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Weekend Scripter: Create PowerShell Graphical Help Function

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about creating a graphical Help function in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, I should have known. In yesterday’s post, A Graphical Tool to Explore PowerShell Help, I said it would not take too long to convert my Windows PowerShell script (that I used...

Weekend Scripter: Wow! I Didn’t Know You Could Do That in PowerShell!

Summary: Discover the power of the “double splat.” Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, here filling in for our good friend, Ed. He’s keeping himself inside where it’s warm. I’m here in Canada typing really fast to keep even warmer! It’s 31 degrees below Celsius here in Ottawa, don’t cha know? I was ...

Determine Pending Reboot Status—PowerShell Style! Part 2

Summary: Guest blogger, Brian Wilhite, talks about using Windows PowerShell to detect a server that is in pending reboot status. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have the conclusion to Brian Wilhite’s guest blog series about detecting pending reboots via Windows PowerShell. Prior to reading today’s post, you ...

Use PowerShell to Update Address Info in Active Directory

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to update address information in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, at the Charlotte Windows PowerShell user group meeting, one of the members was talking about adding mailing information to all ...

Use PowerShell to Create a User in Active Directory

Summary: Use the Active Directory cmdlet New-ADUser to create a new user via Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife has the Window PowerShell Saturday site bookmarked on her Windows 7 smart phone, and she keeps hitting refresh on the little Internet Explorer window to watch the available ...

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