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Use New PowerShell 5 Cmdlet to Create Objects from Strings

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using a new Windows PowerShell cmdlet to create objects from strings.  Hey, Scripting Guy! It seems that even though Windows PowerShell 5.0 in Windows 10 has a lot of cool new stuff, I still end up using command-line utilities. I don’t know if it is just me, or if there are ...

Use the PowerShell 5 Convert-String Cmdlet

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using the new Convert-String cmdlet in Windows PowerShell 5.0 to manipulate strings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Over the weekend, the Scripting Wife and I headed out and about to explore central Florida. We found a really cool lake town that had an awesome tea shop. We ...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Create Users in Active Directory

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to read a CSV file and create users in Active Directory. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday in Oh No! Oh Wait...PowerShell for the Win!, I created a CSV file from a Word document that I had been given. Today, I take the next logical step and ...

Weekend Scripter: Oh No! Oh Wait…PowerShell for the Win!

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to clean up an impossible document. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Sometimes I just cringe. It is a reflex reaction born from many long (and at times, torturous) years in the IT field. I know, I should be able to get over it, and sometimes I ...

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