Desired State Configuration (DSC) has been around for a while, but it’s just beginning to take off. There are certain settings changes, such as adding and removing roles and features, that cannot be accomplished easily or at all with Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPOs). Centrally managed GPOs are furthermore designed for AD domain machines, […]
Why Order Matters
While it may seem strange, sometimes it is possible for a mathematical expression to have two different right answers. Consider: This expression has been discussed on the Internet since 2011! The correct answer could be either 2 or 288. Really. It depends on how the expression is evaluated. To understand that we have to understand […]
PowerShell or Python for Windows Admins?
Python is an immensely popular scripting language in WWW publishing and UNIX/LINUX administration. It also plays an important role in automation, especially when working with embedded systems. And it’s a super beneficial language for scientists and mathematicians, with countless STEM functions, and more surfacing daily. However, when it comes to administering a Windows enterprise, or […]
Welcome to PowerShell!
Greetings! Welcome to Learning Tree’s new PowerShell blog! This blog provides helpful PowerShell insights, code, and techniques. We hope you’ll enjoy the posts and check back routinely for the newest ones. If you have questions, requests, or submissions of your own, please contribute! Our editors will determine if they are appropriate for the blog, and, […]
One-Touch Menus in PowerShell Console
Greetings, fellow scripters! I’ve been asked about creating simple menus many times over the past few years by both students and clients. “Is it possible to offer the script user a multiple choice menu?” is the typical question. “Yes,” is my typical answer. Those of you in my generation remember the DOS era, during which […]