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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. Use PowerShell to Audit and Install Windows Patches - Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog Summary: Learn how to use a free Windows PowerShell module to audit and install patches on Windows systems. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today, I am proud to present a guest blog post written by Boe Prox.

PowerShell Cmdlets for Active Directory Active Directory and PowerShell together offer a powerful set of cmdlets to manage and automate standard domain related tasks. Here are the most useful cmdlets for AD in PowerShell v5. Administering Active Directory is one of the most critical roles in any Windows network, and it doesn't take long before the number of servers, client computers, and users gets very large. In that kind of environment you're going to rely on automation to get your job done efficiently. PowerShell has the tools you need to get the job done, but you need to understand the basics of how to use them first. In this article we'll look at some of the basics of working with Active Directory groups and accounts using PowerShell.

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. The ActiveRoles Management Shell is built on Microsoft Windows PowerShell technology.

Powershell and Excel How do I create an Excel object? $a = new-object -comobject excel.application The Scripting Guys have a column about tab expansion with an Excel example. PowerShell Remoting over HTTPS with a self-signed SSL certificate <span class="big">Please enable Javascript, because you won't see all of the content.</span> In this guide, you will learn how to use Enter-PSSession and Invoke-Command to securely manage remote Windows machines with PowerShell over HTTPS using a self-signed SSL certificate that we create with PowerShell. Back to the PowerShell tutorial Allowing unencrypted PowerShell Remoting ^ First, it is possible to allow unencrypted WS-Management communication.

Running Windows PowerShell Scripts Against Multiple Computers Here’s a quick tip on working with Windows PowerShell. 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. Shay Levy I’m a Microsoft MVP… Again June 30, 2013 It's that time of the year which feels like having a second birthday. I'm proud to announce that I was awarded the MVP title once again. PowerShell Data Basics: XML To master PowerShell, you must know how to use XML. XML is an essential data interchange format because it remains the most reliable way of ensuring that an object's data is preserved. Fortunately, PowerShell makes it all easy, as Michael Sorens demonstrates. Introduction