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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 02.21.18 by Dan Franciscus

Setting up an Internal Chocolatey Repository

If your organization is serious about using Chocolatey as a means for Windows package management, then setting up your own internal package repository is a must.

Posted on 01.12.18 by Dan Franciscus

Create Multiple Machine Environments With Vagrant

 Vagrant provides a solution for creating disposable and consistent environments, all within a single configuration file. 

Posted on 12.28.17 by Dan Franciscus

Using Puppet to Manage Windows and IIS

Puppet is one solution that is trying its best to make sure Windows engineers and admins have the tools necessary to manage effectively. Here's how to use it.

Posted on 12.12.17 by Dan Franciscus

Setting up your First Puppet Master Server

 If you’re managing servers and aren’t using an infrastructure-as-code solution such as Puppet, Ansible or Chef, be warned: you should be.

Posted on 11.28.17 by Dan Franciscus

Installing Your First Vagrant Box to Run VMs

Vagrant is one of those tools that you may have heard about before but just have not used yet, but once you decide to use it, it will probably end up in your tool belt.

Posted on 10.25.17 by Dan Franciscus

Using Sysmon to Trace Malicious Activity on Windows

For Windows IT professionals, perhaps the most popular set of troubleshooting tools is Sysinternals, the creation of none other than Mark Russonivich, Microsoft’s CTO of Azure.

Posted on 09.29.17 by Dan Franciscus

Chocolatey Is Quite Yummy

When it comes to package management, Windows has historically been far behind Linux. With Chocolatey, Windows users can now get a taste of something "yummy." 

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