Monthly Archives: September 2013

Winter Scripting Games scheduled

The Winter Scripting Games are tentatively schedule to start 6 January 2014 & run for 4-6 weeks depending on the number of events. See http://powershell.org/wp/2013/09/29/winter-scripting-games-tentatively-scheduled/ for latest details

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PowerShell too big to know

A couple of sentences in the Scripting Guy’s post from yesterday http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/09/27/the-powershell-summit-why-you-should-care.aspx stuck in my mind: “I am not certain I have ever met anyone who knows everything there is to know about Windows PowerShell. In fact, I am not … Continue reading

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PowerShell Summit 2014–reasons to attend

Microsoft’s Scripting Guy supplies a number of very compelling reasons for attending the PowerShell Summit 2014 in Seattle. http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/09/27/the-powershell-summit-why-you-should-care.aspx Registration details can be found here http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/ In addition to the powershell.org you will be able to talk to MVPs, the … Continue reading

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Rolling back time

  There are many situations where you want to roll the date back – checking a file’s last access time, processing event logs, checking a password expiry in AD. Get-Date (or more accurately the underlying System.DateTime .NET class offers a … Continue reading

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Server Documentation

No one likes documenting their servers but is a necessary job.  As the start of a series on taking those first automation steps – you’ve learned PowerShell and now you want to put it to use – I have an … Continue reading

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Select and List

There are many times when I need to do something like this: get-Whatever | select –first 1 | format-list –property * Normally its because I need to discover the properties on an object and see some representative data at the … Continue reading

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AD Month of Lunches–Chapt 18 & 19 in MEAP

An updated MEAP has been released for Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches.  This one adds chapters 18 & 19 Chapter 18, “Managing AD trusts” Chapter 19, “Troubleshooting your AD” The MEAP is available from http://www.manning.com/siddaway3 Enjoy

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