Episode 245 – PowerScripting Podcast – Dan Cunningham on the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit

16 10 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Dan Cunningham about the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit



Guests – Dan Cunningham


Chatroom Buzz-

<JonWalz> http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz

<MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Saturday 006: Hear the Scripting Guy and the Winner of the Advanced Category in the Scripting Games http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/10/10/powershell-saturday-006-hear-the-scripting-guy-and-the-winner-of-the-advanced-category-in-the-scripting-games/

<MikeFRobbins> Two weeks until PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta (October 26th): http://powershellsaturday.com/005/

<gpduck> http://psappdeploytoolkit.codeplex.com/

<gpduck> jonwalz my audio is cutting out but i think this is the privilege guard tool he’s talking about: http://www.avecto.com/products/overview/

<halr9000> JonWalz: would steve’s favorite tool help? http://www.vagrantup.com/

<JimBirley> http://www.tanium.com/solutions/patch-management-and-software-distribution/    (Interesting product)

<4Vern_Anderson> ## DONT USE INTERNET EXPLORER it doesn’t work with the vide

<0halr9000> you guys know what to do with the whole ## stuff right?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## to ask a question

<4Vern_Anderson> ## is there an app list like chocolety

<14ScriptingWife> ## did he talk about targeting yet?

<7JimBirley> ### PS 3.0

<7BrianK> ##will I be at a disadvantage if I don’t have SCCM?  If so what functionality do I lose?

<7BrianK> ##Could I use Group Policy as a targeting mechanism if I don’t have SCCM?  Or would that be messy?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## And you could train a helpdesk person to creat packages

<7JimBirley> ### does the product called Tanium play in this space?  Peer-to-Peer distribution model based tool.

<6Rich> ## Why does most of your documentation use Lotus Notes as the example application?

<6Rich> ## Does the tool inspect MSi files and list which properties can be specified on commandline?

<6Rich> ## Does the tool inspect MSI files and list which properties can be specified on commandline?

<6Rich> ## Are there any plans to automate the process of creating the Deploy-Application.ps1 scripts via a GUI, rather than asking the user to modify them by hand?

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Superman / fly home

Episode 244 – PowerScripting Podcast – Ned Pyle from Microsoft on DFRS, SMB 3.0 and More

8 10 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Ned Pyle about DFRS and SMB 3.0



Guests – Ned Pyle


Chatroom Buzz-

 <BrianK> Jon have you checked out OBS? http://obsproject.com/

<MikeFRobbins> Speaking of DSC, I published a blog on “Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration to Unzip Files” today: http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/10/03/using-powershell-desired-state-configuration-to-unzip-files/

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/tags/deployment+track/

<MikeFRobbins> Vern_Anderson – See This: “PowerShell Function to Unzip Files Using the .NET Framework 4.5 with Fallback to COM” http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/08/15/powershell-function-to-unzip-files-using-the-net-framework-4-5-with-fallback-to-com/

<Vern_Anderson> B rianK said  http://obsproject.com/

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Vaporize line jumpers


MVP Steven Murawski is writing a series on DSC at PowerShell.org

Episode 243 – PowerScripting Podcast – Rob Reynolds on Puppet and Chocolatey

1 10 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Rob Reynolds about Chocolatey and Puppet



Guests – Rob Reynolds


Chatroom Buzz-

<14ScriptingWife> ## what is the topic tonight?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## && Happy Birthday to @ScriptingWife

<7JimBirley> ## All night long

<0halr9000> ## like so

<11MikeFRobbins> ##

<13Stuwee> ## What does puppet actually do?

<13Stuwee> ## so will DSC replace puppet?

<14gpduck> ## write documentation that does the work for you instead of a list of instructions

<11ScriptWarrior> ## so there are goto statements?  😛

<4Vern_Anderson> ## I think enterprise customers get support

<4Vern_Anderson> ## Normal open sourced customers are on their own

<11ScriptWarrior> ## So does Puppet consume the MOF Files?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## Managed Object Format (MOF)

<4Vern_Anderson> ## Spotted cow spots??

