Windows Server


Amazing PowerShell One Liners

Here is a collection of some really cool PowerShell one liners scripts. I find them very useful for day to day system administration tasks. I will keep adding to this list as I learn more useful commands. Get a list of all installed applications on a Windows device This one-liner...


How to audit SharePoint using powershell

Sometimes you need to know what information you have got in your SharePoint solution. I have been asked this numerous times since GDPR was introduced. Get-SPWeb http://your-sharepoint-site | Select -ExpandProperty Lists | Where { $_.GetType().Name -eq “SPDocumentLibrary” -and -not $_.Hidden } | Select -ExpandProperty Items | Group {$_.ParentList.ParentWeb.Url + “/”...

How to upgrade SQL Server 2016 to SQL Server 2017 0

How to upgrade SQL Server 2016 to SQL Server 2017

Upgrade SQL Server 2016 to SQL Server 2017 author(s) : Richard Bailey Pre-Requisites SQL Server 2017 media (licence if applicable) x64 Bit Operating System and if upgrading must have existing 64bit SQL Server instance. SQL Server 2017 supports upgrade from the following versions of SQL Server: SQL Server 2008 SP4...


How to do a Bare Metal Restore (BMR) on Arcserve backup and restore

This procedure is a step-by-step guide to create a Windows or Linux server (bare metal recovery) from an Arcserve backup. The assumption is being made that the backup is available on the Arcserve backup server or the tape media has already been loaded. Arcserve presents the backups as shared resources...


How to install CentOS 7

How to install CentOS 7 Here is a quick guide of how to install CentOS 7. I am doing in using a Hyper-V virtual machine. If you need help creating the Hyper-V Virtual Machine – Click Here Check you have mounted the CentOS media to the virtual Machine. Under the...


Terraform Core Commands

This page is work in progress Thanks Richard 30th November 2018 Terraform commands –help is help Tab completion enabled by terraform -install-autocomplete Subcommands Terraform Syntax The syntax of Terraform configurations is called HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL). It is meant to strike a balance between human readable and editable as well as being... 0

Installing Terraform on Windows Desktop and Windows Server

Installing Terraform on Windows   Terraform is extremely popular on Linux, but it is now also available on Windows. You need to have PowerShell version 4 or greater installed so it is recommended to install on the following Microsoft Windows products: Windows 10 Desktop Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2016 It...

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