Auto UX – Service Management Automation client for Windows

Hi folks, this is me blogging from the afterlife. No, I’m just kidding, but one may think that I’m death since my last blog post was posted exactly 642 days ago. I’ve calculated this using the following PowerShell one-liner: ((Get-date) – $(Get-Date “2013/02/20”)).Days. Which made me wonder: how do people that do not know PowerShell calculate Continue reading

Ejecting CDs with PowerShell on remote computer

Have you ever wondered, how to eject CD on a remote computer with PowerShell. Well, I most certainly did. You may ask why? Well for pulling pranks of course. :) Yes, yes I know that I can just use Computer Management but where’s the fun in that right? Besides the PowerShell way would also enable Continue reading

SLOWUG session and some exciting news

Two days ago Gorazd Šemrov from Microsoft and me were presenting at SLOWUG (SLOvenian Windows Users Group) meeting. We mostly talked about IT automation and self-service, how we do it now and how we will be doing it in the future using System Center 2012 Orchestrator and Service Manager.

Using Exchange 2010 cmdlets in System Center Orchestrator

If you’ve been using “Run .NET Script” activity in System Center Orchestrator (formerly known as Opalis), you are probably aware that, Orchestrator use 32-bit version of PowerShell.exe, to run PowerShell scripts, since the product itself is 32-bit. This is a problem, if you want to use Exchange 2010 cmdlets, since there are no 32-bit management Continue reading