<MikeFRobbins> One month until PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta: http://powershellsaturday.com/005/

<MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Oktoberfest: PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta and 006 in Singapore: http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/09/26/powershell-oktoberfest-powershell-saturday-005-in-atlanta-and-006-in-singapore/

<MikeFRobbins> Episode 199 – PowerScripting Podcast – Rob Reynolds talks PowerShell and Chocolatey: http://powershell.org/wp/2012/09/07/episode-199-rob-reynolds-talks-powershell-and-chocolatey/

<MikeFRobbins> Adam Driscoll is presenting for the Mississippi PowerShell User Group (Lync Meeting) on October 8th: http://mspsug.com/2013/09/24/powershell-mvp-adam-driscoll-speaking-for-mspsug-on-tuesday-october-8th-at-830pm-cdt/

<halr9000> http://chocolatey.org/

<halr9000> http://puppetlabs.com/

<ToddKlindt> ScriptingWife, I think it starts here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=q0PHeSoHa6s#t=886

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppet_(software)

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef_(software)

<MikeFRobbins> Tomorrow is the last day to submit topics for the PowerShell Summit: http://powershell.org/wp/2013/09/01/powershell-summit-north-america-2014-call-for-topics/

<halr9000> http://forge.puppetlabs.com/

<ScriptingWife> my version of chrome: http://www.last.fm/music/Trace+Adkins/_/Chrome

<halr9000> http://www.vagrantup.com/

<halr9000> i do not know what made me think of this but here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dD7-N9aWbY

<halr9000> no here you go much better http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hw4wzwYeZ0Y

<Vern_Anderson> http://youtu.be/liKhLNY5GYI  I’m your puppet

<ScriptWarrior> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc180827.aspx – Mof technet

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Management_Instrumentation#WMI_tools

<MikeFRobbins> Looking forward to going to Weidmanns for lunch tomorrow: http://www.weidmanns1870.com/

<MikeFRobbins> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_95

<halr9000> http://www.oculusvr.com/

<ScriptWarrior> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO4yR2l3V1k

<Rob_____> https://github.com/ferventcoder/vagrant-windows-puppet

<Rob_____> https://github.com/chocolatey/puppet-chocolatey-handsonlab

<MikeFRobbins> ScriptingWife | The place I’m having lunch at tomorrow has Praline Cheesecake and Praline Bread Pudding a la mode http://www.weidmanns1870.com/our-menus/lunch-menu/

<JonWalz> http://grooveshark.com/s/Existence+VIP/3LxAuC?src=5

<ToddKlindt> Here are the books I read last year, http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=383

The Question – First Computer

  • Gateway Pentium 133, and it was horrible!

Episode 242 – PowerScripting Podcast – Steven Murawski and Geoff Dalgas on DSC and Stack Overflow

25 09 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Steven Murawski and Geoff Dalgas about DSC & Stack Overflow



Guests – Steve Murawski, Geoff Dalgas


Chatroom Buzz-

<11ScriptWarrior> ## Do they use splunk to data mine those logs?

<0logicaldiagram> ## What “provider” do you use for IIS?

<10Neptune443> ## Can you expand on the pull setup? TechNet docs are just wrong and the DSC-service in R2 RTM seems to be pretty much broken out of the box.

<11ScriptWarrior> ## Well plus by automating you are taking human error out of the deployment process

<0logicaldiagram> ## Do you have one .Net application for all the StackExchange “sites”?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## So is that like VM Snapshots?

<0halr9000> ## how do you make a provider?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## Just out of curiosity what brand of hardware do you use at Stack?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## What do you use to monitor the servers?  Dell OpenView?  SCOM?

<0logicaldiagram> ## Any real-user monitoring?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## Why not use SCOM?

<10Neptune443> ## Can you quickly run through what you need to do to package up both configurations and providers for the pull server?

