PowerScripting Podcast
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Matt Wrock from Microsoft about BoxStarter




Guest - Matt Wrock



Chatroom Highlights:

[22:43:30] <Jaykul> FWIW, my 2c: I think a "moderated" feed (where you just trust the core chocolatey team to review packages, instead of trusting all the authors) is the answer to "trust" -- the idea being the core team says that yes, this module just downloads and installs "the real product" that it claims to.

<Jaykul> ## Have you heard rumors that chocolatey may move away from nuget?

<Jaykul> ## Are you involved in the chocolatey community at all?

<Jaykul> ## Are you (un)happy/neutral that Chocolatey has moved their lib/install folders to C:\ProgramData

<Jaykul> ## Are you (un)happy/neutral about the idea of expecting users to be "elevated" when running cinst?

<Jaykul> ## Does that mean boxstarter only works on machines that have access to the public internet?  <-- I know it does, just want to bring it up

<Jaykul> ## What do you think about a "Moderated" feed like NuGet has for Microsoft

<Jaykul> ## Isn't virus scanning the package mostly useless, since the package is just a script that downloads from the web? Would you guarantee that the install.ps1 can't download anything without scanning it?

<Dave_Wyatt> ## Assuming that malicious code does make it into Chocolatey, what's the response?  API keys revoked, packages taken offline, etc?  How fast would that happen?

<JonWalz> http://boxstarter.org/

<JonWalz> if you use LastPass check out this tool http://blog.lastpass.com/2014/04/lastpass-now-checks-if-your-sites-are.html

<halr9000> http://www.atlantaallergy.com/pollenCount.aspx

<halr9000> http://www.nwasthma.com/pollen/pollen-count

<halr9000> http://boxstarter.org/

<halr9000> http://runasradio.com/?nomobile=1&ShowNum=355

<halr9000> http://chocolatey.org/

<JonWalz> http://npe.codeplex.com/

<halr9000> Downloading SublimeText3 64 bit (http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/Sublime%20Text%20Build%203059%20x64%20Setup.exe

<JonWalz> http://www.myget.org/

<Jaykul> halr9000: http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/Sublime%20Text%202.0.2%20x64%20Setup.exe <-- that's the "official" download link.

<JonWalz> http://inedo.com/proget/overview

<Jaykul> Sorry, yeah, http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/Sublime%20Text%20Build%203059%20x64%20Setup.exe my point is that your url was the official one

<halr9000> http://boxstarter.org/WebLauncher

<Jaykul> http://www.boxstarter.org/VMIntegration

<halr9000> e.g. http://boxstarter.org/package/nr/firefox

<halr9000> http://boxstarter.org/package/nr/rickroll

<mwrock_> http://boxstarter.org/WebLauncher has links to the firefox and chrome click once extensions at the end of the page

<Jaykul> http://boxstarter.org/package/astley


The Question -


  • Superhero - Professor Time
Direct download: PSPodcast-266.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29 AM

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Narayanan Lakshmanan from the PowerShell team about DSC



Guest - Narayanan Lakshmanan



Chatroom Highlights:

<JimB_> ### for a DSC noob, how well does it compare with Puppet?  Linux guys are pushing and I am not too familiar with it.  Does an IT shop need both?

<marc_carter> ##DSC noob here too...any suggestions or some practical examples to gain some familiarity?

<alexandair1> ## when can we expect to get resources written by other product teams?

<stevenmurawski> ##Will Test-TargetResource tell you what's deviating if it fails?

<justpaul> ## will MS require the various teams to provide DSC resources (aka stop-ship, like they did with powerShell cmdlets)

<stevenmurawski> ##When will the DscResourceDesigner's Test-DscResource handle more complex schema.mofs?

<stevenmurawski> ##What's failing is the wave resources that you've released fail to validate with Test-DscResource

<stevenmurawski> ## How far downlevel will WMF5 be supported?  2008R2?

<stevenmurawski> ### What is N for WMF5?

<alevyinroc> totally unrelated…on win 8.1, how would one get past “access denied” when trying to use location services (like this: http://www.verboon.info/2013/10/powershell-script-get-computergeolocation/)

<Vern_Anderson> http://youtu.be/JM7e5tsYOi8

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014  << For those who missed the keynote

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2014/04/03/windows-management-framework-v5-preview.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> https://oneget.codeplex.com/

<halr9000> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/03/28/dsc-resource-kit-wave-3.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2014/04/03/windows-management-framework-v5-preview.aspx

<halr9000> dsc reskit wave 1 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2013/12/26/holiday-gift-desired-state-configuration-dsc-resource-kit-wave-1.aspx

<halr9000> wave 2 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/02/07/need-more-dsc-resources-announcing-dsc-resource-kit-wave-2.aspx

<halr9000> dsc reskit home http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/DSC-Resource-Kit-All-c449312d

<brwilkinson> @marc_carter check the book here https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/ebooks/tree/master/DSC

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Managed_Object_Format

<ScriptWarrior> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=desired%20state%20configuration&ac=3

<halr9000> http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/xDscResourceDesigne-Module-22eddb29

<Francois-Xavier> https://vlabs.holsystems.com/vlabs/technet?eng=VLabs&auth=none&src=microsoft.holsystems.com&altadd=true&labid=10068

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/MDC-B302

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/MDC-H310

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/MDC-IL206-R#fbid=


The Question -


  • Superhero - He-Man

Direct download: PSPodcast-265.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59 AM

Eric Williams and Jeff Foster on the Cisco UCS PowerTool

Direct download: PSPodcast-264.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39 AM

Bala Narasimhan from PernixData on FVP

Direct download: PSPodcast-263.mp3
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Scott Muc about Pester

Direct download: PSPodcast-262.mp3
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Nick Howell from Netapp on the software designed datacenter

Direct download: PSPodcast-261.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30 AM

PowerShell MVPs Don Jones and Jason Helmick on The Scripting Games and the PowerShell Summit

Direct download: PSPodcast-260.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13 AM

Jeff Galloway from HP

Direct download: PSPodcast-259.mp3
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Jim Britt from Microsoft on Service Management Automation

Direct download: PSPodcast-258.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15 AM

PowerShell Hero Dave Wyatt on Error Handling

Direct download: PSPodcast-257.mp3
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