Using Windows Machine File Copy (WinRM) VSTS extension

Implementation of the original Windows Machine File Copy task is based on Net Use Command and Robocopy. This command makes use of the SMB (server message block) and the Netbios protocol on port 139 or 445. Although by default this should be always supported in Intranets, it may be that due to the network restrictions […]

Chrome’s badidea

If case you misunderstood the title, NO, Chrome is not a bad idea. It is my browser of choice for almost 10 years. It’s a great choice. However, because of the security restrictions, you may bump in pages like this: In case of invalid certificate or some other similar issues, your browser will refuse to […]

Persisting sensitive information with PowerShell

It often happens that I need to persist a password or another sensitive information strings in a file or database. When it happens I can never recall what was exactly the command I used to do so in the past. That’s why I decided to encapsulate the two operation of encrypting and decrypting a string […]