Monthly Archives: March 2008

Office offline

If you are looking for something to brighten part of your day – try http://blogs.msdn.com/officeoffline/default.aspx Some very amusing comments.  I particularly like this one http://blogs.msdn.com/officeoffline/archive/2008/03/25/a-modified-turing-test.aspx   Share this post : Advertisements

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Database Connection strings

When connecting to a database you need a connection string to use in your script.  I’ve documented SQL Server connection strings in previous posts but for other databases that I don’t know so well I look to http://www.connectionstrings.com/ for the … Continue reading

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PowerShell books

On this post – http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2008/03/27/tower-of-power-part-2.aspx – you can see most of the PowerShell books that are available.  A Frequent Question I get asked is what PowerShell books should I get. These are the ones I use the most at the … Continue reading

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UserAccountControl

A recent discussion on the PowerShell newsgroup lead to Brandon Shell producing this script http://bsonposh.com/modules/wordpress/?p=102 for unravelling the meaning of the UserAccountControl attribute within Active Directory accounts. Well worth a look if you are working with Active Directory   Share … Continue reading

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NetCmdlets v2

/n software has released a beta of V2 of their NetCmdlets.  V2 includes their PowerShell remoting offering over SSH, Rexec or rshell.  Other goodies include access to Amazon S3 storage and retrieval; SNMP, TCP/IP utilities such as ping and traceroute … Continue reading

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Start and End of week

Couple of ideas for finding the beginning and end of the week Start of week $s = get-date -hour 0 -minute 0 -second 0$s.AddDays(-($s).DayOfWeek.value__) End of week $e = get-date -hour 23 -minute 59 -second 59$e.AddDays(7-($s).DayOfWeek.value__) To find the start … Continue reading

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UK IT Pro Community days

The UK IT Pro User Groups will be running two Community Days in April at the Microsoft offices in Reading. Agenda and registration can be found here – http://www.ukusergroups.co.uk/   Share this post :

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