Use the DISM PowerShell cmdlets or SCCM to slipstream updates

In this guide, we will cover two methods to slipstream updates: with the DISM PowerShell cmdlets and with SCCM.

Joseph MoodyMVP By Joseph Moody - Tue, March 24, 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.

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) – Part 4: Installing a pull server

In the fourth and final installment of my Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) series, I will explain how you can install a DSC pull server.

Timothy Warner By Timothy Warner - Mon, March 23, 2015 - 0 comments

Timothy Warner is a Windows systems administrator, software developer, author, and technical trainer based in Nashville, TN. His new book Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours is now available for pr-eorder.

Hyper-V security best practices

Planning security for your Hyper-V host server deployment is a critical step in any virtualization or private cloud deployment. In this guide, I’ll cover recommendations for planning and implementing Hyper-V security of your Windows Servers running Hyper-V.

Kyle Beckman By Kyle Beckman - Fri, March 20, 2015 - 0 comments

Kyle Beckman works as a systems administrator in Higher Education in the Southeast United States and has 15+ years of systems administration experience. You can follow him on Twitter or his blog, trekker.net.

Free e-books for Windows administrators [updated]

Four new free eBooks for admins made in the 4sysops list. Three of them are from Microsoft: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation, Microsoft System Center Software Update Management Field Experience, and Data Science in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and R. I also added Tobias Weltner’ eBook Master-PowerShell. The book is already available for a while, but the author updates it and it is certainly an interesting read for every PowerShell beginner. Tobias Weltner is a scripting veteran. It must be 15 years or so when I read his VBScript books

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, March 19, 2015 - 27 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.

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) – Part 3: Deployment

In the third installment of my Desired State Configuration (DSC) series, I will explain how to deploy a DSC configuration, how to test if it matches the desired configuration, and how to remove a DSC configuration.

Timothy Warner By Timothy Warner - Wed, March 18, 2015 - 0 comments

Timothy Warner is a Windows systems administrator, software developer, author, and technical trainer based in Nashville, TN. His new book Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours is now available for pr-eorder.

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