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The PowerShell LoveOMatic Revisited for Valentine’s Day

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, revisits the LoveOMatic, a Windows PowerShell Script that sends random email messages at random times. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Several months ago, I wrote a Windows PowerShell script I called the LoveOMatic (See Weekend Scripter: Introducing the Scripting Guys PowerShell ...

Send an Email Message with Service Status Via PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to send an email message with service status info.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a number of services on a remote server that I would like to monitor. I would like to see the status of these services and receive these status updates via an email message. I have...

Use PowerShell to Check the Status of Exchange Databases

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to simplify checking the dirty status of Exchange Mailbox databases.  Hey, Scripting Guy!, I have a large number of Exchange servers, and when I do a database restore, often I am unable to mount the database because it says that the database is dirty. So how...

Generate an HTML Report for Exchange Distribution Group Members

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to generate an HTML report for Exchange Server 2012 Distribution groups. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I would like to introduce a new guest blogger: Serkan Varoğlu. Serkan Varoğlu is a Windows PowerShell enthusiast and a Microsoft Exchange Server fanatic. He describes himself as: “...

Weekend Scripter: Introducing the Scripting Guys PowerShell LoveOmatic

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to use Windows PowerShell to send random email messages at random times. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina in the deep south of the United States. This morning I am reflecting on a conversation I had with Ashley McGlone, a Microsoft PFE ...

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