ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 9-August-2019

Topics include SharePoint, AD trust relationships, Azure File Sync, working with variables and more.

Special thanks to Prasoon Karunan V and Robin Dadswell

Introducing the Azure File Sync DSC resource module

by Jan Egil Ring on 4th August

Introduction to a new PowerShell DSC resource module called AzureFileSyncDsc. Including an overview of what Azure File Sync is.

Monitor web server uptime with a PowerShell script

by Adam Bertram on 4th August

There are many different tools to monitor whether a web server is running or not. However, if you and/or your team know PowerShell and, perhaps, already have some PowerShell scripts to manage web services, using PowerShell to monitor uptime may be a good option.

Testing LDAP and LDAPS connectivity with PowerShell

by Przemyslaw Klys on 4th August

One of the common ways to connect to Active Directory is thru LDAP protocol. There are a lot of applications that talk to AD via LDAP. By default Active Directory has LDAP enabled but that's a bit insecure in today's world. That's where LDAPS comes in. It's not easy to set up, but when you get it done, it works. The problem I had recently is that while setting up LDAPS on DC's I only did this on some of the DC's, and not all of them as I should.

The End-All Guide to Repairing Active Directory Trust Relationships

by Adam Bertram on 6th August

Once the most common problems that plagues Windows system administrators is trusted, Active Directory computers seemingly fall off the domain. In this guide, you're going to learn every trick I've come across in my 20+ years managing Active Directory and how to automate it with PowerShell.

Modify the Quick Launch in SharePoint Online sites using PowerShell PnP

by Veronique Lengelle on 7th August

There are some useful cmdlets in the SharePoint PowerShell PnP module that one wouldn’t think about using, but coupled with a set of other cmdlets, they can be very useful!

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