HowTo: Install AWS CLI on Both Windows and Linux

Several years ago before the unified AWS CLI was released I wrote about installing the EC2 command line tools. Now it’s time to update that. It goes without saying that over the decade Amazon has been providing cloud services their interfaces and tools have matured greatly (along with their overall offerings). Early on Amazon didn’t […]

Install PowerShell v5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 R2

Prior to updating to PowerShell version 5 make sure to be running the latest version of .NET Framework (.NET 4.6.1 as of this writing). See Checking .NET Versions. Check Current Version of PowerShellRun either $Host.Version or $PSVersionTable.PSVersionInstall latest version of .NET. PowerShell 5 is part of Windows Management Framework (WMF) version 5 and can be […]

Install .NET 4.6.1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 R2

Start by downloading .NET 4.6.1 from Microsoft. Launch the installer – I typically do this by running the command c:tempNDP461-KB3102436-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe from an elevated PowerShell. Accept the licensing agreement and wait…. Check Version(s) of .NET InstalledFrom an elevated PowerShell run the following set of commands: Get-ChildItem ‘HKLM:SOFTWAREMicrosoftNET Framework SetupNDP’ -recurse |Get-ItemProperty -name Version,Release -EA 0 |Where { […]