Monthly Archives: April 2016

Setting up a DSC web pull server | MSDN

Get an SSL certificate

Source: Setting up a DSC web pull server | MSDN

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Computer Certificate Enrollment and Renewal

Key-based renewal

certreq -machine -q -enroll -cert <thumbprint> renew

 

Enrollment

Locate enterprise CA

a) find out CA name and server

certutil -config - -ping

b) find out more info about CA and CA type

certutil – dump

In the output of the command above we can find out more information about the type of the CA (enterprise/standalone, root/subordinate…. see Types of Certification Authorities)

 certutil -cainfo -config <paste the config: line output from certutil -dump> type

Web based enrollment

URL of your Certificate Services server (eg https://ca-server/certsrv).

 

via Test Lab Guide: Demonstrating Certificate Key-Based Renewal, Renew a certificate, Requesting a certificate from a local certification authority, Test Lab Guide: Demonstrating Certificate Key-Based Renewal, Certification Authority Web Enrollment Guidance

Day 1: Intro to PowerShell DSC and Configuring Your First Pull Server – System Center Central

Welcome to Day 1 of the “100 Days of DevOps with PowerShell”! For background on our goals in this series, see Announcing the “100 Days of DevOps with PowerShell” Series here on SCC. Today, I am going to introduce you to PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and demonstrate how it enables DevOps through a hands-on …

Source: Day 1: Intro to PowerShell DSC and Configuring Your First Pull Server – System Center Central

Almond Labs Blog – Configuring a Single Server Development Environment for Provider Hosted Apps

Step by step guide for configuring a single server SharePoint 2013 environment for developing Provider Hosted Apps with Visual Studio 2013

Source: Almond Labs Blog – Configuring a Single Server Development Environment for Provider Hosted Apps

Free tools to convert VHD into VMDK and vice versa – ESX Virtualization

Free tools to convert VHD into VMDK – Starwind v2v converter. This tool can handle both conversions. VHD -> VMDK and also VMDK -> VHD.

Source: Free tools to convert VHD into VMDK and vice versa – ESX Virtualization

Capturing Screenshots with PowerShell and .NET

There are many reasons for taking a screenshot of your local desktop or a remote user’s desktop.Sometimes we have some task automated but would like to see the end result, but not only as a blob of text. This is especially true to those of us who have worked in a help desk role know the difficulty involved with having an end user describe an error that’s occurred on their machine. Wouldn’t it be great if they knew how to take a screenshot and send the file to you? Sometimes we just want a picture to look at. Pictures really are worth a thousand words sometimes.Enter Powershell!

Source: Capturing Screenshots with PowerShell and .NET

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