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Use PowerShell to Find and Remove Inactive Active Directory Users

Summary: Guest blogger, Ken McFerron, discusses how to use Windows PowerShell to find and to disable or remove inactive Active Directory users. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the highlights of our trip to Canada, was—well, there were lots of highlights—but one of the highlights was coming through Pittsburgh and...

Use a Free PowerShell Snap-in to Easily Manage App-V Server

Summary: Windows PowerShell Microsoft MVP, Sherif Talaat, teaches how to manage App-V Server with a free Windows PowerShell snap-in. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Guest Blogger Week continues with a special treat. We have Windows PowerShell Microsoft MVP, Sherif Talaat, with us today. Here is a little bit about him. Sherif ...

Four Easy Ways to Import CSV Files to SQL Server with PowerShell

Summary: Learn four easy ways to use Windows PowerShell to import CSV files into SQL Server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here.  I was chatting this week with Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Chad Miller, about the series of blogs I recently wrote about using CSV files. He thought a helpful addition to the posts would be to talk about ...

Modify a PowerShell Script to Accept Piped Input

Summary: Learn how to modify a Windows PowerShell script and turn it into an advanced function that accepts piped input and has complete Help. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Some things end up being way more complicated than they might appear at first glance. Today’s script is a case in point. I decided I wanted to change ...

Use PowerShell to Find Out Who has Permissions to a Share

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to determine who has permissions to a shared folder. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is finally the weekend here in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. It has seemed like a rather long week, in part due to several meetings, plus I ...

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