Challenge

A PowerShell Cryptogram

The Chairman is back with another challenge, this one probably more on the harder end. Although once you get your head around how to solve it, you’ll probably find it pretty easy. Your challenge is to solve a cryptogram like this, presumably using PowerShell. Inside this string block is a hidden message. To solve or …

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Challenge

Let the PowerShell Challenges Begin

The Chairman has decided that it is in the best interests of his Iron Scripters, and those that wish to attain that valued designation,  that training continue year-round. To that end, he has commissioned a series of PowerShell challenges. These challenges will range in complexity and be tagged accordingly. Although,  you are encouraged to try …

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Iron Scripter

A Flawless Victory for 2019

The 2019 Iron Scripter Battle is complete and Faction Flawless has been declared the victor! This year’s battle, part of the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit as usual, went down in a single venue. Unlike the previous year’s battle, this year each faction took up a part of our converted dining area. The factions quickly …

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Iron Scripter

Iron Scripter 2019 Battle Challenge

Background Scenario Your organization needs to deploy IIS based web servers on demand and in a timely manner. To that end, you need to develop an automation process. The process can be manually initiated but when finished the end result should be a Windows 2016 Server (or newer) running with the following configuration items: Default …

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Challenge Iron Scripter

Are You Worthy of the Dark Faction?

Recently the Chairman posted a challenge from the Dark Faction. However the Dark Faction is not satisfied. They have delivered another challenge for those of you who wish to prove your worthiness as an Iron Scripter. The Dark Faction often shares code among its members. You are challenged to develop a set of tools that …

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Challenge Iron Scripter

A Challenge from the Dark Faction

The annual PowerShell Summit is fast approaching and at this late hour a challenge has been delivered from the Dark Faction to those who feel they are worthy of the title “Iron Scripter”. They doubt your skill and resolve. The Dark Faction scripts in the shadows and has always felt they are the true champions. …

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Iron Scripter prelude

Iron Scripter 2019 Prelude #4 Solution

Last week the Chairman offered up another prelude challenge to prepare you for the Iron Scripter Battle at the next month’s PowerShell + DevOps Summit. As promised, the Chairman has graciously provided a sample solution. For this challenge there were many possible routes you could have chosen so it is impossible to provide a comprehensive …

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