Fixing: "'NanoServerPackage' cannot be installed because the catalog signature in 'NanoServerPackage.cat' does not match the hash"

Today I was deploying Windows Server 2016 - Nano Server in Azure. After the deployment I wanted to install the IIS packages but I ran into the following error-message: The module 'NanoServerPackage' cannot be installed because the catalog signature in 'NanoServerPackage.cat' does not match the hash generated from the module.…continue reading →
Shrink Direct Access Database using PowerShell.

Shrink Direct Access Database using PowerShell.

We recently ran into an issue where the a system was running out of space on the system-drive. After initial investigation we've discovered that Direct Access Database Windows Internal Database was consuming a lot of drive-space on a system-drive. Below I will explain how to shrink Direct Access database In…continue reading →
PowerCLI one-liner to validate ESXi root passwords.

PowerCLI one-liner to validate ESXi root passwords.

Below is a PowerCLI one-liner you can use to validate if all your root passwords are what you expect them to be. [crayon-5952f46b29ed4909434647/] Example output: Reset a known password over PowerCLI. Below is a short code snippet to help you change your root password on ESXi hosts. [crayon-5952f46b29ede167937325/] Reset a…continue reading →
Getting started with AppVeyor.

Getting started with AppVeyor.

AppVeyor is a Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment tool that's aimed for .NET developers. In this blog-post I'll take you through the basics for setting up your first Project. We will be building, testing and deploying a PowerShell Module to the PowerShell Gallery using AppVeyor and GitHub. Getting started. Before…continue reading →
Faster Dir Size calculations in Powershell!

Faster Dir Size calculations in Powershell!

Get-ChildItem is probably the command that's most used when working in PowerShell console. Next to file-system operations the command is also excellent to browse objects accessible via PSDrive(s). Most sysadmin's are probably familiar with tools such as TreeSize and/or WinDirStat. Did you ever wonder why these tools are so much…continue reading →
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