PowerShell DSC and Puppet — Why It Is Not Either/Or

In this Ask the Admin, I’ll discuss why Puppet and DSC together is often the best configuration management solution in mixed Windows/Linux environments. If you are not familiar with Puppet, it is roughly equivalent to PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC), a PowerShell technology that’s built

Populate Active Directory with Test User Accounts

In this Ask the Admin, I’ll use a PowerShell script to populate Active Directory with test user accounts. Active Directory (AD) is the chosen user-authentication mechanism in most organizations and a key infrastructure component that’s central to giving users access to business applications. Because of