Category Archives: Windows Server

Retrieving the GUID of installed applications on you Windows Server/Workstation

If you are managing desktop applications or working on DSC packages, the GUID of installed application will be required at some point of your journey. Solution There are several ways…

Generating random numbers in PowerShell

When creating PowerShell scripts, very often we need to generate random numbers to use in several scenarios. In Today’s post, we are going a couple of examples how to use…

MethodNotAllowed when using Backup-AzureKeyVaultSecret

I’ve been working with Azure Automation in the last few days, and during the creation of the code I was using PowerShell ISE to backup and restore Azure Key Vault…

Article: Protect your enterprise social media accounts with Active Directory SSO

Hello folks, I’ve just published an article in Techgenix.com where we go over the benefits of using Microsoft Azure Active Directory SSO with social media, and how to protect the…

Creating a new Azure Active Directory instance

It seems a simple thing, but when you need to create an additional directory for testing/dev purposes, you may ask yourself how to create. In this Tutorial, we are going…

Checking the Boot Diagnostics in Microsoft Azure

It can be a brand new server or an existent one running on Microsoft Azure, after a restart, the VM shows up as running on the portal, but for some…

How to rename an AWS EC2 instance during provisioning using PowerShell

In the Cloud era the VM/instance name is not that important, especially when we have a fleet of servers doing the same work, and that is key for scenarios where…

Solving Virtual Machine Manager 2016 expired license

How to upgrade an expired VMM 2016 to a licensed version. That happened to my customer, VMM 2016 was fresh on the Microsoft Download site, the product was installed and…

Listing the drive letters, size and free space using PowerShell

Using PowerShell, the administrator is able to retrieve a lot of information from the operating system. In Today’s Tutorial, we are going the process to retrieve all volumes of any…

How to extend Azure Service Fabric to on-premise?

You can deploy a Service Fabric cluster on any physical or virtual machine running the Windows Server operating system, including ones residing in your on-premises datacenters. You use the standalone…