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POWERSHELL ACTIVE DIRECTORY: ADD OR UPDATE (CHANGE) MANAGER NAME IN ORGANIZATION TAB OF USER

June 24, 2017 04:06PM

I am sharing few of the scripts I wrote long back to change/update Users information in Active directory,  It was required me while migrating Active directory to Office 365. One of the script was adding or change manager name in organization tab of User properties. (All user names used here are fict…

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POWERSHELL: USE PARAMETERS AND CONFIGURATION FROM INI FILE, USE AS SPLATTING

June 22, 2017 09:14PM

I was working on one of my friends requirement for automating scripts, He wanted a safe way to use parameters and configuration values from external file instead of modifying actual script, I tried with CSV as well as cliXML file. but found INI file is simple format as external plain text file to pa…

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VEMBU

June 7, 2017 07:24PM

Vembu is a prominent provider of a collection of software products and cloud facilities to insignificant and mid industries for more than a decade. The newest version of Vembu’s award-winning Backup & Disaster Recovery solution, latest Vembu BDR Suite v3.7 provides Vembu’s idea is to brand software …

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WINDOWS VCENTER 6.5: VCENTER VPXD AND OTHER SERVICES MISSING OR NOT EXIST IN SERVICES.MSC

May 24, 2017 07:15PM

Recently while troubleshooting VMWare vCenter 6.5 on Microsoft windows, I found some necessary services either missing or does not exist. Crucial services like VMware vcenter (VPXD), Vmware Single sign on and other services simply missing. Earlier I thought this could be because it might have upgrad…

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POWERSHELL INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING MICROSOFT ISCSI TARGET SERVER

May 22, 2017 02:45PM

In my previous blog I configured Microsoft iSCSI Target Server using GUI way, Here in this chapter I am utilizing Powershell to do the task. First command is to check the status of FS-iSCSITarget-Server role. (Only running Get-WindowsFeature will show all the list of role and features), to show spec…

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MICROSFOT WINDOWS 2012 R2 ISCSI TARGET STORAGE SERVER FOR ESXI AND HYPERV

May 22, 2017 08:47AM

As Microsoft has introduced iSCSI server role since windows 2012, it can be used as iSCSI target (storage box). I use this instead of  openfiler, freenas or any other appliance for testing in my lab, I have even seen Dell vendor has come up with one of the storage NX3200 model and organizations are …

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AWARDED VMWARE VEXPERT AGAIN FOR 2017

February 9, 2017 08:49AM

I am honored today again to see the announcement that I was awarded the title vExpert for the 4th year in a row.

vExpert is a title that VMware awards to those that have made significant contributions to the VMware community.  The title doesn’t show a particular level of technical expertise; but …

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MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL: CLONING (COPING) OR IMPORTING EXISTING NSG (NETWORK SECURITY GROUP) FROM EXCEL

January 26, 2017 07:14PM

MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL: CREATING NEW NSG (NETWORK SECURITY GROUP)

January 23, 2017 02:18PM

This post is based on article CREATE NEW NSG (NETWORK SECURITY GROUP - VIRTUAL FIREWALL ACL) ON MICROSOFT AZURE. Although it is same, but in this I will be showing how to do the same task using PowerShell. Below command creates new NSG with no custom Security Rules. 3 parameters are required -Name,…

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CREATE NEW NSG (NETWORK SECURITY GROUP - VIRTUAL FIREWALL ACL) ON MICROSOFT AZURE

January 20, 2017 10:18AM

In my earlier blog POWERSHELL - EXPORT AZURE NSG (NETWORK SECURITY GROUP) RULES TO EXCEL I wrote on how to export NSG (Network Security Group) in CSV excel file using powershell, which can be used later to create new NSG using same rules or editing CSV file. NSG is nothing but a Virtual Firewall con…

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POWERSHELL - EXPORT AZURE NSG (NETWORK SECURITY GROUP) RULES TO EXCEL

December 30, 2016 11:31AM

A network security group is a layer of security that acts as a virtual firewall for controlling traffic in and out of virtual machines (via network interfaces) and subnets. It contains a set of security rules that allow or deny inbound and outbound traffic using the following 5-tuple: protocol, sour…

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POWERSHELL FUN SEND KEYS ON THE SCREEN

December 29, 2016 08:34PM

Today I received weird request from one of my developer friend, He created some application but whenever screen was getting locked due to screen saver lock Group Policy after designated time, Application was not working as expected, Until he resolve the bugs in his application he was seeking help if…

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CONFIGURING AND MANAGING MICROSOFT WINDOWS NANO SERVER

December 28, 2016 05:27PM

From my previous article I created Nano server VHD image and deployed it as virtual machine on Vmware Workstation. This article I will be focusing on configuration of network settings, Currently I have only one network adapter, from main menu after login, Hit enter for Network settings and select th…

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HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS NANO SERVER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION AND V2V CONVERTER

December 26, 2016 07:15PM

New Microsoft Windows Nano server 2016 provides and offers many new benefits over traditional windows server operating system. It is very cost effective to run nano server Amount of resources required to run nano server is very low. also due to its striped down GUI architect (no GUI layer at all) an…

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CONVERTING FROM SERVER 2012 CORE INSTALL TO FULL GUI

December 13, 2016 10:26PM

There might be a chance while installation of Microsoft Windows Server setup, You might have overlooked the operating systems menus while setup installation and selected default Windows Server 2012 R2 standard (Server Core installation), first option from the list and click next or press enter. This…

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MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL DEPLOYING PAAS SQL DATABASE AS A SERVICE

December 7, 2016 11:15PM

Taking forward  from my previous article MICROSOFT AZURE CREATING AND DEPLOYING PAAS SQL SERVER, DATABASE AS A SERVICE, In this post I will performing same task using Microsoft Azure PowerShell to deploy SQL Server. Very first I will be creating Logical SQL server, As this server is completely tak…

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MICROSOFT AZURE CREATING AND DEPLOYING PAAS SQL SERVER, DATABASE AS A SERVICE

December 5, 2016 11:34PM

Soon after deploying and establishing in-house to azure VPN tunnel PART 1 : MICROSOFT AZURE CREATION AND CONFIGURATION OF VPN TUNNEL SERIES, I got another task to architect complete project on Microsoft Azure, Very first requirement by application team was the Database server.

SQL Database is a…

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COOL POWERSHELL FREE ONLINE GUI GENERATOR TOOL, POSHGUI

November 25, 2016 11:30PM

Today while surfing on the internet I came across very cool website for Microsoft Powershell, it is free powershell GUI designer tool online. Powershell lovers who like to create graphical interface will definitely like this website, if they want to create a GUI structure and put there code for auto…

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ESXI 6.5 UPGRADE INSTALLATION AND UI HTML WEB CLIENT

November 25, 2016 10:26PM

After upgrading my VMware vSphere management infrastructure to latest version 6.5, I decided to upgrade the last part Esxi server in my lab to version 6.5, While Upgradation/installation I didn't find any change or difference, All the steps are same as earlier shown in the article I wrote PART 1 :…

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VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER 6.5 UPGRADE AND VSPHERE WEB CLIENT PLUG-IN INTEGRATION

November 24, 2016 02:00PM

After worked on first step of upgrading my VMware vCenter Server from 6.0 to version 6.5, I can upgrade other vsphere component one by one. Whenever I want to upgrade my production or lab vSphere environment (This is recommended practice), I always first upgrade (database), vCenter Server, and secon…

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