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Windows PowerShell: Troubleshooting Packs

Windows PowerShell: Troubleshooting Packs | PowerShell | Scoop.it

Troubleshooting Windows 7 may be easier than you think. There are several new Troubleshooting Packs included in Windows 7, along with an infrastructure that supports these and future types of Troubleshooting Packs.

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Your First 5 Minutes with Windows PowerShell

Your First 5 Minutes with Windows PowerShell | PowerShell | Scoop.it

Here's how to make your first PowerShell experience a good one right from the outset.

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PowerShell for remote desktop management

PowerShell for remote desktop management | PowerShell | Scoop.it

IT administrators use Windows PowerShell to automate commonly used server management tasks and they can do the same for desktops -- virtual or physical. Here are five quick links on using cmdlets to manage remote desktops in Microsoft, Citrix and VMware desktop environments.

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Order Your Output by Easily Sorting Objects in PowerShell

Order Your Output by Easily Sorting Objects in PowerShell | PowerShell | Scoop.it

Much of the time, there is no guarantee to the order in which Windows PowerShell returns objects. This blog explains how to fix that issue..

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Use PowerShell to Create Deployment Shares for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Use PowerShell to Create Deployment Shares for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit | PowerShell | Scoop.it

Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to create deployment shares for for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1.

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Windows PowerShell Web Access

Windows PowerShell Web Access | PowerShell | Scoop.it

PowerShell v3 includes a brand new feature named Windows PowerShell Web Access.

As the name indicates this makes it possible to use Windows PowerShell using a browser from a computer, in addition to mobile devices.

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An interview with PowerShell MVP Don Jones

An interview with PowerShell MVP Don Jones | PowerShell | Scoop.it

Don Jones is a popular IT author, speaker, trainer, and recipient of Microsoft MVP award. Don has been an expert in Windows PowerShell for many years. He developed the Microsoft PowerShell courseware and has taught PowerShell to more than 20,000 IT pros.

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Windows PowerShell: Scripting Crash Course

Windows PowerShell: Scripting Crash Course | PowerShell | Scoop.it

More of you are getting used to Windows PowerShell and realizing its advantages. With that in mind, this month’s column is going to be a long one. This is a lightning overview of Windows PowerShell scripting, including how to build parameterized scripts.

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Windows PowerShell v3: Meet the New Shell

Windows PowerShell v3: Meet the New Shell | PowerShell | Scoop.it

The new Windows PowerShell is coming. Actually, Microsoft has just launched a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows PowerShell version 3, although the final version 3 probably won’t ship until it comes out with Windows 8.

 

It also will be available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The CTP will install on those OSes.

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@ScriptWarrior’s First PowerShell Experiences

@ScriptWarrior’s First PowerShell Experiences | PowerShell | Scoop.it

 

I was asked by a PowerShell Rock Star, Shay Levy, to forward on my very first experiences with PowerShell. Why I started to use it in the first place and what resources I employed to solve my first scripting problems.

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Use a Free PowerShell Snap-in to Easily Manage App-V Server

Use a Free PowerShell Snap-in to Easily Manage App-V Server | PowerShell | Scoop.it

The Microsoft App-V Server SnapIn is a CodePlex project that provides a set of Windows PowerShell cmdlets that enable IT admins to easily manage and automate complex tasks in App-V Server.

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Windows PowerShell Survival Guide

Windows PowerShell Survival Guide | PowerShell | Scoop.it

PowerShell is a vast product, especially when you take into account how it's used in other products such as Lync Server, Exchange, and the Windows Operating System.

It can be a little daunting to those new with PowerShell - there is a vast array of deeply technical discussions of all of PowerShell's many aspects, quirks and peculiarities and all.

So start at the beginning, and learn the basics, either on you own, or possibly with the aid of a great training class. Then work with it and return to find more. And when you can, how about adding to the body of knowledge referenced here.

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PowerShell script: Get mailbox averages

PowerShell script: Get mailbox averages | PowerShell | Scoop.it

 

Scott Lowe shows you a useful PowerShell script that you can run to get important information on Exchange mailboxes.

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How To Change Password With PowerShell

How To Change Password With PowerShell | PowerShell | Scoop.it

I am going to show a couple of very easy ways to change or reset a user's local or domain account password using PowerShell.  You do not need any PowerShell modules.  Just built in PowerShell will be used to change the password.

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Video | Simple PowerShell Functions

How to take a PowerShell command and turn it into a reusable function, and how to package multiple functions into a single 'toolbox' script.

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Windows PowerShell Cheat Sheet

Windows PowerShell Cheat Sheet | PowerShell | Scoop.it

A really great PowerShell Cheat Sheet: pin it to the wall next to your desk (thanks Jeffery Hicks for sharing!).

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Use Windows Search to Find Your PowerShell Scripts

Use Windows Search to Find Your PowerShell Scripts | PowerShell | Scoop.it

Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, shares a cool Windows Search trick to find Windows PowerShell scripts.

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PowerShell 3 takes scripting to new heights

PowerShell 3 takes scripting to new heights | PowerShell | Scoop.it

Scott Lowe takes the early preview version of PowerShell 3.0 for a spin and likes what he sees. Here are some of the best-looking new features from his test run.

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PowerShell v3 has some great GUI

PowerShell v3 has some great GUI | PowerShell | Scoop.it

PowerShell v3, available in the forthcoming Windows Server 8, packs some serious GUI, behind a barebones command-line interface.

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PowerShell Modules In Windows Server 8

PowerShell Modules In Windows Server 8 | PowerShell | Scoop.it

With Windows Server 8 Microsoft introduces even more PowerShell Modules to support all kinds of features within the OS. Well see for your self below, I particularly like the yellow marked modules.

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Reporting on Windows File Server Shares and NTFS Permissions with PowerShell

Reporting on Windows File Server Shares and NTFS Permissions with PowerShell | PowerShell | Scoop.it

I recently had a requirement to audit the Share and NTFS permissions of a Windows File Server. PowerShell contains the Get-ACL cmdlet which makes retreving the NTFS permissions fairly straightforward, but for the Share permissions it is not so easy, but we can make use of WMI and the Win32_LogicalShareSecuritySetting class.

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My IIS7 PowerShell Scripts

My IIS7 PowerShell Scripts | PowerShell | Scoop.it

I regularly go onsite with enterprise customers of Microsoft and do Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) health checks.

Recently, I have been rewriting many of my VBScripts into PowerShell scripts to help make the health check easier. I will be writing more as I go. In the meantime, I hope that you will find these scripts useful.

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Use PowerShell to Find and Remove Inactive Active Directory Users

Use PowerShell to Find and Remove Inactive Active Directory Users | PowerShell | Scoop.it

 

One big problem for companies that do not utilize an identity management system is stale user accounts. I have seen companies that have thousands of accounts for users who have not logged into the domain in years, or at all.

 

With Windows PowerShell and the Microsoft Active Directory (AD) module, the task of identifying and deleting these accounts is an easy one..

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Use PowerShell to Find Out Who has Permissions to a Share

Use PowerShell to Find Out Who has Permissions to a Share | PowerShell | Scoop.it

 

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to determine who has permissions to a shared folder.

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Use the PowerShell Debugger to Troubleshoot Scripts

Use the PowerShell Debugger to Troubleshoot Scripts | PowerShell | Scoop.it

 

Learn how to use the Windows PowerShell script debugger to troubleshoot problems with scripts.

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