This past month there was a RUSH to patch every single Windows based DNS server in every organization. Something quickly asked was “Did we get them all?”. For some organizations, you see the phrase “finding DNS,” and you find it crazy. However, at larger global organizations, it may be a real challenge. What do you […]

Something overlooked in scripting is the value of logging your result. Typically when most system administrators write something in PowerShell they are attempting to achieve a desired result. When the desired result is achieved, why log the steps taken? Furthermore, why bother when we have tools like: Write-Verbose Write-Error Write-Output Write-Information Write-Host Start-Transcript All of […]

VSCode offers an unimaginable amount of customization, and I recently wrote a blog post on my blog (jordantheitguy.com) listing out my favorite VSCode extensions. One of those extensions – “ToDo Tree” – requires a little more configuration than just clicking install. What is ToDo Tree Before we deal with how to install one of my […]

I think every admin who works with PowerShell has one folder on their desktop, or somewhere labeled “Stuff”. Inside are a bunch of tiny PowerShell scripts or maybe something they wrote to do a specific thing. PowerShell has a pretty awesome feature though. A feature not a lot of people use called PowerShell DOT sourcing. […]