Monthly Archives: May 2007

System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory

.NET has two main namespaces for accessing Active Directory.  System.DirectoryServices is a .NET wrapper for ADSI.  It contains two main .NET classes of interest – System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry whichis more directly accessible using the [ADSI] accelarator.  We use this for the manipulation … Continue reading

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Microsoft Script Center

Keep an eye on the Script Center next week there should be a PowerShell Guide for beginners and a downloadable (and cmdlet accessible) graphical help for PowerShell become available   Script Center is here  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx   PowerShell section is here … Continue reading

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MCITP certfications

Heard on a web cast today that the new generation of Microsoft certifications will have a limited life.   Technology Specialist (MCTS) will expire when a new version of the technology is released.  The exam will remain on the transcript … Continue reading

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Community Day

The 21 June UK User Group Community Day at Microsoft UK offices in Reading is rapdily filling up.  If you want to attend I would advise booking soon.  The day will include presentations from the PowerShell, Exchange, Groove and Sharepoint … Continue reading

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PowerPad

Came across an interesting free new addition to the PowerShell toolset on the PowerShell newsgroup http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windows.powershell&p=1&tid=a3b829f6-50d5-43a8-82e8-523f888c2628   PowerPad is an editor come scratch pad for interactive PowerShell development.  One of the great strengths of PowerShell is the ability to test … Continue reading

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Using Interop Assemblies

PowerShell is able to work directly with COM objects by using the New-Object cmdlet. If we wanted to work with Word for instance we could use the following to open Word with a new document ready to accept input. $word … Continue reading

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PowerShell: The Flexibility

After using PowerShell for a while you realise that there are many ways of performing the same task. If you search the Internet for examples for performing a task in PowerShell you will be likely to find several, in some … Continue reading

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