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Find Active Directory User Info with the PowerShell Provider

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about how to use the Windows PowerShell provider to find user information in Active Directory.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I often need to find information in Active Directory, but I do not like having to write LDAP queries. To me, it is soooo last century—I mean, Fred Flintstone used to ...

Working with the PowerShell Alias: Drive

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about how to work with the Windows PowerShell Alias: drive.  Hey, Scripting Guy! Can you tell me what an Alias: drive is? Is it anything like a virtual drive? —EC  Hello EC, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have the Windows PowerShell User Group meeting in ...

Learn How to Use the PowerShell Env: PSDrive

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell Env: PSDrive.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I was attending a Windows PowerShell user group meeting the other day, and I overheard someone talking about using an Environment PowerShell Drive. Huh? I did not want to ask him about this, because I would feel foolish...