Workflow Parallell and Sequence….for the control freak

Following up on my last post on PowerShell WorkFlows , I thought I would take a moment to dive a little deeper into a topic that I personally could not find a lot of good details on, at least in a way that made sense to me:  How the Parallel and Sequence functions work within…

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Just go with the flow….WorkFlow that is

Following up on my original post Parallel Processing with jobs in PowerShell – Juggling multiple chainsaws, I wanted to go into another method of running parallel processes in PowerShell, namely WorkFlows. WorkFlow is very similar to using the Start-Job/-asJob functionality but it has some distinct advantages that are fully covered in many other blog postings on…

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Parallel Processing with jobs in PowerShell – Juggling multiple chainsaws

I have to be honest, back in 2010 I was firmly entrenched in VBScript and had no interest in learning anything new.  Then fate threw me a curve ball when I was presented with a task to fix over 9,000 workstations that had lost their “parent” antivirus server.  Each machine needed to have the exact…

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Windows 10 IOT Enterprise Update installation “Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes” – How can something so simple be so hard?

Let me answer the question before we get started, nothing is ever as simple as you think it is going to be.  In a large organization there are usually lots of different environmental factors that can impact the installation of software or patches. As PFEs and Consultants for Microsoft, we usually have the daunting task…

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Cannot install service account. The provided context did not match the target

I’ve been doing system administration since roughly 1994 and in that time I’ve come to realize one thing:  making changes to established environments always causes a ripple effect.  The impact of changes usually doesn’t surface right away, making the process of associating the exact change to the impact days, weeks, or months down the road…

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