Miscellaneous

Best Practice: Disable Disk Fragmentation Scheduled Task

By default Windows Server creates a scheduled task for defrag. Connected drives from a Pure Storage FlashArray do not need this defragmentation operation [...]

Create a Hierarchy Tree of Hosts, Volumes & Snapshots

The following script creates a visual hierarchy to show the Host to Volume to Snapshot relationship. PowerShell script: Clear-Host $return = Read-Host [...]

Retrieving Members of Directory Service Configuration

Once Pure Storage FlashArray Directory Services has been configured seeing who has been added to the different defined groups (Array_Admin_Group, [...]

PowerShell SDK & Toolkit available via the PowerShell Gallery

On the heels of my post about transitioning to use PowerShell Remoting I have made the Pure Storage PowerShell SDK and Toolkit available via the [...]

Updated Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit

I have updated the Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit with a new cmdlet for testing Windows Server settings based on our best practices. The new release can be [...]

Hack: Windows Live Writer 2012

I use Windows Live Writer as my blog editor. I self host WordPress.org on Windows Azure and appreciate the editing features and easy integration. Although I [...]

Enable GodMode in Windows 8.1

I stumbled upon an interesting “GodMode” you can enable in Windows 8.1; I don’t have Windows 8.0 but assume it will work just the same. It creates a new [...]