About Me

I’m a PowerShell and Automation Enthusiast

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Stephen Owen lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Lindsey and their children Catherine and Eli.  They have three cats, and enjoy reading, hiking, camping and being crafty.

Stephen is a Microsoft Systems Consultant with a focus on Enterprise Client Management through System Center and Active Directory.  Stephen specializes in PowerShell tool-making and process automation.

He has been featured on various forums from Reddit, to TechNet and Windows-Noob.

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Work from this blog has been featured in The DSC Book, by Don Jones and Stephen Murawski.

He was fortunate enough to be a member of the winning team of the 2014 PowerShell Scripting games, the Kitten Mittons.  The team was  featured in an interview on the PowerShell.org PowerScripting podcast on June 4th, 2014.  The download link is available here.

On November 2015, he was featured on an interview with Father Robert Ballacer on the Coding 101 Podcast titled – Best of the MVP Summit, alongside the stellar Sarah Dutkiewicz, Adam Bertram, Jeremy Clark, June Blender,& Jeff Wouters.  Video Available Here.

In September of 2016, Stephen was thrilled to be invited to deliver a number of sessions at Microsoft Ignite in his hometown, Atlanta Georgia. He somehow managed to do this without his pants falling off.  Video Available Here.

Long walks on the beach

When not at client sites or working on this blog, Stephen can be found spending time with his family and friends, kayaking, and practicing photography.

Stephen holds a number of industry certifications, including the MCITP, MCSA and MCSE certifications, and is also 1E Certified for Nomad deployments.  He won the 2014 PowerShell PowerSaturday IronScripter match in Charlotte, NC, and also was a member of the winning team of the 2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games, the Kitten Mittons.

Titles & Awards

Iron Scripter

Won this contest at the 2014 PowerSaturday 007 in Charlotte.


Where to find me



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One thought on “About Me

  1. Steven May 16, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    Hi Stephen,

    My name is Steve and I saw your article on “Hacking an Intel Network Card to Work on Server 2012 R2” I read this article with great interest and tried to follow you along and somehow got lost. Maybe you could assist me.

    I have an ASUS Sabertooth Z87 Mother board and I am taking my MCSE now and i wanted to load for testing at home server 2012 which of course won’t recognize the network card. I have 2012 (Not R2) loaded, i have download the NIC drivers from ASUS which support 7,8.8.1 but they specifically won’t load in 2012.

    so following your directions i proceeded.

    1. i opened the command prompt with Admin privileges
    2. bcdedit -set loadoptions disable_integrity_checks —- Accepted
    3. bcdedit -set testsigning on —- Accepted
    4. I went to device manager, I went to the nic and found my hardware ID
    5. open Power shell typed the “get-childitem -recurse | select-string -Pattern “VEN_8086&DEV_1503” | GROUP PATH | SELECT NAME
    6. i got the list which pointed me to c:\temp\intel\intel\pro1000\winx64\ndis62 (or 63,64)\e1c62x64.inf
    I used the 62 based on your chart !!
    7. Here is where i got lost, my file looks similar but is totally different in the INF. What did you change and how do i change mine to make it work? Does it matter, if not i can copy yours but i wanted to verify before i did it.

    Please advise.

    P.S. Thanks for any help you can provide.


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