How to capture and inspect network packets in Windows

Microsoft originally offered the Microsoft Network Monitor which was subsequently succeeded by the Microsoft Message Analyzer application. Unfortunately, Microsoft has discontinued the Microsoft Message Analyzer and removed its download links. Therefore, only the older Microsoft Network Monitor is available. In this article, we are going to see how to capture and inspect packets using the latest available version of Microsoft Network Monitor.

Published: May 12, 2020

How to resize a VM in Azure with PowerShell

In this tutorial, you will take a hands-on approach to resize a virtual machine in Azure with PowerShell. You will write code to mitigate the need to navigate to the Azure Portal and instead, manage the virtual machine with code from a text editor.

Published: April 30, 2020

Useful PSExec Tricks you May Not Know About

Microsoft Sysinternals PSExec is an essential tool for any IT administrator. Able to remotely execute commands, install software, launch applications, and run as the system account, PSExec makes short work of common administrative tasks.

As you will find out in this article, there are many different use cases, of which we barely scratch the surface. With that in mind, let’s jump into some common PSExec commands and scenarios below!

Published: February 12, 2020

How to install a GitHub Repository for a PowerShell Module

A great way to improve your PowerShell module-building workflow is to use a Git repository hosted on GitHub. Using a Github repo for your PowerShell module comes with many benefits. These benefits include being able to roll back to previous versions and creating multiple branches to be able to test different changes while maintaining the existing working module among others.

In this article, you will learn how to create a GitHub repository for an existing PowerShell module to make development much more efficient.

Published: February 10, 2020

How to create a static website from an Azure Storage

Have you ever been in a position where you needed a quick and simple website, but didn’t know how to serve it to your users? Maybe it was a page for a small business or a promotional site for a new app your team was launching? But you needed to deploy it as reliably as possible with as little overhead as you could manage. In situations like these, you may want to consider using a static website.

Published: December 2, 2019