DSC WebDownloadManagerGetActionFailed event id 4252

WebDownloadManagerGetActionFailed  event id 4252 C:\ Update-DscConfiguration -CimSession ms2 -Wait -Verbose VERBOSE: Perform operation ‘Invoke CimMethod’ with following parameters, ”methodName’ = PerformRequiredConfigurationChecks,’className’ = MSFT_DSCLocalConfigurationM anager,’namespaceName’ = root/Microsoft/Windows/DesiredStateConfiguration’. VERBOSE: An LCM method call arrived from computer MS2 with user sid S-1-5-21-3841426147-920288206-1542301449-500. VERBOSE: [MS2]:                            [] Executing Get-Action with configuration ‘s checksum: 666345C3DEE430EF11DBE636BB2BDD373457A9783F8B73AD64FA7316742EC8E9. VERBOSE: [MS2]:                            [] Executing Get-Action with…

PowerShell – Pester

What is Pester and Why Should I Care? – an excellent series from The Scripting Guy! What is Pester and Why Should I Care?  

PowerShell – native on CentOS

as a follow-on to my earlier post, install PowerShell onto Ubuntu, I decided to spin up a CentOS box. easy! POWERSHELL_DOWNLOAD_URL=https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v6.0.0-alpha.9/powershell-6.0.0_alpha.9-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm curl $POWERSHELL_DOWNLOAD_URL –-output powershell.rpm sudo yum install powershell.rpm powershell

PowerShell – native on Ubuntu

# all the things I did when installing DotNetCore and PowerShell for Linux onto an Ubuntu server #login and install various odds-and-ends sudo apt-get install lynx sudo apt-get install emacs sudo apt-get install libunwind8 libicu55 sudo apt-get install firefox sudo apt-get update # install the hyper-v aware kernel stuff (may not need it, but what…

PowerShell – on Linux on Docker!

Trevor Sullivan gives an excellent walkthrough! https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/msftazure/Run-PowerShell-Natively-on-Linux-with-Docker      

Azure – DSC howto

my colleague Mark has posted an excellent walk-through to guide you in using DSC in Azure. Deploying a DC to Azure IaaS with ARM and DSC  

PowerShell – Out-ColourMatch

#Out-ColourMatch.ps1 Set-StrictMode -Version Latest function Out-ColourMatch { <# .Synopsis Outputs coloured matches from Select-String .Description Outputs the matched string, with the match section(s) highlighted in colour. .INPUTS a [Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.MatchInfo] object. .OUTPUTS None. Write-Host displays the colourised string. .Example Get-Content .\LoremIpsum.txt | Select-String -Pattern ‘dolor’ -AllMatches | Out-ColourMatch .Example $b = Get-Content .\LoremIpsum.txt | Select-String -Pattern…


BING – SafeSearch ; safe search ; StrictMode ; strict mode

One of the hardest things to uncover is where to point BING to ensure your students or children get safe search returns. I searched high and low six different ways – nothing… (not a good answer, Bing!) Tried safesearch, strictmode, safe search, strict mode. Sigh.. Turns out that you should CNAME bing.com with strict.bing.com “Block…

Azure – Azure Stack is a game changer

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/azure-stack/webcast/ Snover and Russinovitch give an excellent presentation discussing, explaining and demonstrating Azure Stack. If you have not seen it – watch it. Azure Stack is a MAJOR shift in IT. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-first-technical-preview-of-microsoft-azure-stack/


Azure – MS loves Linux!

an awesome collection – go look! https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-loves-linux-deep-dive-blog-series/