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PowerShell One-Liners: Help, Syntax, Display and Files - Simple Talk. This series is in four parts: This is part 1 Well, yes, it would be an onerous task indeed to deliver everything.

PowerShell One-Liners: Help, Syntax, Display and Files - Simple Talk

But per the Pareto principle, roughly eighty percent of what you could want to know about PowerShell is here in this series of articles; possibly more! You will tend to learn the other twenty percent as you go, and you may not need it for quite a ways into your PowerShell explorations. I feel compelled to confess that some of the entries are not, strictly speaking, on one physical line, but are written in such a way that, if you really want to run them in one line, you can just remove the line breaks and they will work. (Note that that is not generally true of PowerShell syntax.) This series of articles evolved out of my own notes on PowerShell as I poked and prodded it to show me more. Svendsen Tech Powershell Wiki. Getting computer names from AD using Powershell - Svendsen Tech Powershell Wiki. Often as a Windows system administrator, you will want to get a list of computer/host names from (an OU in) Active Directory.

Getting computer names from AD using Powershell - Svendsen Tech Powershell Wiki

Here are a few ways of doing it with PowerShell, using System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher ([adsisearcher]) with an LDAP query, Get-ADComputer from the Microsoft ActiveDirectory module cmdlets and Get-QADComputer from Quest ActiveRoles. These MS AD cmdlets that Get-ADComputer and Get-ADObject are part of are installed as a feature under the category "Remote Server Administration Tools" (RSAT) from Server Manager on Windows Server 2008 R2 and can be downloaded for Windows 7.

There's more information about this here and here. All the code in this article should be compatible with PowerShell version 2, which comes by default with Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 (but you can also upgrade to PSv3 or v4 on those operating systems if you want). See this article for getting usernames. Create a Transcript of Commands from the Windows PowerShell ISE - Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog.

Summary: Create a transcript of commands from the Windows PowerShell ISE in this Microsoft Scripting Guys how-to article.

Create a Transcript of Commands from the Windows PowerShell ISE - Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog

Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the things I enjoy about using the Windows PowerShell console is the transcript feature. When I am playing around on the Windows PowerShell console, experimenting, trying out new ideas, and exploring ideas, it is great not to worry about losing any cool code I discover. Powershell, VB Script, SQL and JavaScript - TechNet IT Pro's and Scripting Guys. Windows PowerShell Scripting. PowerShell for Beginners.

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Hyper-V. What to DO, What NOT to do. TechNet forums. PowerShell 3.0 For Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & Windows Server 2008 SP2. The Windows Management Framework 3.0, or PowerShell 3.0 for legacy operating systems including Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & Windows Server 2008 SP2, has been made available to download.

PowerShell 3.0 For Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & Windows Server 2008 SP2

This package will update: PowerShellWMIWinRMManagement OData IIS ExtensionsServer Manager CIM Provider The new features in Windows PowerShell 3.0 include: Workflow: Windows PowerShell Workflow lets IT Pros and developers apply the benefits of workflows to the automation capabilities of Windows PowerShell. Workflows allow administrators to run long-running tasks (which can be made repeatable, frequent, parallelizable, interruptible, or restart-able) that can affect multiple managed computers or devices at the same time.

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SQL. Citrix. QAD cmdlets reference - PowerGUI Wiki. QAD cmdlets reference From PowerGUI Wiki Jump to: navigation, search The ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory is an Active Directory specific automation and scripting shell that provides a command-line management interface for administering directory data either via Quest ActiveRoles Server or by directly accessing Active Directory domain controllers.

QAD cmdlets reference - PowerGUI Wiki

Windows Server 2008, Exchange advice. Help solving computer problems. VBScript. PowerShell 2.0 commands. Windows PowerShell. Updated: July 8, 2013 Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell® helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows. The documents published here are written primarily for cmdlet, provider, and host application developers who require reference information about the APIs provided by Windows PowerShell. However, system administrators might also find the information provided by these documents useful.

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TechNet. IE. 10 cool things you can do with Windows PowerShell. If PowerShell's learning curve has kept you from embracing it for daily use, "cool" might not be a word you'd associate with it.

10 cool things you can do with Windows PowerShell

But PowerShell is here to stay. It's a core part of Exchange 2007, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008, and it has immense power worth tapping into. Here are some examples of how to put PowerShell to work. If PowerShell's learning curve has kept you from embracing it for daily use, "cool" might not be a word you'd associate with it. But PowerShell is here to stay. I'm going to put some fun into the PowerShell arena and show you a few tricks that will definitely come in handy. Note: Be careful, very careful Yes, this is a tool worthy of the name. This information is also available as a PDF download. #1: Report all of the USB devices installed. Windows PowerShell Blog.

Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online. Prof.

Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online

Powershell Can I Get a Little PowerShell Help? When looking for cmdlet help, PowerShell 3 goes beyond version 2 with an Update-Help cmdlet. Because Windows PowerShell is part of the operating system, updating help and documentation is difficult. I'm speaking only of the core PowerShell cmdlets like Get-Service and Get-WMIObject. PS C:\> help Get-WmiObject -online You would have to run this every time and for every command if you wanted to get the most up to date documentation. Windows PowerShell for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

Windows PowerShell for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

Running Windows PowerShell Scripts Against Multiple Computers. Here’s a quick tip on working with Windows PowerShell.

Running Windows PowerShell Scripts Against Multiple Computers

These are published every week for as long as we can come up with new tips. If you have a tip you’d like us to share or a question about how to do something, let us know. Find more tips in the Windows PowerShell Tip of the Week archive. Scripting Community. List of Free PowerShell eBooks. When I needed to build a collection of PowerShell resources for our internal IT personnel, I had trouble finding a comprehensive list of all the freely available eBooks out there.

List of Free PowerShell eBooks

I thought it would be worth spending a few minutes collecting these links in a single place. If you know of any that I’m missing, please let me know. I also have a list of paid PowerShell books. Powershell.

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The Admin’s First Steps: Documenting Servers - Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to automate the creation of your server documentation. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning Windows PowerShell, and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell. But what can I use it for in my environment to make my job easier?

Can you give me some suggestions? Hello CA, Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. Richard Siddaway is based out of the UK, and he spends his time automating anything and everything for Kelway Ltd. CA, You’re in luck because today I start a new series that explains how to make the jump from knowing some Windows PowerShell to being able to use it to make your life easier as an administrator.

Werner Training and Consulting, Inc. Werner Training and Consulting, Inc. has written courseware, scripts, blog articles, and delivered training on Microsoft's Windows PowerShell for over three years. Our principal technologist, Brad Werner, was the subject matter expert (SME) and author for Microsoft Course 6434A Automating Windows Server 2008 Administration with Windows PowerShell. We wrote over one hundred sample scripts which are included with the course materials for that course. Brad has taught that course numerous times.