CBT Nuggets: Manage Scheduled Tasks on Windows with PowerShell

Hey folks, there is some new video training on the CBT Nuggets platform that might interest you! If you’re learning how to schedule recurring tasks with PowerShell, using modules like PSScheduledJobs, ScheduledTasks, and even the traditional schtasks.exe command line utility, you’ll want to check this out. If you have a …

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Speed Up PowerShell Startup, Without Sacrificing Functionality

When you launch a new PowerShell session, you might have some environmental configuration that is performed. For example, you might customize your shell prompt, or pre-load some Powershell modules. Typically this is done by configuring your PowerShell profile script. Over time, you might find that you’ve added more and more …

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Monitor AWS Auto Scaling Activities with PowerShell

Recently, I needed to monitor my auto scaling groups in AWS, to see why they weren’t scaling up properly. Although I can use the AWS management console to monitor these activity messages, it isn’t very efficient to continuously click the refresh button. Hence, I wanted to automate the process of …

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Create AWS DynamoDB Tables with PowerShell

You can use the AWS PowerShell module to create DynamoDB tables. If you need help setting up the AWS PowerShell module, start by watching this video. There’s a helper function called New-DDBSchema, which creates a .NET TableSchema object. Start by assigning the output from this command to a variable; you …

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Finding Windows and Amazon Linux AMIs with PowerShell

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides some built-in parameters in the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store service, which expose pointers to the latest version of Amazon Machine Images (AMI) for Windows Server and Amazon Linux. These special parameters are called “public parameters” in the Parameter Store services; for more information, check …

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[Video] Improving Randomness in the Get-Random PowerShell Command

Although it may seem like the Get-Random command in PowerShell provides random data, it actually returns data that is more predictable than you think. If you’re looking to generate some truly “interesting” data for your project, then you’ll want a better approach. In this video, we’ll explore the limited randomness …

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Build Docker Container for PowerShell on Raspberry Pi

If you want to run PowerShell applications on your Raspberry Pi, you can run them inside a Docker container. Keep in mind that you can’t use Docker images that were built for the Intel x86 platform, because the Raspberry Pi uses an ARM processor. You can build your own Docker …

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