Technical Blog of Francis Setash

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Oct 14, 2016
Docker on Windows 2016; Container Introspection via Docker Daemon / API

So with the RTM of Windows Server 2016, with it comes official support for docker; and with that - containers. Awesome. In this post, we’ll talk about container introspection, via the Docker Daemon / API. First and foremost, I’m not going to get into the nitty gritty of installing and configuring docker.

Oct 7, 2016
Disabling Screen Blanking - Raspian Jesse

Another little tidbit I cam across in setting up a Raspia Raspberry Pi 3 (model b) for use in a kiosk setting (actually just an always on system monitor, but same idea). After X minutes, the screen blanking setting will come into play;

May 17, 2016
DPM SQL Recovery Error 30111

Here’s one little trick that I recently came across when performing a DPM 2012 R2 redirected SQL recovery.

May 4, 2016
Cmder Lambda So I have to say, I’m just enamored with Cmder It’s phenomenal. Elegant, clean, and just truly the best console application I’ve used.…
Oct 29, 2015
Meraki VPN Deployment Part Final

So here we go. A finalized script that will create the VPN profile, as necessary, for Meraki VPN deployment. This should enable complete deployment of a Meraki VPN profile to clients, using just PowerShell 4.0 and enable split tunneling.

Oct 28, 2015
Meraki VPN Deployment Part 2

Well, humble pie time. But this is good stuff here. Turns out I missed one little teeny tiny flag in the Add-VpnConnection cmdlet. Oops. But this is good!

Oct 23, 2015
Meraki VPN Deployment

Grumble. We’re in the process of replacing our infrastructure with Meraki products - in fact, we’ve been extremely pleased with this so far. Except for that one thing. Deploying the Client VPN sucks.

Oct 2, 2015
Automating DPM Restores for SQL Server DB

Scenario: The development team needs periodic copies of all databases in a protection group distributed to a share across a site link.

Aug 20, 2015
Pushing Data to Dashing.io from PowerShell

Dashing.io; super cool, and pretty fly. Easy enough to configure a quick and small linux VM to host it. But how about pushing data to it, from Powershell? The key is Invoke-RestMethod- Let’s look at two of the simple built in widgets:

Aug 20, 2015
SCCM OSD Naming

So I’ve been working through the process of putting together a new Windows 8.1 image for OSD Deployment within our organization.