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Running PowerShell in Vagrant

In this article, I will show how to configure a Vagrant box to run PowerShell. … [Read more...]

The Future of Remoting in Windows – OpenSSH

With OpenSSH, you can remote into any operating system from any operating system. This is a wonderful thing! … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a Chocolatey Package

In this article, I will dive into a Chocolatey package to show the important components. … [Read more...]

Running PowerShell Scripts in Puppet

There are times when you have a complex script that you just need to get into configuration management. Re-writing scripts into manifests is time-consuming, no doubt about it. In this article, I will show how to run PowerShell scripts from Puppet. … [Read more...]

Automate Multi-Platform Machine Image Builds with Packer

The majority of organizations are not going to use one specific provider to host their systems. Whether it be VMware on-premises, Azure in the cloud, AWS, or Hyper-V, most will be operating on more than one. … [Read more...]

Automate Multi-Platform Machine Image Builds with Packer

The majority of organizations are not going to use one specific provider to host their systems. Whether it be VMware on-premises, Azure in the cloud, AWS, or Hyper-V, most will be operating on more than one. … [Read more...]

Installing Chocolatey Packages Remotely with PowerShell

One “free” solution for deploying Chocolatey packages remotely is PowerShell. Using PowerShell remoting techniques, software can be deployed in parallel on many different machines at once. In this article, I will demonstrate this. … [Read more...]

Auditing Software with Chocolatey

Knowing what software is installed on your desktops and servers is crucial in an organization. This is common sense to sysadmins. We like to know information such as installation date, version and who installed it. By default, in Windows, you can get some of this information, but not all of it. It also helps to find packages that need to be upgraded to newer versions. … [Read more...]

How To Use Vagrant Networking

 In this article, I will discuss some of the ways to configure virtual machines using Vagrant networking. … [Read more...]

5 Vagrant Commands You Need to Know

In this article, I will point out five commands that every Vagrant user needs to know. … [Read more...]