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Query AD for Computers and Use Ping to Determine Status

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to query Active Directory for computers, ping for status, and display in green/red.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. While the Scripting Wife and I were out in California speaking to the Microsoft Premier Field Engineers (PFE) about Windows PowerShell, a question arose. The PFE said he...

Learn How to Run PowerShell Scripts Against Multiple Computers

   Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson teaches you how to run Windows PowerShell Scripts against multiple computers in this step-by-step article.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am wondering on the best way to cause my script to work against multiple computers. -- LS   Hello LS, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Create Users and Organizational Units with Active Directory Domain Services Cmdlets?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I am interested in using Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) cmdlets to create users and organizational units. Is this a hard thing to do? I only ask this because I am an extremely busy network administrator who has barely had time to begin looking at Windows PowerShell. I do not have a lot of time to spend ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (03/27/09)

Determining if SQL Is Installed; How to Read Paired Information into a Dictionary Object  Hey, Scripting Guy! Being an avid reader of your columns for the last several years has been a blast. I wrote you once before but with no success (in terms of a reply, which was expected, and in terms of not seeing an article related to my question, ...