of cost is associated with these services?

<gpduck> ## but you could apply your VM configuration to the hypervisor server

<gpduck> ## Wave 3 has xVMHyperV and xVMSwitch to provision at the VM layer

The Question -First Computer?

  • Tandy TRS80

Episode 275 – PowerScripting Podcast – PowerShell MVP Steve Murawski


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Steve Murawski

Interview

Guest – Steve Murawski

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<gpduck> https://github.com/powershellorg/dsc

<halr9000> https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC

<gpduck> also here are links to his talks on DSC from summit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWR2SVXEpXk

<gpduck> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkKyfsy-iQA

<gpduck> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAzjf4sQvro

<randal_hicks> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn249912.aspx

<randal_hicks> https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC

<JonWalz> this is my favorite one-page post about the Summit http://curah.microsoft.com/67912/powershell-summit-na-2014

<halr9000> https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC/tree/master/Resources/StackExchangeResources/DSCResources

<ehorley> Hum, limited to IPv4 only in https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC/blob/master/Resources/cNetworking/DSCResources/PSHOrg_cIPAddress/PSHOrg_cIPAddress.psm1

<halr9000> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd878343(v=vs.85).aspx

<halr9000> here ya go ehorley https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC/issues/new

<halr9000> https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC/blob/master/Tooling/DscDevelopment/New-MofFile.ps1

<halr9000> https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC/issues/26

* Vern_Anderson ([email protected]) has quit IRC (Quit:  HydraIRC -> http://www.hydrairc.com <- Nine out of ten l33t h4x0rz prefer it)

<ehorley> Might have to try and make the Lisa event – https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa14

<KC1> ORGANICIT – see http://powershell.org/wp/2013/10/03/building-a-desired-state-configuration-pull-server/

<KC1> http://davewyatt.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/how-to-install-a-dsc-pull-server-on-windows-2008-r2/

<halr9000> http://stevenmurawski.com/

<halr9000> http://www.opsallthethings.com/

<randal_hicks> https://twitter.com/StevenMurawski

<stevenmurawski> https://twitter.com/therubyrep

<gpduck> https://twitter.com/opsallthethings

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

<halr9000> http://scottsigler.com/

<stevenmurawski> http://www.arresteddevops.com/

<stevenmurawski> http://theshipshow.com/

<gpduck> ## steven you need to talk to jason helmick about how those tutorials work and possibly doing something similar at summit next year

<logicaldiagram> ## You’ll still manage the powershell.org repo then?

<Vern_Anderson> ## Do you use System Center?

<KC1> ##I really like the git hub feel and his code seems organized and clear. Was the ability to organize it into levels why he chose github over poshcode? Or is PoshCode more for random scripts? Apologies if this question was already asked/answered

<JasonMor_> ## but you have to run that twice right?

<organicit> ## maybe someone already asked but can Steve elaborate on what he uses for a build server?

The Question – what was the first task you completed with PowerShell?

  • resetting user passwords in AD

Episode 274 – PowerScripting Podcast – Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover on JEA


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover

News

Interview

Guest – Jeffrey Snover

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Notes

  • JEA premises
    • reduce the # of admin privs users
    • credentials persist and can be used to spider
    • limit actions
  • New toolkit based on powershell remoting
  • JEA endpoint = powershell configuration
    • provisions user w/set of toolkits (and only those)
    • runs as an account with local admin privs
    • JEA endpoint account has only local admin privs
  • “security that isn’t deployed, isn’t security”
  • How can we take advanced features and reduce to a simple set of features to deploy
  • Implemented as DSC
  • PowerShell v5 is required
    • Why: any time that WinRM changes are made, WinRM service must be restarted, and v4 has a bug in WinRM
  • Very similar to sudo from *nix, but more fine-grained, e.g. limit which process can be stopped by stop-process
  • Build CSV as input to a toolkit spec
    • module
    • command(s)
    • parameters
  • Logging is sent to ETW/PowerShell, and is broken down by module
  • Will ship as a set of toolkits
  • OMI runs on 41 Linux distros
  • “CTP next month” (meaning July?)
  • “yes, moving back towards developers and new .net features”

Chatroom Highlights:

[21:37:02] <sepeck> ## when is the next one [MVA]?

[21:38:07] <AlexTeachesTech> ## Will there be a DSC video series on MVA?

