Tag Archives: Powershell


Automatically remove Azure RDP Endpoints

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With great power comes great responsibility, which is definitely true when it comes to RDP access.

I’m not referring to the fact that enabling RDP also enables the possibility for unknown individuals to access the system. Configuring ACL’s on your Endpoints, Login/password Policies, patching and monitoring should keep everything pretty secure. I’m talking about point-and-click administration.

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Microsoft Azure Automation resources

Microsoft Azure Automation resources

Just wanted to share some helpful Azure Automation resources. Channel 9 has more content available however, not as interesting as compared to the resources below.

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Azure Automation deallocate Azure VM’s

Azure Automation deallocate Azure VM’s

Quite a while ago, I created a simple solution when it comes to deallocating VM’s in Azure for one simple reason: I basically kept forgetting to properly deallocate resources, resulting in some surprises when reviewing the bill (The post can be found here).

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Azure Automation Schedule Jobs

Azure Automation Schedule Jobs

This is a follow-up post which covered a brief introduction to Microsoft Azure Automation and can be found here.

Within this post I will cover how to publish a workbook, schedule the execution of workbooks, enable detailed logging and a quick view at the dashboard.

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Microsoft Azure Automation 101

Microsoft Azure Automation 101

Before we get started it’s important to know where Microsoft Azure Automation fits in the available automation options for Windows Azure.

Microsoft Azure Automation is a new feature within the Microsoft Azure Platform which allows Cloud Administrators to centrally manage automation assets (scripts, global variables) and schedule automation tasks, with a main focus on manual, long-running, error-prone, and frequently repeated tasks (Release resources, Manage backups, Monitoring etc.).

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PowerShell – Desired State Configuration

PowerShell - Desired State Configuration

Probably one of the most interesting features included within PowerShell 4 is the option to create configuration scripts also known as DSC. Yes, this is something new – unless you are familiar with Chef and Puppet. And no, this isn’t the same as executing a large provisioning script.

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Detecting T-SQL code smells – Part 3

Detecting T-SQL code smells – Part 3

This is The third and last part of the Detecting T-SQL code smells series. Within this post I will cover how the solution can be customized by adding new validation rules

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