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Infrastucture Engineer, PowerShell Developer, WinOps and Automation


  1. PS Function : IP to Hostname / Hostname to IP

    Here is a short reusable function that came about when I recently had an error popup with just an IP address. Turned out it was error many users were getting that caused a problem in the company. From the IP address I wanted to get the Hostname to ask the Wintel department if they knew of this Server.  I could have simply used the “Ping” command with a ‘-a’ option, but I wanted to find...…


  2. Deployment, What's my status?!

    Deployments…as an SCCM administrator you are always deploying something … be it applications or software updates or even a task sequence. Through the console you go into monitoring, select deployments …. find what you have deployed…then go through and check status to see what targeted devices have been successful or even failed. Maybe you make a note of the failed devices, but this isn’t practical for lots of machines and certainly isn’t the best way...…


  3. Where has my Application been Deployed to?

    First off, welcome to my blog. As my blog develops you will see i’m always looking for a way to do things a bit quicker and hopefully easier! So some background. I work for a medium size company using SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 with many applications from in-house developed to 3rd party. Our software library is separated into folders of application suppliers, i.e. Microsoft, Adobe. Many of these applications have some weird and wonderful suppliers...…


  4. App-V - Removal on Mass with PowerShell !

    App-V, What is it ? Well, Microsoft Application Virtualization is an application virtualization and application streaming solution from Microsoft. To break that down a bit more, a App-V application does not make changes directly to the underlying operating system’s file system and/or Registry, but rather is contained in an application-specific “bubble”. So this can be an excellent way to deploy applications to users within your company. As a SCCM Administrator, the general involvement with applications is...…