Author Archives: Andrew Barnes

About Andrew Barnes

A Scipting and Deployment Specialist.

PowerShell: Test-IsAdmin

Sometimes I only want a PowerShell function to run only if the user has local admin rights. This can be tested for by looking for the admin token. Here’s a function I use. I then call the function in my code using … Continue reading

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Testlab: HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G1610T

Once your training evolves to enterprise level, you’ll need enterprise level hardware to simulate real world test scenarios. Let’s face it, corporate IT training is usually restricted to a privileged few so if you want to get on, get your own … Continue reading

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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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