<PowerSchill> https://pssat005.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount

<JeffH> This book helped some in explaining devops: http://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-Helping-Business-ebook/dp/B00AZRBLHO

<Vern_Anderson> http://powerscriptinglive.blogspot.com/

<MikeFRobbins> Did you guys see my blog today: Fun and Games with PowerShell: http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/09/19/fun-and-games-with-powershell/

<MikeFRobbins> 36 days until PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta: http://powershellsaturday.com/005/

<halr9000> http://stackoverflow.com/

<gdalgas> https://www.quantcast.com/p-c1rF4kxgLUzNc

<halr9000> http://www.amazon.com/Management-System-Administrators-Thomas-Limoncelli/dp/0596007833

<gdalgas> http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/05/welcome-stack-overflow-valued-associate-00003/ <- me

<halr9000> https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC

<gdalgas> http://imgur.com/2MFgP23 <– our entire web tier for Stack Exchange

<halr9000> http://www.vagrantup.com/

<halr9000> http://docs.vagrantup.com/v2/getting-started/index.html

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm  #15

<gdalgas> http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/02/new-datacenter-migration/ <– my boy has been doing datacenters for awhile

<gdalgas> they sure are:  https://twitter.com/SuperDalgas/status/379721652516691968

<logicaldiagram> http://blog.serverfault.com/2013/09/05/homegrown-devops-tools-at-stack-exchange/

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.opencompute.org/  << Should look at these servers

<smurawski> http://velocityconf.com/velocityny2013/public/schedule/detail/30114

<halr9000> http://www.amazon.com/The-Goal-Process-Ongoing-Improvement/dp/0884270610 ?

The Question – Geoff

  • Geoff Dalgas: superhero – The Hulk

  • Steve – book: The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Episode 241 – PowerScripting Podcast – Microsoft PFE Matthew Reynolds on the Windows Performance Toolkit

18 09 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Matthew Reynolds about the Windows Performance Toolkit



Guests – Matthew Reynolds


Chatroom Buzz-

<9MikeKline> ##Can you ask Matt does he ever use the PAL tool to monitor performance?

<6smurawski> ##Have you found a good way for monitoring ETL streams in a live fashion?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## So could you use the same tools to perf SVCHOST.exe

<11MikeFRobbins> ## ask him about his chapter in the powershell deep dives book

<0logicaldiagram> ## is Win Perf Recorder a replacement for DebugDiag?

<4Vern_Anderson> ##did you use -NoProfile sitych?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## isn’t that called a blog?

<13Stuwee> ## Can you do that in AD LDS?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## So how do you get the latest version of Entity Framework?

<8Llewta_> ### Show Note:  vBrownBag kicks off “Automate all the Things” series next Wednesday Night.  Go to vbrownbag.com for details

<8Llewta_> ###  We’ll have Alan Renouf, Luc Dekens, and Andre Leibovici presenting on powercli topics

<0Jaykul> ## ehy it’s pro!

<13Stuwee> ## Jon, please keep this part of the broadcast part of the full podcast recording.

<organicit> http://www.meetup.com/Northern-California-Powershell-User-Group/

<smurawski> https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/df3552dd15bf66e3a4129f646d1a50618c6e5b14?authuser=0&hl=en-US

<halr9000> http://videosift.com/video/Wayne-s-World-featuring-Aerosmith-and-Tom-Hanks

<ScriptWarrior> http://tampapowershell.eventbrite.com/

<ScriptingWife> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/performance/cc825801.aspx

<halr9000> h


<MikeKline> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/WCA-B317#fbid=GgIfGxlTCL4

<ScriptingWife> bbnetman http://powershellgroup.org/NorthernVirginia

* logicaldiagram https://plus.google.com/u/0/104581469041072242182/posts/p/pub

<smurawski> https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa13

<halr9000> not this: http://www.salutosofgurnee.com/

<halr9000> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb968803(v=vs.85).aspx

<Vern_Anderson> https://www.soluto.com/

<smurawski> http://tx.codeplex.com/

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/utilizing-sysinternals-tools-for-it-pros

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dft63gHqqKo

<logicaldiagram> https://github.com/adamdriscoll/poshtools

<kobeckman> http://blog.tyang.org/2011/11/08/run-64-bit-powershell-via-sccm-2007-advertisement/

