Discord Tips and Tricks

With social distancing people are looking for reliable and simple way to connect with friends and family. For many the “gaming” platform Discord has become their way to connect. Discord while incredibly easy to set up, especially compared to its former competitors Ventrillo and Teamspeak, is not always intuitive for first time users. Now, as ...

PowerShell Copy To Clipboard

Sometimes copy paste is just really hard. If you’ve ever found yourself working through multiple RDP sessions you’ve probably attempted to copy or paste something in a PowerShell session only to have it fail horribly. Maybe you’ve been trying to look at some returned data only to have it output in some weird list. CLIP ...

ConfigMgr – 1910 User Policy for Multiple user Sessions

Building customer environments Something I like to do when building a new configuration manager environment is to create and deploy an admin tool box. This is especially easy when you have tools like PatchMyPC as you can pre-package certain applications like SQL Management studio using the enterprise plus subscription features. When I do this I’m ...

VSCode – PowerShell Formating

If you’ve been writing in Powershell for any period of time, you’ve at some point encountered one of the various Powershell formatting arguments. It’s always some type of semantic detail. While this post can’t fix all of those it certainly can help solve a lot of the basic arguments including how to format functions, parenthesis ...

PowerShell and #Requires

Did I run that script as admin? Have you ever written a Powershell script only to get slapped in the face with a bunch of angry red text and an access denied message? I know at some point I have. The logical course of action is to of course google “how do I make sure ...

Common VSCode Extensions

Ever since MMS2019 – I’ve been asked and have seen numerous questions about what VSCode extensions should someone get started with. While everyone needs different things here are a few extensions I think anyone working in PowerShell should use. NOTE: If you want to skip to the full list of my favorite extensions just scroll ...

Travel Tips & Tricks for 2020

I recently had a chat with a friend who revealed they were headed out of the country on a family vacation and knowing my travel habits they asked if I had any tips for making travel less stressful. As I wrote a response I thought some of these tips might be useful for others as ...

How To: Import the ConfigMgr Module – $Profile Style

Setting the scene If you are like me you probably find yourself frequently in a spot where you would like to import the Configuration Manager module to do this one thing. No one wants to open the console and load the ISE. No one wants to have to use the Snippet, I just want to ...

How To: Make VSCode Create new PowerShell file by default

VSCode Settings VSCode has become my and many other creators editor of choice. However, I find myself updating certain settings regularly. One of those settings is default file type for new files. An upside of changing the default file type is allowing the PowerShell extension to immediately parse your work. If you have not looked ...

Creating VSCode User Snippets for PowerShell

If you spend time working with VSCode you’ll learn there are cool functions like “User Snippets” you can customize. I’ve talked about these before on another blog and showcased creating User Snippets that allow you to import the Configuration Manager PowerShell module. I wanted to go a step further with a few more snippets I’ve ...

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