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Weekend Scripter: DHCP Address Conflict Detection

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to configure DHCP address conflict detection. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, it’s the weekend here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This morning it is foggy, and the air is crisp but not cold. The naked trees in my front yard seem content ...

Use PowerShell Functions to Authorize DHCP Servers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using functions from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to authorize DHCP servers in AD DS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, today it is sunny and about 70 degrees in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is a good thing because I head to Redmond, Washington, next ...

Use PowerShell to Query AD DS for DHCP Servers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to query the Active Directory configuration context to return DHCP servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 is the numerous cmdlets and functions available. After installing the...

Use PowerShell to Test Connectivity on Remote Servers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy talks about using Windows PowerShell to test connectivity after a network configuration change. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It seems that there are always good news/bad news types of scenarios. After months of trying to obtain faster Internet connectivity at the house, I finally found a source ...

Use the PowerShell DHCP Module to Simplify DHCP Management

Summary: Learn about using a free Windows PowerShell module to simplify working with DHCP.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to know how to use Windows PowerShell to work with Microsoft DHCP servers. Can this be done? —EJ   Hello EJ, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. It is Valentine's Day for some people, and for ...