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CLIs or Command-line interfaces are great tools but can become difficult to use when you are buried deep into the file system.  The prompt becomes so long that your commands begin to wrap onto additional lines making it hard to identify errors. However, with PowerShell you can move the curre... [More]

Missing WinRMPort in Server DNSName xxx

Problem  From Release Management I am getting the following error when I attempt a DSC deployment “Missing WinRMPort in Server DNSName xxx” Solution Make sure and include the port when adding a server to your environment.

Start-DscConfiguration access denied

Problem: When I try and execute Start-DscConfiguration I get the following error message: The WS-Management service cannot process the request. The WMI service returned an 'access denied' error. + CategoryInfo : PermissionDenied: (root/Microsoft/...gurationManager:String) [], CimExcepti... [More]

Tokenization for DSC

Update!  This resources has been officially release by Microsoft here Update 3 of Release Management introduced Desired State Configuration (DSC) as a deployment option in addition to the deployer based solution.  With DSC we can utilized the Local C... [More]

Start and stop Hyper-V VMs from Release Management

While preparing my Demo for TechEd North America 2014 on Release Management I ran into a challenge that required me to add additional custom tools. I thought I would blog about one of the tools I decided to add. One of the goals of my Release Management demo was to deploy to Azure which is an amazi... [More]