Month: December 2016

Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Delete DNS A Record

Scripting is a great way to make yourself more efficient as an Information Technology (IT) professional. With that being said, the Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below may be used to automate the deletion of a domain name system (DNS) A record. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will automate the process of deleting a DNS A record….


VMware vSphere 6 – Create a Template

VMware includes a great solution, templates, for consistent virtual machine deployments. A template is essentially a master image of a virtual machine that typically includes a guest operating system and applications. Using templates allows you to deploy virtual machines with a consistent configuration. Additionally, below is a step list of steps for creating a template. Install the…


Windows Server Update Services – Basic Troubleshooting

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is a Microsoft solution for applying updates to Windows hosts on a network. While excellent planning an implementation may lead to a successful deployment there may be times when troubleshooting failed updates may be necessary. Below is a list of three basic troubleshooting steps. Review the WindowsUpdate.log file (C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log). Confirm…


Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 – Access the Exchange Administration Center (EAC)

After installing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 you may access the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) using the https://localhost/ecp (from the server that is hosting the application) or https://<servername>/ecp (in this example it is https://exchange01.root.sysadmin.net/ecp). 1. Enter https://exchange01.root.sysadmin.net.ecp in the web browser url address bar. Click Continue to this website (not recommended). 2. Enter your authentication credentials then…


Dell – Get Service Tag Remotely

You may use the Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to get the service tag of a Dell server, remotely. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will automate the process of determining the service tag of a Dell server. .DESCRIPTION This script will query the server you specificy for it’s service tag. .EXAMPLE wmic /user:administrator /node:hostname bios get…


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Add a Domain User to a Group

You may use the Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to remotely add a domain user to the specified group of the server you choose. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will add a domain user to a group on a server. .DESCRIPTION This script will automate the process of adding a domain user to a group on…