Lessons Learned

My drop-site for interesting snippets and tips. If it's useful to you as well, great!

May, 2013

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  • Lessons Learned

    Importing and Removing Certificates

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    We knew it had to come to this. All these posts about examining .cer files, scanning for certificates being served on :443, and auditing the LocalComputer\My certificate store. We knew there had to come a time when we programmatically import and remove...
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    Setting Font in PowerShell.exe Window, Sort Of…

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    To change the font in the current PowerShell.exe window, copy-and-paste all but the last line from http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/cb72e4e6-4a68-4a2e-89b7-cc43a860349e/view/Reviews . Now, for the obligatory caveats: It changes the font...
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    Getting Network Adapter Speed

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    TIMTOWTDI (pronounced ‘tim-toady’) is the Perl dictum, “There is more than one way to do it.” PowerShell seems to be mercifully free of this, but this may be an exception. We leverage the old standard “Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration”...
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    DFS (Distributed File System) Mountpoints Across Sites

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    DFS (Distributed File System) is a very use feature.  By normalizing the naming and presenting it via namespace servers, hosts in multiple sites connect to their local filers using abstracted names that are common across the environment.  This...
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