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Petri is Looking for Writers

by Russell Smith

The Petri IT Knowledgebase is looking for writers! Petri is a leading site providing IT professionals with tutorials, news, and advice on how to work with Microsoft enterprise technologies. The editorial team is looking for content creators and IT professionals in the field who would like to help others by contributing their knowledge in the… Read More

What’s New with Azure – September 2021

by Aidan Finn

Microsoft recently announced that their Ignite (online only) conference will be running again on November 2-4. That means we are approaching peak season for announcements, new public preview releases, and general availability. “Q3” in announcements and roadmaps will often mean between early September and maybe the third week of October – a code freeze will… Read More

How to Manage Windows Update Using PowerShell

by Russell Smith

Managing Windows Update with PowerShell has until recently only been possible using a third-party module. But starting in Windows Server 2019, Microsoft's WindowsUpdateProvider PowerShell module is included out-of-the-box and it allows you to perform simple Windows Update management tasks, like starting a scan and installing updates. In this article, I will look at both Microsoft's… Read More

How to Enable PowerShell Remoting in Windows 10

by Russell Smith

Unlike Windows Server, PowerShell Remoting isn't enabled by default in Windows 10. PowerShell Remoting is a secure management protocol (WSMan) for connecting to and managing remote devices. In its default configuration, PowerShell Remoting secures traffic over HTTP. It's primarily designed to be used in an Active Directory (AD) environment, which protects the authentication phase using… Read More

How to Configure PowerShell SSH Remoting in Windows 10

by Russell Smith

Microsoft introduced Secure Shell (SSH) as a transport for PowerShell Remoting in PowerShell 6. Older versions of PowerShell (Windows PowerShell) are restricted to HTTP/HTTPS and Windows Remote Management (WinRM). WinRM/HTTP is fine for Active Directory (AD) environments. Authentication and communications are secured. WinRM/HTTPS is for accessing workgroup computers, i.e. computers not joined to an AD… Read More