26 11, 2016

How to benefit from powershell class Inheritance?

By | 2017-03-10T09:30:42+00:00 November 26th, 2016|PowerShell, PowerShell Classes, Powershell classes 2|2 Comments

This blog post is part of my second series about powershell classes, this time in collaboration with 4sysops.com. This blog post focuses on powershell class inheritance. This series has [...]

25 09, 2016

First French PowerShell UserGroup Wrap up

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:11+00:00 September 25th, 2016|frpsug, PowerShell, UserGroup|0 Comments

In case you missed it, we have founded the French PowerShell user group last month and this is a short wrap up on how great the response from the french [...]

21 08, 2016

Embrace version control using github powershell (part 2)

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:12+00:00 August 21st, 2016|git, github, PowerShell|0 Comments

In part one of these series on version control we have seen the basics that are needed to get started with git and to setup version control locally in our [...]

21 08, 2016

Powershell Linux just became real. Get started right now!

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:12+00:00 August 21st, 2016|linux, mac os x, PowerShell|1 Comment

Microsoft released some great news yesterday (18/08/2016): PowerShell is now Open sourced, and available on Linux AND MacOSx (!!!). Yeah, amazing isn't it??!! Everybody talks about powershell linux; blogs, youtube [...]

18 08, 2016

How to print a webpage in PDF with powershell

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:12+00:00 August 18th, 2016|pdf, PowerShell, Utilities|2 Comments

I have been asked to do kind of a special thing the other day: Stéphane, do you know if we can print a webpage in PDF with powershell, so we [...]

18 08, 2016

How to automate PDFCreator with PowerShell

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:12+00:00 August 18th, 2016|COM objects, pdf, PowerShell, Utilities|0 Comments

automate pdfcreator using powershell Have you ever needed to automate the printing of PDF documents? Well, you can do that using PDFCreator and powershell. Indeed, PDFCreator (version [...]

21 06, 2016

How to create a configmgr enhanced detection method using powershell?

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:12+00:00 June 21st, 2016|ConfigMgr 2012, PowerShell|13 Comments

Have you ever felt the pain of trying to automate configmgr enhanced detection methods / enhanced detection rules using PowerShell? I know. it hurts. It feels like scripting VBS in notepad like [...]

24 01, 2016

BPUG Meeting N°5 Open for registration

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:12+00:00 January 24th, 2016|PowerShell|0 Comments

Next BPUG meeting scheduled on 24th of February 2016 at 18h  Due to Illness of the main speaker, the event is postponed until mid march. New dates will [...]

31 10, 2015

Posh-StarWars: the most usefull powershell module in the galaxy!

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:12+00:00 October 31st, 2015|PowerShell|0 Comments

Diving deep into RESTFULL api brought me all the way from my powershell prompt to the intergalactic universe of Star wars. How to join your favorite science fiction movies and [...]

22 08, 2015

How to install SMA on Windows Azure Pack : Part 2

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:13+00:00 August 22nd, 2015|PowerShell, sma, Windows Azure Pack|0 Comments

Before even starting to talk about the installation of "SMA" (which standands for "Service Management Automation" ) let's briefly explain what it is and where it comes from. What is [...]

15 08, 2015

BPUG members: Win a free ticket to the System center Universe 2015

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:13+00:00 August 15th, 2015|Basel PowerShel User Group (BPUG), PowerShell|0 Comments

Life can be full of surprises. One of them is that we got a ticket offered through a sponsorship from the ambasodor  of the System center universe Europe (Belgium & Netherlands): [...]

20 07, 2015

PowerShell Sharepoint Module (Server Side Object Model)

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:13+00:00 July 20th, 2015|PowerShell, sharepoint|1 Comment

I you follow this blog, you might have read that I have been working 'intensively' on Sharepoint. I actually didn't know Sharepoint before starting the two simultaneous Sharepoint projects begin [...]

8 06, 2015

A practical case for using a PowerShell Class

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:13+00:00 June 8th, 2015|PowerShell, PowerShell Classes, Series|13 Comments

I recently got curious about how a powershell class works. After digging a bit into it, I have to admit: I actually love it! Using a PowerShell class allows us to [...]

