Month: June 2017

Dave’s Cool Tools Part 3 #PowerShell FTP Downloader Script PSFTP #mvphour #Canitpro

Hey fellow IT Pro’s in today’s blog post we will look at a super quick and dirty way to download files from your favorite FTP Site. Luckily there is already an FTP Module up in the PowerShell Gallery that we will use for this called PSFTP. Here is your code: install-module PSFTP -Force Import-Module -Name PSFTP $username = "anonymous" $password = "anonymous" $secstr = New-Object -TypeName System.Security.SecureString $password.ToCharArray() | ForEach-Object {$secstr.AppendChar($_)} $cred = new-object -typename System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $username, $secstr Set-FTPConnection -Credentials $Cred -Server -Session DownloadingDrivers -UsePassive  $Session = Get-FTPConnection -Session DownloadingDrivers  Get-FTPItem -Session $Session -Path /driver/SATA/Intel_PCH_RAID_Romley_RSTE/Management/ -LocalPath "c:\post-install\SuperMicroDrivers" -RecreateFolders -Overwrite Get-FTPItem -Session $Session -Path /driver/VGA/ASPEED/ -LocalPath "c:\post-install\SuperMicroDrivers"...

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Deploying Storage Spaces Direct – Part 35 – Did you say #S2D for Free? #MVPHour #StorageSpacesDirect .@MS_Ignite

Eliminating Maintenance Contracts will pay for Storage Spaces Direct! One of the games our industry has played for as long as I have been around, is with maintenance contracts. These contracts are the lifeblood of most of these organizations as they generate run rate revenue well beyond the initial sale. If you don’t read the fine print in your contract most vendors have clauses written into them that allow them to increase the MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) at a reasonable rate each year. Or in some cases they can just raise it as they see fit. So here...

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Active Directory – When was this user/computer Created #PowerShell #MVPHour #

A pretty simple request came across my desk today. I was requested to send a report of users that were created after a specific date. Do you remember the Windows Server 2003 and prior? Before PowerShell? We had to use what I’ll term loosely as “wonderful” LDAP queries. Also the query result was pure text, we couldn’t do anything easily with it short of magical text parsing! Well here is my PowerShell script I quickly whipped up!

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Deploying Storage Spaces Direct – Part 34 – Patching Offline S2D Labs with Cumulative Updates #MVPHour #StorageSpacesDirect

Hey Storage Spaces Direct fans, over the course of the past few months we have been showing you how to build your own S2D environment using PowerShell and scripts like Big_Demo. We have gone almost 6 months now and there are some really critical Windows Updates that need to make their way into your lab. Normally this isn’t that big of an issue as we can setup internet access into the lab and just run Windows Updates or setup a WSUS Server to patch the S2D hosts with Cluster Aware Updating. However, this week I have a situation with...

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