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Dan Franciscus
Dan Franciscus is a systems engineer and VMware Certified Professional (VCP) specializing in VMware, PowerShell, and other Microsoft-based technologies. You can reach Dan at his blog (http://www.winsysblog.com/) or Twitter at @dan_franciscus.
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Posted on 09.20.18 by Dan Franciscus

Running PowerShell in Vagrant

In this article, I will show how to configure a Vagrant box to run PowerShell.

Posted on 09.12.18 by Dan Franciscus

The Future of Remoting in Windows - OpenSSH

With OpenSSH, you can remote into any operating system from any operating system. This is a wonderful thing!

Posted on 09.06.18 by Dan Franciscus

Anatomy of a Chocolatey Package

In this article, I will dive into a Chocolatey package to show the important components.

Posted on 08.30.18 by Dan Franciscus

Running PowerShell Scripts in Puppet

There are times when you have a complex script that you just need to get into configuration management. Re-writing scripts into manifests is time-consuming, no doubt about it. In this article, I will show how to run PowerShell scripts from Puppet.

Posted on 08.28.18 by Dan Franciscus

Automate Multi-Platform Machine Image Builds with Packer

The majority of organizations are not going to use one specific provider to host their systems. Whether it be VMware on-premises, Azure in the cloud, AWS, or Hyper-V, most will be operating on more than one.

Posted on 08.23.18 by Dan Franciscus

Installing Chocolatey Packages Remotely with PowerShell

One “free” solution for deploying Chocolatey packages remotely is PowerShell. Using PowerShell remoting techniques, software can be deployed in parallel on many different machines at once. In this article, I will demonstrate this.

Posted on 07.11.18 by Dan Franciscus

Auditing Software with Chocolatey

Knowing what software is installed on your desktops and servers is crucial in an organization. This is common sense to sysadmins. We like to know information such as installation date, version and who installed it. By default, in Windows, you can get some of this...

Posted on 06.14.18 by Dan Franciscus

How To Use Vagrant Networking

 In this article, I will discuss some of the ways to configure virtual machines using Vagrant networking.

Posted on 06.05.18 by Dan Franciscus

5 Vagrant Commands You Need to Know

In this article, I will point out five commands that every Vagrant user needs to know.

Posted on 05.08.18 by Dan Franciscus

Run Linux on Windows 10 without a Virtual Machine with WSL

There once was a time where the worlds of Microsoft and Linux were greatly at odds. Each faction trying to destroy the other and win the war of the operating systems. Times have changed.

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