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PoshGram – a PowerShell Module for Telegram

PoshGram Overview PoshGram is a PowerShell module that enables you to send messages via the Telegram Bot API. It is written for PowerShell 6.1, which natively supports the form parameter for Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-RestMethod. The Telegram bot API requires local […]

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Windows Version Numbers

Windows Version Numbers Information This post serves as a quick reference guide for all Windows Version numbers for both client and server Microsoft Operating Systems.  Windows 10 and Server 2016 are broken down in the first sections in greater detail […]

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Windows Release Channels Explained

Windows Release Channels Overview At 2017’s Ignite conference Microsoft announced they would be shifting to a two Windows Release Channels model and introduced the Semi-annual Channel (SAC).  This new channel permits rapid adoption of new feature sets and capabilities in […]

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2012 Server sysprep fails

2012 Server sysprep fails during MDT capture sequence I recently experienced an issue while updating my 2012 server image on my MDT deployment share.  The newly updated 2012 Server sysprep fails during the sysprep capture process.  The MDT task sequence […]

Recommended Hyper-V Hotfixes
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2012R2 Hyper-V Hotfixes List

2012R2 Hyper-V Hotfixes Info The bulk of my work these days involves engineering and architecture around the 2012R2 Hyper-V platform.  We support hundreds of Hypervisors so I have seen my fair share of Hyper-V issues.  I’ve worked with Microsoft through […]

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Transfer all FSMO roles via PowerShell

PowerShell Automation Script: Transfer all FSMO roles from one DC to another DC If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: I came across an excellent write-up the other day on […]

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MDT with WDS Integration Overview

MDT and WDS working together MDT vs WDS To understand how MDT and WDS work to complement each other it helps to first understand the differences between these two systems. WDS Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a server based technology […]

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How to install Powershell ISE on Server 2008 R2

Install Powershell ISE on Server 2008 R2 The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is not natively included in Server 2008 R2. There may come a time though where you may want to whip up a quick Powershell script and the ISE can […]

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MDT – Customize 8.1 Start Screen with task sequence

Customize 8.1 Start Screen with task sequence for all users using MDT in 6 steps In your environment you probably customize your user’s desktop icons, so you’ll likely want to customize the start/metro screen as well. This can be accomplished […]