<JonWalz> http://powerguivsx.codeplex.com/

<JonWalz> https://github.com/adamdriscoll/poshtools

<Jaykul> PSCX is binary, this one is using lots of modules too 😉 https://github.com/Jaykul/poshcode

<Jaykul> that’s what https://github.com/Jaykul/poshcode will fix

<Jaykul> if you don’t believe me that it will work, try running \\PoshCode.org\Modules\Install  http://POshCode.org/Modules/WASP.psmx

<Jaykul> to be clear, https://github.com/Jaykul/poshcode is all about modules

<Llewta_> http://professionalvmware.com/vbrownbag-automate-all-the-things-training-schedule/

<ToddKlindt> Stuwee, you can find out about it at http://www.toddklindt.com/blog.

<ToddKlindt> I’ve got the old recordings. Live at http://www.toddklindt.com/netcast Monday nights at 8:30 Central.

<Llewta_> https://www.google.com/search?q=ngage&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Z4UyUs6gOoSs9ATXkoDgBA&ved=0CD8QsAQ&biw=1280&bih=675&dpr=1

The Question –

  • Teleportation

Up Next: PowerShell MVP Steven Murawski talks about DevOps, DSC, StackExchange!

17 09 2013

70c25484ea883f25a2111aad9e02cf91This Thursday, September 19th, we are excited to be joined once more by PowerShell MVP Steven Murawski, (@StevenMurawski)! Steven is coming on the show to talk about DevOps, working at a high-scale web property like StackExchange, and his experiences as a Microsoft TAP customer using DSC (Desired State Configuration) in production.

This will be the second episode in our DSC series. Be sure to check out Episode 236 with Don Jones where he provided an introduction to the concepts.

As always, you can join us at 9:30PM EST at http://live.powerscripting.net

Episode 240 – PowerScripting Podcast – Jeff Wouters on becoming an MVP, starting a usergroup and more

11 09 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Jeff Wouters about becoming an MVP



Guests – Jeff Wouters


Chatroom Buzz

<11MikeFRobbins> ## Ask Jeff about what he’s doing with AppAssure and PowerShell

<11MikeFRobbins> ## Is there going to be a Winter Scripting Games?

<PowerSchill> My song request for tonight: http://open.spotify.com/track/6yT7kcpsXNW7QS9xunPaox

<Jaykul> side note: https://www.globalsign.com/ssl/ssl-open-source/

<PowerSchill> Was reading this article and finally got to the end and who wrote it. 🙂 http://redmondmag.com/blogs/it-decision-maker/2013/08/the-technet-subscription-thing.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> Jeff Wouters presented at the Mississippi PowerShell User Group last week (video): http://mspsug.com/2013/08/27/video-presentation-materials-august-2013-mspsug-meeting-featuring-guest-speaker-jeff-wouters/

<Jaykul> hmm, free code-signing certs for open source? http://www.certum.eu/certum/cert,offer_cert_comparision_cs.xml

<MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Deep Dives book: http://manning.com/hicks/

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.youtube.com/user/powershelldon

<MikeFRobbins> http://jeffwouters.nl/

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.bing.com/rewards/dashboard

<alexandair> @halr9000: http://www.jaapbrasser.com/

<alexandair> http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_stranger/

<alexandair> https://twitter.com/sstranger

<DonJ-MVP> http://dupsug.com

<DonJ-MVP> PSNA750 and PSNA850. $750 and $850. Not many allocated, though. So dive in. http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/home/event/PSNA2014 Should still be hotel room space. We blocked 100 rooms total.

<MikeFRobbins> Managing Dell AppAssure with Windows PowerShell http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/03/31/weekend-scripter-managing-dell-appassure-with-windows-powershell.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> Managing Symantec Backup Exec 2012 with PowerShell http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2012/06/02/weekend-scripter-managing-symantec-backup-exec-2012-with-powershell.aspx

<JimBirley> http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/scriptfanatic/archive/2011/01/06/HP-BladeSystem-PowerShell-cmdlets.aspx

<JimBirley> http://www.bulleitbourbon.com/gateway.aspx

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Richards

The Question –

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