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Configuration Management with PowerShell and XML - Simple Talk

<b>DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Database Lifecycle Management</b><br>Automated Deployment<p>Intro<p>To minimize problems in any software delivery process, it is …

PowerShell -- Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online

By Boe Prox<p>Here's how to use PowerShell to change a service account password that may be shared by multiple users.<p>By Adam Bertram<p>Here's how to use …

Create a 2013 Wiki page with Powershell

I have a Sharepoint 2013 instance running on a server. I want to create a script that writes wiki pages from files. So while searching the internet, …

Coding for speed

In this post, we review some of the things we learned about coding for speed in the Hadoop PowerShell challenge. The winners are at the end of this …

PowerShell Script to Determine What Device is Locking Out an Active Directory User Account

I recently received a request to determine why a specific user account was constantly being locked out after changing their Active Directory password …

Get Available Constructors

This function will list all available constructors for a .Net type. The function can be used one of two ways: It can display in a formatted table the …

Friday Fun: A SysInternals PowerShell Workflow

Over the years I’ve come up with a number of PowerShell tools to download the SysInternals tools to my desktop. And yes, I know that with PowerShell …

PowerShell Problem Solver: Creating Permanent Credentials

If you run your IT operations the smart and safe way, you use a normal user credential for most of the day. When you need to do something in …

Creating Colorful Emails with PowerShell

In the comments on a recent article about creating a color coded report of domain controller service statuses, there was a question in the comments …

Securing sensible data with Ansible

One very important aspect of deployments and the tools used for deployments is the security of sensible data like passwords, user names, server …

Ansible test lab in under 30 minutes

I speak to a lot of people at a lot of user groups, Meetups (like the Melbourne PowerShell Meetup) or conferences and a lot of them seem to not have …

Testing PowerShell HashTables

So I’ve been watching the PowerShell Toolmaking Fundamentals course on Pluralsight authored by Adam Bertram. You may be surprised that I watch other …

DevOps, Infrastructure as Code, and PowerShell DSC: The Introduction

Posts in this series• <b>DevOps, Infrastructure as Code, and PowerShell DSC: The Introduction</b><br>DevOps is the new cool thing (at least in the Windows world) …

DevOps

New PowerShell Module for Sortable HTML Reporting -- NewHtmlReport

A couple of years ago, after wanting to make some HTML reports to present tabular data that included a bit of style and interactivity, we created a …

Unit Testing PowerShell Code with Pester

<b>Summary</b>: Guest blogger, Dave Wyatt, discusses using Pester to analyze small pieces of Windows PowerShell code.<b> Note</b> This is a five-part series that …

Pester Explained: Describe, Context, and It Blocks

This article is a part of a larger series on Pester.Last time, we looked at how assertions work in theory, and how they are implemented in Pester. …

JavaScript

Introducing the PowerShell Excel Module

<b>Summary</b>: Guest blogger, Doug Finke talks about his PowerShell Excel module.<p>The PowerShell Excel Module is a brand new, exciting, and better way to …

Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 10: Getting data in and out of SQL Server using SQL Server PowerShell

In this level we will look at ways of getting data into and out of SQL Server. We will specifically look at the Database object and a cmdlet …

Create-PullServerModule.ps1

PowerShell Module for Text based Log Files

**UPDATE 8/19/2015**Updated again with minor fixes, I added a Test-FileOpen function and use that in the Write-LogFile and Backup-LogFile functions …

Validate PowerShell DSC Partial Configurations

Customers want to be able to allow individual teams to author the portions of the configuration for which they are responsible, and then use the DSC …

Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Overview

2 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>Applies To: Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows PowerShell 5.0<p>DSC is a management platform in PowerShell that enables you to …

Flancy - A web microframework for Windows PowerShell

Master: Devel: Last Build (Any branch):<p>Flancy comes from combing Flask (python web microframework) and Nancy (the .NET microframework libraries used …

Web Servers

PowerShell tools for the advanced use cases – part 2

Posts in this series• PowerShell Tools for the Advanced Use … [visit site to read more]

DevOps

WebSphere MQ - Windows PowerShell Library - United States

PowerShell is an extensible command line interface shell and scripting language product developed by Microsoft. This SupportPac contains a library …

Beare's Knowledge Base

PowerShell Bible<p><b>How to display general info about a computer:</b><p>get-wmiobject -class win32_computersystem<p>Domain :<br>Manufacturer :<br>Model :<br>Name …

PowerShell One-Liners: Collections, Hashtables, Arrays and Strings

The way to learn PowerShell is to browse and nibble, rather than to sit down to a formal five-course meal. In his continuing series on Powershell …

Table of Basic PowerShell Commands

<b>Summary</b>: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, provides a table of basic Windows PowerShell commands.Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Some …

Building a Daily Systems Report Email With PowerShell - Simple Talk

Introduction<p>A little while ago, I demonstrated a way to create a fairly simple disk space report using PowerShell that would be e-mailed to you …