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Linux Conference Australia 2017


Last week I attended Linux Conference Australia that was this year hosted in Hobart Tasmania. The weeklong event has the first 2 days dedicated to mini conferences before the selected presentations over the following 3 days.

I was actually there by virtue of being a speaker and mini conference organiser for the Open Radio mini conference. If this may interest you, you can read about it over here on my Radio Blog. Unfortunately this meant a clash with the sysadmin miniconf, but there will be time to catch up on that.

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Updating DNS and WINS Script

We’re finally getting rid of WINS at work. Remarkably we still have some production applications that require it, but that is being worked on. In the meantime I am working at removing WINS settings from DHCP Scopes and from servers where we know WINS is not required.

While DHCP scopes are easy to update, static assignment on servers aren’t. Theres no magic GPO you can set and be damned if you do it by hand for over 500 servers. Thankfully WMI as we have previously seen will allow a scriptable way to update network adaptor properties.

So I have written a script to do automate the process. The script uses Quest AD Management cmdlets for Powershell.

Download the script here

How to run the script follows

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