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Use PowerShell to Reset the Secure Channel on a Desktop

Summary: Learn three ways to use Windows PowerShell to reset the computer secure channel.  Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a problem with the computers in our computer classroom. We set up this classroom to teach new hires how to use our mission critical application. We are, however, not hiring as many people as we used to, and as a result it...

Use PowerShell to Replace netdom Commands to Join the Domain

Summary: Learn how to replace netdom commands with simple Windows PowerShell cmdlets to rename and reboot the computer or join the domain.  Hey, Scripting Guy! It seems that I have been hand building a number of computers recently for a computer lab we are setting up at work. I have written a batch file that uses netdom commands to join ...

Learn How to Use PowerShell to Configure Jump Lists

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Chris Wu, discusses using Windows PowerShell to configure Jump Lists. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome to the weekend. Today we have a special treat in the form of a guest blogger. The Scripting Wife and I had the good fortune to meet Chris Wu in Montreal, Canada when we were there doing a Windows ...

Use PowerShell to Find Last Logon Times for Virtual Workstations

Summary: Learn how to Use Windows PowerShell to find the last logon times for virtual workstations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Brian Wilhite. Brian was our guest blogger yesterday when he wrote about detecting servers that will have a problem with an upcoming time change due to daylight savings ...

PowerShell Community and the Windows System Administration Tool

Summary: See how guest blogger, Rich Prescott, leveraged the Windows PowerShell community as he built his popular ArPosh Client System Administration tool. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We are really starting the new year off correctly. We have another very strong guest blogger today. Rich Prescott, is currently working as an ...

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