6 06, 2015

How to install a Sharepoint Lab in minutes using PowerShell and AutoSPInstaller

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:13+00:00 June 6th, 2015|PowerShell|0 Comments

If you are following me on twitter (@stephanevg) you probably saw one of my tweets passing by saying I was working on Sharepoint, or anything else Sharepoint related. I [...]

1 05, 2015

How to get and set configuration manager client push windows firewall rules using powershell

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:13+00:00 May 1st, 2015|ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2012, Firewall, PowerShell|2 Comments

I have worked with a new thing in PowerShell the other day that I thought would be nice to share: How to work with the Windows Firewall. I needed to verify [...]

13 04, 2015

How to extend hardware inventory in configuration manager

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:14+00:00 April 13th, 2015|ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2012, PowerShell, WMI, wmi module|4 Comments

During the first meeting of the Basel Powershell UserGroup , I have done a presentation where I demonstrated how we could tattoo our Windows Image during a deployment for reporting purposes [...]

25 03, 2015

Failover clustering PowerShell: How does it work?

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:14+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Cluster, Hyper-V, PowerShell|3 Comments

Just in case some apocalyptic event might occur on one of your servers (Like lets say, a Robot comes from the future and destroys it..) it might be a good [...]

24 03, 2015

Working with JSON and PowerShell

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:14+00:00 March 24th, 2015|json, PowerShell|8 Comments

In this post I want to share with all of you my last experiences I had working with the killer feature from powershell and explain how we can work with [...]

23 03, 2015

PowerShell deployment toolkit: How to build a lab in minutes using PDT

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:14+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|PDT, PowerShell|13 Comments

Why a Potato you may ask? well, I guess that all the french speakers understood it, but PDT is the abbreviation in french for "Pomme de terre", which actually means Potato. [...]

4 02, 2015

Learn Powershell: A list of interesting resources to start with

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:14+00:00 February 4th, 2015|learn, PowerShell|0 Comments

I have been asked recently to create a short list of powershell learning resources. While creating it, I actually found A LOT of of them. I thought it could be interesting [...]

5 01, 2015

How to OSD tattoo a SCCM Windows image using PowerShell –> OSD Tattooer Script

By | 2016-12-02T15:28:14+00:00 January 5th, 2015|ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, ConfigMgr 2012, OSD, PowerShell, Sticky, WMI|44 Comments

OSD Tattooer Script Latest version  = 1.4.3 Version 1.4.3 is out! (16/08/2015)  I have added the following minor changes in version 1.4.3: Added Online help. Use get-help .\New-OSDTattoo.ps1 -Online to get [...]

18 12, 2014

Get a List of Virtual Machines from a hyperv cluster using PowerShell

By | 2014-12-18T15:14:00+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Cluster, Hyper-V, PowerShell|0 Comments

This small post will illustrate how we can easily get all virtual machine information of a specific cluster with this function. I used this function to locate on which node [...]

12 12, 2014

Basel Powershell User Group: The engine started!

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:14+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Basel PowerShel User Group (BPUG), PowerShell, UserGroup|3 Comments

Basel PowerShell User Group   *** EDIT*** [stextbox id="note" caption="Update!"] The first meeting of the BPUG will be scheduled for the 18th of march 2015 at 18h at Rebgasse 16 Rebgasse [...]

5 12, 2014

Powershell and sharepoint: The begining of my journey.

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:14+00:00 December 5th, 2014|PowerShell, sharepoint|2 Comments

    Edit: 12/11/2014 Updated the script to version 1.1 and provided a download link (see end of this blog post for more details).     PowerShell is a great [...]

4 12, 2014

How to install Windows Azure Pack (In order to use SMA ;)) Part 1

By | 2016-10-19T21:00:14+00:00 December 4th, 2014|PowerShell, sma, Windows Azure Pack|0 Comments

This is part 1 of a series of blog posts that covers everything you need to know about Server Management Automation (SMA) and bring you from "Noob" Level, to SMA expert [...]

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