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Numlock Please

I've been using Hyper-V for development work lately and it's been fine, just like any other hypervisor. However, there is one nagging issue, numlock gets disabled when jumping between guests. What the heck? I haven't experienced this behavior with KVM, VirtualBox or VMWare and it's really not worth figuring out the cause when PowerShell can keep your numlock enabled.

PowerShell Hashtables as an Index

Have you ever needed to grep to a ton of logs that reference AD objects, fetch those objects from AD and build a report? No?... Well let's just say you have. That can get pretty slow and round tripping to your local friendly domain controller can get out of hand. There are some easy ways to avoid making unnessessary queries, here's one of them.

Beware PowerShell ISE != powershell.exe

At work, word has gotten out that I like to program, so being a system administrator I write a lot of PowerShell. I've used/shoehorned it into projects where it didn't really belong and have experienced some strange behavior from the PowerShell ISE that I thought I'd share before you fall into the same rabbit hole.

Newbie Advice

I'm a system administrator by trade but I've always had an interest in programming and want to get into the software business. After a few years of more coding than admin work, there are a few things I wish someone had told me.