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Use PowerShell to Discover Network Information from Shares

Summary: Guest blogger, Niklas Goude, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to discover valuable network information from shares and file metadata. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We now come to Part 3 of Security Week with another guest blog by Niklas Goude. Niklas Goude is a Security Consultant at TrueSec and an MVP in Windows ...

Use PowerShell to Back Up Modified Files to the Network

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to back up modified files to the network.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a folder that contains files in it, some of which I modify on a daily basis. I am wondering if I can use Windows PowerShell to back up only the modified files—those that have changed that particular day? —NG  ...

Modify a PowerShell Script to Accept Piped Input

Summary: Learn how to modify a Windows PowerShell script and turn it into an advanced function that accepts piped input and has complete Help. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Some things end up being way more complicated than they might appear at first glance. Today’s script is a case in point. I decided I wanted to change ...

Use PowerShell to Find Out Who has Permissions to a Share

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to determine who has permissions to a shared folder. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is finally the weekend here in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. It has seemed like a rather long week, in part due to several meetings, plus I ...

Archiving File Shares with Windows PowerShell

   Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to archive file shares.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am interested in using Windows PowerShell to archive file shares, is this something that can be done? -- ST   Hello ST, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Welcome to guest blogger week. We welcome back Tibor Soos one of our ...

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