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Failed Domain Relationships on SQL Server Cluster Nodes

You know what’s scary as hell? When one node of an important cluster loses its trust relationship with the domain and you see the error “the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”. That happened to me

Posted in Active Directory, PowerShell, SQL Server

PowerShell Conference EU 2016,

I’ll be presenting some sessions about SQL Server and PowerShell at the PowerShell Conference EU in Hanover, Germany on April 20-22! You should join me, because the speaker and session lineup is amaaazing!┬áRegister at Want to know more? Check

Posted in PowerShell, SQL Server

PowerShell Tip: You may not need to load the DLL for that Assembly that can’t be found

Recently, I wanted to access the System.Windows.Forms.Integration.ElementHost type, which uses the System.Windows.Forms.Integration namespace. When I tried to load that namespace, PowerShell complained that The assembly ‘System.Windows.Forms.Integration’ could not be found. I read up and found that the WindowsFormsIntegration.dll would need

Posted in PowerShell

ShowDialog() Sucks: Use ApplicationContext and Run Instead

Update Jan 7: Added KeyboardInterop so that TextBoxes will work. One of the lessons learned when making Popups and NotifyIcons in PowerShell and WPF is that the WPF window must be run the the proper context. I was tipped off

Posted in PowerShell, WPF

Adding Toolbar Icons to Your PowerShell WPF GUI

This post builds on some previous post titled Use base64 for Images in WPF-based PowerShell Forms. Show-WpfIconExample.ps1, which can be found below and on github, demonstrates how to overlay the default PowerShell toolbar icon with an image that’s been transformed

Posted in PowerShell, WPF

PowerShell Invoke-RestMethod / CloudFlare API v4 Code Sample

If you’re looking to create your own CloudFlare API v4-based PowerShell module, and would like some syntax examples, here’s a simplified breakdown of my CloudFlareDynDns module on github, which I discuss in “Use PowerShell and CloudFlare API v4 to Dynamically

Posted in Networking, PowerShell

Use PowerShell and CloudFlare API v4 to Dynamically Update CloudFlare DNS to your External IP


Got a homelab and miss how DynDNS used to be free? Using PowerShell and a CloudFlare hosted domain, you can emulate similar functionality for free using PowerShell and a Scheduled Task. If you’re looking for a DDNS client that you

Posted in Networking, PowerShell

My Very First Scripting Guys Article: Creating Pop-ups by Using PowerShell

So this happened about a month ago, but I’ve been out with the flu. Ed Wilson with Microsoft Scripting Guys invited me to write a few articles on WPF, and I excitedly said yes! In the first article of the

Posted in PowerShell, Windows, WPF


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