PowerShell - Dhcp Across Networks

With all the benefits that DHCP has to offer, it would be crazy if we needed to put a DHCP server in each network we setup. With this post, I will go through the steps of getting your Windows DHCP server working across whatever networks you want.

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PowerShell - Dhcp Install

Setting up a DHCP Windows server is made very easy in PowerShell. In this post, we use PowerShell to setup a DHCP server, and do some additional configuration. This will ultimately lead to faster server builds, as the IP configuration will automatically be taken care of!

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PowerShell - Get Network ID and Subnet Info

I wanted a simple command that would give me the basic subnet information I commonly want. Identifying the Network ID was tedious, as was converting an IP / Subnet to CIDR notation and vice-versa. Now I have one command that can do it all.

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Dsc - Install Active Directory Forest

Building and rebuilding labs is something I do frequently. Active Directory is one the biggest requirements for a Windows lab. This means constantly installing AD Forests with the same configurations. Automating this with PowerShell is pretty straightforward, but Dsc can make it even more so.

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Dsc - Encrypting Credentials

Using credentials in a DSC configuration is almost unavoidable. Storing your credentials in plain text is absolutely avoidable, and should be a requirement for you; even a lab environment.

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