PowerTip: Open a script in PowerShell ISE

Summary: Automatically open a script in the Windows PowerShell ISE.  How can I automatically open a script in the Windows PowerShell ISE from within a script?  Use the Windows PowerShell ISE automation model, and use the Add method for the Files collection on the current PowerShell tab, for example: $psISE.CurrentPowerShellTab.Files.Add(“C:fsobackup.ps1″)  


You do not have sufficient permission to enroll with SCEP

Hello Its Rafal Sosnowski from Microsoft Dubai Security PFE Team. Today I want to talk about common error that can appear when browsing NDES webpage in order to obtain OTP (One Time Password).   NDES (Network Device Enrollment Service) is an implementation of Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) used to enroll certificates to the network…


Azure AD Mailbag: Syncing with Azure AD Part 2

Howdy folks, It’s Friday so that means it’s time for another Azure AD Mailbag. This time Mark and the crew are bringing you another set of great tips for working with sync in Azure AD Connect. Best regards, Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons) Director of Program Management Identity Products and Services —————- Hey y’all, Mark Morowczynski back…


Configuring Multiple Routed VNets in Azure

I recently worked on an Active Directory Federation proof of concept that required the customer’s network configuration to be emulated in Azure. The design was made up of three routed Networks, which I will call VNet1, VNet2 and VNet3 for simplicity. Having no real previous experience of setting up multiple VNets, I trawled the Internet and found a useful article…


A clever attempt to infect…

Would this fool you?  Would it fool your one of your parents?  As IT Professionals we’re supporting our businesses in many areas, not the least of which being the area of cyber-security.  So we always have our eyes and ears open to things that look a little suspicious. And also, because we’re the supposed “experts”…


Self-Study: Monitoring Workloads with Operations Manager

Thank you Channel 9 for this series. Are you up to speed on System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (SCOM)? SCOM can monitor everything in the datacenter, from physical hardware to hypervisors to virtual machines to applications. Learn how monitoring works, and get best practices to optimize your infrastructure’s reliability and performance reporting. Then, select…


Self-Study: Basic Understanding of Operations Manager Management Packs

Thank you Channel 9. If you already have some familiarity with the basic functionality of Management Packs and would like to expand your Service Pack knowledge, this is the course for you! It drills down into the structure, implementation, and development of Management and Service Packs and their tools.   Module Title Description Link Minutes…


System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System

  The latest Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System is now available. You can download the Management Pack and documentation HERE.   Changes in version 6.0.7303.0 · MP used to discover physical CPU, which performance monitor instance name property was not correlated with Windows PerfMon object (expecting instance name in (socket, core) format). That…


PowerTip: Update a PowerShell module

Summary: Learn how to update an installed Windows PowerShell module.  I used Install-Module to install a Windows PowerShell module, but how can I update it?  Use the Update-Module cmdlet, for example: Update-Module powershellise-preview Here are a couple of other examples: find-module *ise-preview | Update-Module Update-Module *ise-preview


Backup to Azure WITH CREDENTIAL (deprecated) or SAS Token

Since SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2 or later and SQL Server 2014 it is possible to use the Microsoft Azure Blob storage service as a backup destination. One of the key compentents in SQL Server that you need is a credential. SQL Server backup and restore processes use this credential to authenticate to the Windows…