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Use PowerShell to Get BIOS Information on Remote Servers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to retrieve BIOS information from remote servers.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I really hope you can help me. I need to get a list of basic BIOS information from our servers. All of the servers that I need are listed in a single organizational unit (OU) in Active ...

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 ...

Playing with the AD: Drive for Fun and Profit

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the AD: drive to explore Active Directory Domain Services.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I will confess that I love using the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell. I love the way I can use Windows PowerShell to create new users or to easily search for and find users and other...

Use PowerShell to Prepare for a Domain Upgrade

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to obtain operating system version information from domain controllers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The weather in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been a bit strange of late. There were tornados in Georgia recently, and the temperatures around ...

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