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Creating a Vagrant, Virtualbox & Ansible environment in the Windows Linux Subsystem

I’ve just been given a new Windows corporate laptop, with a huge amount of RAM (64GB), a large number of cores, and I wanted to start using this as my main development virtualisation platform. I do a lot of stuff with Vagrant, Ansible and VirtualBox and Windows hasn’t always been a welcome home for this […]

Acitvating Windows 2008 R2 Server Core

From the command-line simply run… start /w slmgr.vbs -ato

Check the value of an Environmental Variable on Multiple servers

Here’s one powershell method for how to check the value of an environment variable on multiple servers; $computers = @(“server1”, “server2”, “server3”); foreach ($c in $computers) { Get-WmiObject -ComputerName $c -Class Win32_Environment -Filter “Username = ” AND Name = ‘VAR_NAME'”; } Output will be similar to below… VariableValue Name UserName ————- —- ——– SERVER1 VAR_NAME […]

What’s protected from accidental deletion in Active Directory?

Here’s just a little tip I picked up from a presentation by Mark Broadbent (retracement on twitter). I’m the guy who wasn’t listening! Mark stressed the importance of enabling the Protection from accidental deletion property in active directory for your Failover Clusters. Here’s how to check this for Computers with Powershell. This string of commands […]

Failover Cluster Report post on Scripting Guys

I’ve got another post on the Scripting Guys Blog. This post uses powershell to report on a Windows Failover Cluster. I think it’s pretty cool, let me know what you think!.