[21:45:05] <Ver_Anderson> ## What kind f pats do yu wear

[21:45:15] <psCookieMonster> just to get it out of the way – ## are classes coming to PS5, anything to share on the implementation?  Is a new PowerShell MVA on the way, what might be covered?  when will we get the PowerShell source code? : )  Maybe too early for the last one!

[21:45:18] <jcotton> ## is JEA based on PowerShell remoting?

[21:48:48] <BartekB> ## DSC for Linux is based on OMI. Can we expect easy OMI-to-DSC implementations? Like DSC for Cisco/ Arista/ Huawei?

[21:49:05] <MattHitchcock> ## Whats the approach for using JEA on Domain Controllers? I guess you’d be forced to use a Domain Account for RunAs

[21:51:17] <Zackbmiller> ## Can JEA be ran on all version of powershell?

[21:58:43] <BartekB> ## Why New-Object in JEA?

[21:59:26] <BartekB> halr9000: When I was watching Jeffrey presentation: he defined (exposed) new-object in endpoint.

[21:59:11] <PowerSchill> ## How do you handle the “chain of evidence” for the actions performed?

[22:03:18] <DonJ-MVP> ##### Payette “outed” classes in v5 on Twitter yesterday. Inquiring minds wanna confirmation.

[22:13:54] <psCookieMonster> ## will the slides from the Monad Manifesto update be made available?  Might be helpful for those that missed it

[22:18:24] <Darkoperator> wish OMI was packaged and available in most distros

[22:20:17] <randal_hicks> ## @jsnover With a project as huge as Powershell, how have you gone about managing it (other than check marks off the Monad Manifesto)?

[22:22:11] <randal_hicks> ## @jsnover How do you ‘unplug’ — to clear your head — before diving back into the work?

[22:42:26] <psCookieMonster> ## Jeffrey tweeted about DSC being fast tracked for the common engineering criteria a while back… in what sense?  standard for configuration management? Something else?

[22:44:23] <_____> “How I learned to stop clicking and love the shell” Jeffrey Snover

[22:47:50] <BartekB> ## why not xResources on GitHub, so that others can jump on it and help? We had some fixes to cResources and than almost the same on xResource.

<Ver_Anderson> @sepek I was looking at this one http://www.ncix.com/detail/cooler-ma…85648-1141.htm

<Ver_Anderson> http://www.ncix.com/detail/cooler-master-storm-devastator-ms1k-cc-85648-1141.htm

<sepeck> ## http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014?sort=sequential&direction=desc&term=powershell#fbid=

<JonWalz> http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz

<sepeck> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DCIM-B362#fbid=   <_- refered to video

<psCookieMonster> jcotton – check out http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2014/05/14/just-enough-administration-step-by-step.aspx

<gpduck> DSC on linux: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/05/19/announcing-windows-powershell-desired-state-configuration-for-linux.aspx

<gpduck> DSC on linux step by step: http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2014/05/19/powershell-dsc-for-linux-step-by-step.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> Steve Murawski is speaking on DSC next Wednesday for the PowerShell Virtual Chapter of SQLPASS: http://powershell.sqlpass.org/

<DonJ-MVP> http://www.petri.co.il/enable-powershell-logging.htm# – enable command logging

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

<psCookieMonster> https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/details/838221/powershell-must-support-calling-async-apis

<Dave_Wyatt> gpduck: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Invoke-Generic-Methods-bf7675af

<MattHitchcock> http://blog.opslogix.com/?p=217

<ehorley> Nexus 6k OMI guide – http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus6000/sw/omi/b_OMI_guide_chapter_01.html

<brwilkinson> did anyone see this article last month: http://blog.opslogix.com/?p=203

<sepeck> any chance of a DSC getting added to the TLGs?   http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1262.test-lab-guides.aspx

<sepeck> AlexTeachesTech: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/bb467605.aspx

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

<psCookieMonster> AlexTeachesTech – presumably a subset or superset of something like https://automatedlab.codeplex.com/ could be handled by DSC

<psCookieMonster> AlexTeachesTech https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX27-k3xeNSgXVklCx-dnXQ

<_____> http://powershell.org/wp/2013/05/07/powershell-summit-videos/

<_____> https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpxkHsKCUAAUPcN.jpg:large

<halr9000> this song in spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/6wfPPd3eNgBoW7YXMwzRb0

<JonWalz> http://grooveshark.com/s/Hurricane+Season/3Ctx2y?src=5

 

The Question – How do you unplug?

  • Beer and yoga