Skype for Business Server and PowerShell Remoting

This post will show how to get PowerShell remoting to work properly with Lync/Skype for Business Server. Since Windows Server 2012 enables PS remoting by default, you don't need to do anything special to run normal commands like Get-Service, Get-Process, etc... However, when trying to run many specific Skype for Business cmdlets, you may run into … Continue reading Skype for Business Server and PowerShell Remoting

Sandboxing Ansible – Part 4: Ansible

It's finally time to start playing with Ansible. Part 1 of this series gives a brief introduction to Ansible as a tool, so I'll skip over that and go straight into it. At this point I'll assume that the Ansible control server and the other nodes are already provisioned. If that's not the case, then … Continue reading Sandboxing Ansible – Part 4: Ansible

Sandboxing Ansible – Part 3: Vagrant

This is the third part of the guide on sandboxing Ansible. It focuses on using the sample vagrant file to bring up the dev environment. What is Vagrant? Vagrant is a way of automating VM provisioning, OS provisioning, network provisioning, and so much more. According to the Vagrant folks,"Vagrant is a tool for building complete … Continue reading Sandboxing Ansible – Part 3: Vagrant

Sandboxing Ansible – Part 2: Git

This post will be a crash course on using Git. As a reminder from Part 1, Git is being used to fulfill many of the requirements of a sandbox. It provides documentation, mobility, change management, automation, and consistency. It is an integral part of this guide. There are plenty of different ways to use Git. … Continue reading Sandboxing Ansible – Part 2: Git