Find PowerShell cmdlets with Get-Command

The Get-Command cmdlet helps you find PowerShell cmdlets, especially one you used previously but just can’t remember its exact name.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, February 17, 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.

Analyzing SMSPXE.log and other methods to troubleshoot SCCM 2012 OS deployments

When unknown computers stop imaging in SCCM 2012, knowing where to look first will save hours of effort. This guide covers the SMSPXE.log file and two custom queries for the SCCM database.

Joseph MoodyMVP By Joseph Moody - Mon, February 16, 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.

Free e-books for Windows administrators [updated]

I’ve added four new free eBooks to the list. If you have no experience yet with cloud computing, Microsoft’s new free eBook “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure” is a good read to get started. Michael Collier and Robin Shahan introduce the most important Azure services. The book is also recommended for IT pros who have been working with other cloud providers. I also added three free eBooks about Hyper-V from Altaro, the maker of a popular Hyper-V Backup tool: The Altaro PowerShell Hyper-V Cookbook, Explored: 7 Key Areas of Hyper-V, and Licensing Microsoft Server in a Virtual Environment.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, February 12, 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.

The PowerShell function – Parameters, data types, return values

Functions in PowerShell allow you to combine multiple statements and improve the reusability of your code. In this post, you will learn how to scope functions, define parameters, assign data types, and return values.

Wolfgang Sommergut By Wolfgang Sommergut - Thu, February 12, 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.

Application deployment with EMCO Remote Installer

EMCO Remote Installer is an easy-to-use application deployment tool for small- and mid-sized organizations that you can also use to inventory the applications in your network.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, February 11, 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.

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