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 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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Iron Scripter prelude

Iron Scripter 2019 Prelude Challenge 4

The Chairman is very taken with the idea of automation and deployment pipelines. He is intrigued by all of the options available to IT Pros and his Iron Scripters. To that end, he is proposing this warm-up challenge to continue preparing you for the Iron Scripter event at the upcoming PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit. …

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Iron Scripter Prelude 3 Solution

Last week the Chairman provided another prelude challenge. This challenge was intended to get you familiar with Just Enough Administration (JEA). This is an admittedly advanced topic, but the Chairman expects nothing less from his Iron Scripters. To assist you in your quest the Chairman has graciously provided another sample solution. JEA is not a …

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Iron Scripter Prelude Challenge #3

In 2019 the security of your network and data center should be a primary responsibility. As beneficial as it is to use PowerShell to manage things, the default implementation, especially from a remote administration perspective, may be overly broad. To remotely manage a server with PowerShell requires more administrative access than you may feel comfortable …

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