Converting Times from One Time Zone to Another Time Zone in PowerShell

I was doing some work with Service Manager and Orchestrator over the last few weeks and ran into a situation where I had to convert a time in a database to another time zone in PowerShell. I found lots of examples on doing this from the current time to another time zone but I didn’t…

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Using an RDS Gateway to Connect to a Remote Lab

In my role I often have to demo solutions at conferences, customer locations, or training rooms. I prefer to travel with only my Surface Pro and a portable USB monitor (which I use for multi-mon) so I depend on the ability to remotely connect to either my Azure or home lab. In most cases I…

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Get All Windows XP Machines in an Active Directory Forest

Support for Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014. Some organizations might not be completely off Windows XP and need a good way to determine the status of those workstations. I combined some PowerShell that I wrote a while back to accomplish this: Pinging a List of Machines in PowerShell Get Counts of all Operating…

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Get Counts of all Operating Systems in a Forest Per Domain

I was recently asked to get the count of all Windows XP systems in a forest. I decided to do a bit more work and make a modular script that gets all the operating systems and lists the count of each one for every domain in a forest. This version of the script only gets…

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Some Applications Fail to Sequence with Error Code 53256 / Unsupported UTF format

I recently worked on an issue sequencing an application with the Softgrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 Sequencer. After selecting a location to download the virtual environment (after the install was completed) an error would appear “SystemGuard download failed (error code 53256)”. The sft-seq-log.txt would show the following:[08/01/2007 16:51:38 VRB VFSX] SxS: Starting SxS public-to-private assembly…

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