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Posted on 10.10.18 by Prateek Singh

Managing Windows System Administration with WMI and Python

Tired of managing Windows system administration tasks manually? Wish you could set up a few Python scripts instead? Where there's a will, there's a way! In this article, we'll show you how to install Python's WMI module and how you can use it to perform system...

Posted on 10.02.18 by Prateek Singh

How to Manage AWS IAM Users with Python

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a service known as Identity and Access Management (IAM) that lets AWS Administrators provision and manage users and permissions in AWS cloud.  AWS IAM can prove very useful for System Administrators looking to centrally manage users,...

Posted on 09.25.18 by Adam Bertram

Guide to Visual Studio Team Services Release Management Feature

Producing great software is only half the battle--or more like 1/3 of the battle. Software is worthless until it gets in the hands of the people that want to use it. To do that, though, isn’t simple.

Posted on 09.25.18 by Prateek Singh

How to Manage AWS EC2 Infrastructure with Python

In this article, we'll take a look at how system administrators can use Python to manage their Amazon Web Services (AWS)  Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure. You’ll learn to query existing EC2 instances, change the state of the virtual machines and their...

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 09.17.18 by Prateek Singh

How to Create an AWS EC2 Instance with Python

In this article, we'll take a look at how Python can be used by System Administrators to automate the management of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure. You'll learn how to set up the Python scripting environment for first use, and how to...

Posted on 09.13.18 by Jeff Edwards

Six Peer-Reviewed Alternatives to Gartner and Forrester Reports

If you work in IT, or if you're in any position to evaluate and choose IT tools, chances are you're familiar with the names Gartner and Forrester.

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 09.04.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video: How To Scan For—and Lock Down—Open Ports with WhatsUp PortScanner

Foot-printing your environment is the first step to identifying ways in which intruders can penetrate your network. Thankfully, we offer a free utility that helps with precisely this task! In this Snip, Anthony Howell shows you how to use Ipswitch's WhatsUp PortScanner...

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.

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