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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 Adam Bertram

Working with the New MOVEit Transfer REST API Endpoints

One of the excellent features of the new MOVEit Transfer 2018 product is the introduction of RESTful (REST) APIs. If you're not familiar with REST APIs, it boils down to an industry-standard way of accessing applications or services over HTTP/S.

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 08.27.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video: How to Download Files From Azure Blob Storage with MOVEit Automation

 One of the new features of Ipswitch's MOVEit Automation 2018 product is the introduction of REST APIs. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Betram, we'll cover how to use PowerShell to first authenticate to a MOVEit Automation server and then we'll cover how to...

Posted on 08.24.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Create a Computer Inventory Script in Python for Linux-MacOS

Basic details of your computer like operating system and version, memory, network adapter and hard drive are never stored in one central location. 

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 08.20.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video: Using MOVEit Transfer's REST API to Transfer Files with PowerShell

One of the new features of Ipswitch's MOVEit Automation 2018 product is the introduction of REST APIs. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Bertram, we'll cover how to use PowerShell to first authenticate to a MOVEit Transfer server and then we'll cover how to...

Posted on 08.16.18 by Adam Bertram

The Infamous Double-Hop Problem in PowerShell

In this article, we will discuss how to get around the infamous double-hop problem in PowerShell. It's easier than you think.

Posted on 08.03.18 by Jeff Edwards

Podcast: Prepping For Black Hat and DEF CON

It's conference season, and we're right around the corner from two of the biggest InfoSec conferences in the world: BlackHat and DEF CON. In this episode of Defrag This our fearless hosts discuss their preparations for the hacker cons, what they're looking forward to,...

Posted on 08.01.18 by Adam Bertram

3 PowerShell Tips for Systems Administrators and Developers

In this article, we provide three tips to help you become more efficient with PowerShell commands. We will specifically cover how to streamline your efforts in searching for text inside of strings, transforming MSQL data into both XML and JSON, and building XML schemas.

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