Dealing with passwords in PowerShell

Oftentimes, it is necessary to store a password or some other secret within a script. It's not uncommon to see the password in plain text in a script, but that does create more than a few concerns. If you use a source code repository to version control your scripts (which you do, right?), this means … Continue reading Dealing with passwords in PowerShell

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Benefits realised, risks managed, using DSC

Desired State Configuration is a framework developed by Microsoft for managing systems, that provides significant benefits compared to traditional automated builds, or manual installs. Benefits extend beyond the initial build, into the operation of a system, for example, it can provide: A means to ensure on-going compliance, reduce risk & increase security Improvements to the … Continue reading Benefits realised, risks managed, using DSC