Author Archives: Andrew Barnes

About Andrew Barnes

A Scipting and Deployment Specialist.

Managing DSC Resources in PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resources are an evolved type of function usually created by experienced PowerShell coders. Resources are at the very core of DSC and contain the code required to perform the actual configuration tasks in your deployments. My first post was … Continue reading

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PowerShell: Inside Desired State Configuration (DSC) – Get,Set and Test

Today, I’m going inside DSC to demonstrate DSC’s indempotance nature and also the Get, Set and Test functions. Continue reading

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PowerShell: Desired State Configuration – Getting started.

PowerShell DSC is really cool and the next big thing. This post will describe the feature in its most basic form and assume you’re new to the topic. Continue reading

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PowerShell: New-Password Function

OK, so I’ve been off the grid for a while now. But that doesn’t mean I’ve not been busy. Quite the opposite in fact. I’ve taken a year out from work on paternity with my baby Son. During this time, … Continue reading

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SCCM PowerShell: Connect to SCCM Function

    Today’s post is another time-saver function I wrote to connect to SCCM. Again, it is designed to eliminate the need to hard code the module path and/or the SCCM primary site. It allows me to just type Connect-SCCM to import the module … Continue reading

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MDT PowerShell: Connect to MDT Function

  Todays post is a time-saver function I wrote to connect to MDT shares. It allows me to just type Connect-MDT to import the module then enter to the MDT PSdrive. It discovers the location of the MDT module(from the registry) and uses the Restore-MDTPersistentDrive … Continue reading

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The malware apocalypse for Windows XP begins in just 1 day! Or does it?

It doesn’t seem like 12 years since Windows XP and Office 2003 first arrived but now their time will draw closer to the end in less than 2 days. At this point Microsoft will drop Enterprise support for the products potentially … Continue reading

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