PowerShell Azure – Get-AzureExtensionHighestVersion

function Get-AzureExtensionHighestVersion {    [CmdletBinding()]    PARAM ([string]$extension, [string] $location=’AustraliaEast’)     $sortProps = @{Expression = “PublisherName”; Descending = $True}, @{Expression = “Type”; Descending = $True},@{Expression = “Version”; Descending = $True}    $Results= Get-AzureRmVmImagePublisher -Location $location |      Get-AzureRmVMExtensionImageType |       Get-AzureRmVMExtensionImage |        Where-Object {$_.Type -LIKE “*$extension*”}   #replace version…

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PowerShell – DSC Linux MOFs and logs

working with DSC on Linux, there are a few things to know that don’t seem to be documented anywhere obvious.  OMI stuff  lives in /opt/omi/lib /opt/omi/bin  For troubleshooting you look at the logs which are here: cat /var/opt/omi/log/omiserver.log         #the OMI CIM server cat /var/opt/omi/log/dsc.log               #the LCM and DSC logging. Start your…

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PowerShell Azure – Invoke-AzureRmVMRunCommand

Invoke-AzureRmVMRunCommand has a parameter -CommandId which the single example shows as -CommandId ‘RunPowerShellScript’ -ScriptPath ‘sample.ps1’ but the question that raises is – what other values can I give? A colleague showed me how to get the list of various CommandId values: Get-AzureRmVMRunCommandDocument -Location AustraliaEast EnableRemotePS – Configure the machine to enable remote PowerShell. (Windows) Ipconfig – List…

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PowerShell – SharpCompress and untar

#needed to untar a tar.gz file and found the SharpCompress package, which will do it all! #region InstallPackage SharpCompress if  (-NOT (Get-Package -Name ‘SharpCompress’ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)) { #need to install it if (Find-Package -Name ‘SharpCompress’ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { Find-Package -Name SharpCompress  | Install-Package -Verbose } else { if (-NOT (Get-PackageSource -Name ‘nuGet.org v2’ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue))…

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PowerShell – Get-Credential and certificates

Matthew Bongiovi  had a discussion on Get-Credential and how it works. So useful, that I thought I’d cut/paste it here so that you and I can refer to it in future! See below:   The Get-Credential cmdlet generates the prompt using the CredUIPromptForCredentials function. The documentation for that function says: “In the case of credentials…

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PowerShell Azure – find a sku offer publisher

# who is the publisher for FreeBSD? What offer? What sku? # Find-AzureSKU bsd function Find-AzureSKU  {   Param ([parameter(Mandatory=$true,HelpMessage=’Enter a partial string of the  product’)]   [String] $sku,   [String] $location=’australiaeast’  )   $publishers = Get-AzureRmVMImagePublisher -location $location   foreach ($publisher in $publishers) {      $offers=Get-AzureRmVMImageOffer -location $location `        …

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PowerShell – Try/Catch/Retry

# try/catch/fix and continue $tries = 0 while ($tries -lt 2) {    try {      $tries++      $ErrorActionPreference=’Stop’      # code I am testing goes here – perhaps with a param argument that needs changing      $tries++    }   catch { #fixup code goes here      $ErrorActionPreference=’SilentlyContinue’ # and the loop will now…

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PowerShell – DSC Environment Analyser (DSCEA)

Awesome! An  open source release of DSC Environment Analyzer (DSCEA), a PowerShell module that uses the declarative nature of Desired State Configuration to scan systems in an environment against a defined reference MOF file and generate compliance reports as to whether systems match the desired configuration. For more information, check out: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ralphkyttle/2017/03/21/introducing-dscea/ https://github.com/Microsoft/DSCEA https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/DSCEA  

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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…

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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…

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