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Use PowerShell to Administer SQL Server 2008

  Summary: Microsoft MVP Sean McCown shows how to use Windows PowerShell to administer remote SQL Servers using easy commands.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am an extremely busy database administrator (DBA), and at a recent SQL Saturday event, I heard several people talking about Windows PowerShell. I did not, however, attend any of the ...

How to Use SharePoint 2010 Windows PowerShell Cmdlets to Manage Search Crawls

Summary: Guest Blogger Corey Roth explains how to use the Windows PowerShell cmdlets that come with SharePoint 2010 to manage search crawls.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to manage search crawls on my SharePoint 2010 server. Is this something that can be easily accomplished with the Windows PowerShell cmdlets that come with ...

Remotely Use the Exchange 2010 PowerShell Cmdlets

  Summary: Learn how to remotely use the Exchange 2010 Windows PowerShell cmdlets in this article written by two authors and Exchange experts.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have Microsoft Exchange 2010 installed on our network, and I would like to be able to use Windows PowerShell to manage it. In the past, I had to open up a Remote ...

Modify the PowerShell Console Title and Display a Rabbit

Summary: Modify the Windows PowerShell console title and display a rabbit at random locations. The Microsoft Scripting Guys have fun. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I love Microsoft Outlook 2010. United States FTC disclaimer: The Microsoft Scripting Guys work for the Microsoft Corporation. I have been provided with a cooperate laptop...