Displaying text one page at a time in PowerShell: more, less, head, tail

If you display large text files or long results of a cmdlet, the content rushes unabated through the console window. To display the output one page at a time, UNIX pagers such as more or less have become well established. PowerShell offers comparable tools, although they are not as powerful as their UNIX counterparts.

Wolfgang Sommergut By Wolfgang Sommergut - Mon, August 31, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Wolfgang Sommergut has over 20 years of experience in IT journalism. He has also worked as a system administrator and as a tech consultant. Today he runs the German publication WindowsPro.de.

What is Windows Update for Business?

In May, Microsoft announced Windows Update for Business (WUB), a new service that will give admins more control over the Windows 10 update process. In a recent article, Mary Jo Foley published the results of her latest investigations about WUB. Despite her good contacts, she wasn’t really able to reveal new information. However, I think it is relatively clear what WUB will be about and, perhaps even more important, what it will not be—that is, a replacement for WSUS.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, August 28, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Error: 0xC004F050 when you activate Windows 10 on a KMS host

If you try to activate Windows 10 on a KMS host running on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 KMS hosts, you might receive an error message (Error: 0xC004F050). In this post, I show you how to solve the problem.

Tim Buntrock By Tim Buntrock - Thu, August 27, 2015 - 0 comments

Tim Buntrock is one of three Enterprise Administrators for the Active Directory Service of a "Global Player" of the Contact Center business. He is a certified engineer for MCTS, MCITP, MCSA and MCPS.

Comments in PowerShell

Even the simplest script languages, such as the batch interpreter cmd.exe, allow you to describe your code with comments. Of course, PowerShell also offers this feature. You can comment PowerShell code with single lines and in blocks.

Wolfgang Sommergut By Wolfgang Sommergut - Wed, August 26, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Wolfgang Sommergut has over 20 years of experience in IT journalism. He has also worked as a system administrator and as a tech consultant. Today he runs the German publication WindowsPro.de.

Deploying the SCCM Console for Configuration Manager 2012

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 can automate nearly any installation, including the deployment of its own management console. This guide covers the Console deployment, advanced settings, and dynamic device collections.

Joseph MoodyMVP By Joseph Moody - Tue, August 25, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Joseph Moody is an admin for a public school and helps manage 5,500 PCs. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Software Packaging, Distribution, and Servicing. He blogs at DeployHappiness.com.

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