Sometimes you need to check if there’s a service running under some account, most of the times the administrator account. Instead of manually scanning the services list, I tried to get this information using Powershell.
One of the best new features in Windows Server 2012 is Data Deduplication. Enabling this feature can save you a lot of space on for example your file- or backupservers. In this blog I’ll show you what the requirements are to enable deduplicaton, how you can see possible diskspace savings before actually activating it and of course enabling deduplation and how you can set it up to your needs.
In my previous post I showed how you can connect to a machine remotely using powershell. This is very straight forward when you’re using a domain joined computer to create that connection. When your computer is a member of a workgroup, there are some additional steps required to successfully create that connection. In this post I’ll walk you throught these additional steps to make powershell remoting also possible from your workgroup computer.
The way you manage a remote machine is probably going to change in the near future. Currently a lot of us administrators are using Remote Desktop Services to manage our servers. As Microsoft is shifting more and more to command line management using powershell, the future of remote management will be Powershell Remoting.