List Windows Server Roles and Features with PowerShell

I’m sure for anyone who administers Microsoft Windows Server the Server Manager console is an all too familiar place. It does make it easy to add/remove roles and features however PowerShell is another great option that can really speed things up at times. So – what can we do with PowerShell to list the roles and … Read more

Recycle IIS App Pools

We have a system which regularly requires the IIS app pools to be recycled, I haven’t yet gotten round to writing this in PowerShell or scripting with some form of orchestration software. For now it’s just a good old batch script. I’m going to remove most of the script and just leave the important lines … Read more

WSUS – DMZ Server

I have a virtual machine in a DMZ which is not part of my Active Directory domain however I want to configure it to point at my internal Windows Server Update Services VM (WSUS) server for patching. If it had been in AD I would have deployed a GPO however that not being an option I … Read more

ESXi NTP PowerShell Script

I wanted a quick way to configure NTP settings on a number of VMware ESXi hosts across two datacenters. Hosts in site A should point to the NTP source locally primarily and to site B NTP as a secondary source and vice versa for hosts in site B. The following isn’t perfect and a lot … Read more

Egress Switch – Large File Repository Cleanup

For sending encrypted e-mails and large files to external parties I use Egress Switch which we have deployed internally rather than using the cloud service. I like the product and it’s ease of use and functionality but that’s not what I want to talk about in this post. If you have deployed this product yourself with the … Read more

Tale of the changing MAC Address

Today I had an interesting e-mail from a supplier with regard to an issue they were experiencing. Firstly let me outline the issue – Devices are tracked using a combination of radio frequency technologies to ensure we can local objects (people, equipment etc) within a building Each device has an identifier, this supplier would like … Read more

HP 3PAR Simulator

*** UPDATE – PLEASE SEE MY LATEST POST DETAILING DEPLOYMENT OF THE 3PAR SIMULATOR *** *** ON VMWARE ESXI – https://www.bytesizedalex.com/hp-3par-simulator-deployment-on-vmware-vsphere-esxi/  *** *** ON VMWARE WORKSTATION – https://www.bytesizedalex.com/hp-3par-simulator-deployment-on-vmware-workstation/  *** *** Configuration of Remote Copy over IP (RCIP) – https://www.bytesizedalex.com/hp-3par-simulator-remote-copy-rcip/   *** Currently downloading the HP 3PAR simulator – really can’t wait to get this thing up and running. … Read more