Using global application host file in Visual Studio 2015+

In moving one of the projects from VS2013 to VS2015 I realized that IISExpress settings specified in the users applicationhost.config file got overridden. After a quick search, it came to me that another applicationhost.config file was created by the VS2015 and placed in the .vs/config folder under the root of my project. This is, however, […]

Get Users SID with PowerShell

What is a User SID? It is user’s unique identifier, usually used in application to relate to a user in a unique way. Microsoft defines SID in the following way: A data structure of variable length that identifies user, group, and computer accounts. Every account on a network is issued a unique SID when the […]

Joining strings in pipeline

In PowerShell, I’ve been joining string arrays for quite some time with the join operator which concatenates a set of strings into a single string. Today however, I found myself in need to join strings that are coming from the pipeline, without previously saving the result into a variable. Guess what, there is nothing ready, […]