Category: Operations

How to enforce PowerShell Remoting (WinRM) settings with Group Policy

Remote connectivity in PowerShell leverages a few different technologies under the hood. For example, cmdlets that provide a -ComputerName parameter usually connect with RPC, WMI, or WinRM. Most of the truly interesting remote capabilities come through WinRM. It allows you to enter and maintain remote console sessions, invoke remote scriptblocks, and more. One drawback is … Continue reading How to enforce PowerShell Remoting (WinRM) settings with Group Policy

Windows event log custom source tips

Good-old Windows event logs are a great location to write events for automation tools and scripts. It may not be flashy, but it provides key functionality for service engineering teams: It's easy to register custom sources for your applications. It has configurable log size and rollover options so you don't need to worry about handling … Continue reading Windows event log custom source tips