ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 25-January-2019

Topics include SCCM, DSC, an intro for people in infosec, sweet dashboards, and more.

Content pulled together by Brett Bunker, Robin Dadswell, and the less-than-punctual this week Mark Roloff.

Wake up single Computer or collection of Computers in ConfigMgr 1810 using PowerShell

by Jörgen Nilsson on January 22nd

SCCM has a fancy new way of waking systems and Jörgen walks through how to get that setup, and initiate the wake up from PowerShell.

Logging PowerShell Scripts

by Nicholas M. Getchell on January 23rd

Log files are an invaluable tool, so why not include the functionality in your scripts? Nicholas shares a few methods for accomplishing this.

Applying basic system configuration using PowerShell DSC

by George Markou on January 20th

If you’re looking to take a quick dive into configuration management, George has a nice intro to DSC to help you take that first step.

Parsing Text with PowerShell (2/3)

by Steve Lee on January 24th

This 2 for 3 in a series from Steve about working with text. You’re bound to pick up some handy new tricks in here.

Group Policy backup with a PowerShell script

by Mike Kanakos on January 18th

Understandably frustrated with the default behavior, Mike creates a better GPO backup.

Reddit /r/PowerShell – Popular Weekly Post

/u/PorreKaj made a pretty sweet dashboard using the Universal Dashboard and, true to his promise, delivers sample code.

Tweet of the Week

A new version of Pester is out: 4.6.0! Time to start polishing up your tests with new functionality.

Youtube: PowerShell Basics for Security Professionals Part 1

Mr Carlos Perez gives a livestreamed presentation for people in infosec dipping into PowerShell.

About Mark Roloff

Mark Roloff is a delivery engineer at Corus360 in Denver, CO, working with Azure, PowerShell, and whatever else falls in his lap. He enjoys a good craft brew, sci-fi, and solving interesting problems.