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Installing PowerCLI 6.5.x on Windows Server 2012 R2 after Find-Module Error

Now that PowerCLI is part of the PowerShell Gallery, you can install it using the native module installer…but there’s a catch. Windows Server 2012 R2 requires a couple of minor updates to get this process underway. You’ll know really quickly if you open up your PowerShell terminal or PowerShell ISE (as Administrator) and try the following command: Find-Module -name VMware.PowerCLI …

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Running PowerShell Core using Docker

More and more of the Microsoft ecosystem is making its way into open source platforms. One of the very interesting products coming from the Microsoft camp lately is the PowerShell Core platform which is now ported to run on multiple underlying operating system environments. I covered the process to install the Mac OSX version which is very cool, but let’s …

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Is this thing on? Using the PowerShell Test-Connection CmdLet

As a lover of all things PowerShell, I’m constantly doing queries and tasks against large pools of computer objects from my Active Directory network. One of the continuing challenges I run into is machines which are registered computer objects domain, but not online. It’s not a problem that they aren’t online in general, but the issue is that every remote …