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PowerShell Workflows: Design Considerations

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP and Honorary Scripting Guy Richard Siddaway talks about design considerations for Windows PowerShell workflows. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the seventh article in the most excellent Richard Siddaway workflow series.  Note The first article, PowerShell Workflows: The ...

Use PowerShell to Obtain Domain Controller Hardware Info

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to do a hardware inventory of domain controllers needing an upgrade. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Wow, it seems like a major holiday. The Scripting Wife ordered me some organic spearmint, licorice root, and orange peel from my favorite spice house...

PowerTip: Use a PowerShell Cmdlet to Get the Default AD DS Domain Password

Summary: Use a Windows PowerShell cmdlet from the ActiveDirectory module to obtain details about the default AD DS domain password policy.  How do I use Windows PowerShell to find the default Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain password policy?  Use the Get-ADDefaultDomainPasswordPolicy cmdlet. No arguments...

Use PowerShell to Prepare for a Domain Upgrade

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to obtain operating system version information from domain controllers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The weather in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been a bit strange of late. There were tornados in Georgia recently, and the temperatures around ...

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