Replace Backslash in variable with Powershell

Sometimes when we automate things, some technologies don’t play nice with characters we’ve gotten from a different technology. Case in point, my recent post about documenting your SCOM Distributed Applications, I found a test case where a user entered a backslash in the name of a Distributed Application. When Powershell was trying to enter this …

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Podcast: Shadow IT

I was recently on the Defrag This Podcast with Adam Fowler discussing problems and solutions to shadow IT. Some items we discussed were related to how and why shadow IT pops up. One of my answers was related simply to IT staff turnover or being understaffed. I worked at a company that did a reduction …

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Installing Powershell Modules on Servers with no Internet

Recently I was trying to install the Powershell ISE SMA Addon on our server that will serve as our development server for our SMA Runbooks. The problem is that the server doesn’t have any internet access. Normally you could do Install-module -name SMAAuthoringtoolkit and Powershell would go and get it for you, however this doesn’t …

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Document your SCOM Distributed Applications with Powershell and Excel

Edit 8/27/2018: added Github link: Github repo here https://github.com/scautomation/Document-SCOM-Distributed-Aps For every consulting project I do one of the requirements is documentation. I like to provide more documentation than required, which is why I give my SCOM clients a general How To document if they are new to SCOM. I also provide documentation on the SCOM …

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