An alternative way to connect PowerShell to Azure using an Azure AD account

Hello folks, its Rick here. A while back I had shared with you a way to connect PowerShell to your Azure Subscription via the certificate method using Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile cmdlet. This method works as long as the subscription and certificates are valid, and it has limitations when more than one person is expected to be able…


Using PowerShell for Message Analyzer Text Log Parsers

Using PowerShell for Message Analyzer Text Log Parsers Hi Everyone, Brandon Wilson here with you again to discuss how to use PowerShell to generate parsed data output for log files for Message Analyzer (otherwise known as .matp files). Today we will focus on the text log parsers available as of Message Analyzer 1.3.1, so depending…


Working with the VMAgent on Microsoft Azure IaaS VMs

Ahhh, welcome to summer. The cool splashing blue water of the municipal pool. Blue-raz slushies from Tropical Snow. Bright, clear blue skies. Sometimes all that blue makes me think of Azure – the colors of the portal, the logo and the word itself – Azure – is a type of blue. Gary Green and Mike…


How to Setup a Password Expiration Notification Email Solution

"Hello World!"  Hi there! Mike Kullish, here. I'm a PFE based out of Minneapolis, MN with a focus on AD, Hyper-V and DFS but I try to help customers with anything on the Windows Desktop and/or Server platforms. I have been with Microsoft for nearly three years and this is my first blog post.  Have you ever had a need to…


How to Manage Surface Pro 3 UEFI Through PowerShell

Hi, Kyle Blagg here. I’m a Premier Field Engineer who works with enterprise customers for everything Surface. Recently the Surface Engineering team released a firmware update that enabled some new capabilities in the UEFI that are of significant importance for a lot of customers. We now allow you to enable/disable features like the Front and/or…


Keeping Azure PowerShell Current

I have been supporting Azure for 7 years now and one of the constants is the rapid pace of change of the services offered. This means that not only do you have to continually stay abreast of the most recent changes, but you also have to make sure that…(read more)


KRBTGT Reset Script Now Available at the Script Gallery

Tom here with a quick Friday update… Here's something that we hope you'll never need, but has become an unfortunate necessity. Jared Poeppelman, one of our colleagues over in Microsoft Consulting Services has built and tested a great PowerShell script for resetting your KRBTGT password. You can find the post covering the topic over at the…


How to (correctly) check file versions with PowerShell

Howdy folks Matthew Reynolds (@MatthewMWR) here. I focus on enterprise Windows optimization and security for Microsoft Services. You might remember me from How Many Coffees Can You Drink While Your PC Starts ( https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/WIN-B359 ) from TechEd or PowerShell Deep Dives ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/1617291315/ ) from Manning Press. The following should be simple questions, but I…