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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 fiction and not related to real world).

Active directory users and computers ad user properties organization add change or update manager name

Before I start, I have created CSV file with user an…

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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 parse information from. Its very easy for any non-technical person to edit and review it. Before start…

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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 and cloud services very reasonable for the hundreds of thousands of small and medium businesses worl…

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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 upgraded from previous version. but even on fresh installation I found same scenario. For already working …

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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 specific role name has to know, run commands in Powershell running as administrators. (I am running thes…

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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 using it for production to store data over iscsi protocol, Although Microsoft iSCSI target 3.3 sof…

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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 rather shows that those awarded have a strong desire to share what knowledge they have with others. …

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

January 26, 2017 07:14PM

CREATE NEW NSG (NETWORK SECURITY GROUP - VIRTUAL FIREWALL ACL) ON MICROSOFT AZURE
POWERSHELL - EXPORT AZURE NSG (NETWORK SECURITY GROUP) RULES TO EXCEL
MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL: CREATING NEW NSG (NETWORK SECURITY GROUP)

Here I had got a task to clone or copy existing NSG in the Azure Powershell. I already have created one Template Network Security Group and all rules are created in it. As I…

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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, -ResourceGroupName and -Location and they are self explanatory. And new NSG information is stored i…

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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 containing Inbound and outbound rules (ACLs). It is as similar as Microsoft Windows Firewall rules unde…

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