Automation/Scripting


Prof. PowerShell: COM-munication

Some COM objects work just fine in PowerShell -- maybe better.

Can You See Me Now?

Sometimes, all you want is a quick reassurance that your server farm is OK. Here's a script to give you some peace of mind.

PolyMonRT

A performance monitoring solution for your large enterprise doesn't have to be expensive; in fact, thanks to this open source tool, it's possible to implement one for free.

PowerShell Reading List

My secret for learning Microsoft's scripting technology? Check out these blogs.

Do You Read Me?

Sans GUI, PowerShell can be made to work interactively. The trick is the Read-Host cmdlet.

Event Reporting Revisited

Mr. Roboto uses PowerShell to revamp an old tool.

PowerShell Pro Forma

Microsoft doesn't offer any sort of PowerShell forms editor -- but Sapien Technologies does.

Lessons in Logic

How to use an IF construct in a PowerShell script.

Bionic Scheduled Task Reporting

Mr. Roboto revamps a previous script to help a user retrieve and save scheduled task information from multiple computers -- all using PowerShell.

The 2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Introducing Redmond's Triple Crown

To recognize the dynasties in our annual Readers' Choice competition, <i>Redmond</i> is introducing the "Triple Crown," a new award for products that have won (at least) three Readers' Choice honors in a row.

In the Mail

Want to send an e-mail from the command line? Give Blat a try.

Prof. Powershell: Get Smart and Get -Out

PowerShell cmdlets come well-stocked with common parameters. Let's look at what you can get out of the -OutVariable parameter.

Professor Powershell: On File

Powershell includes a cmdlet called Out-Files that makes saving command results to a text file easier.

PowerShell for Exchange 2007: Less Work, More Play

Get comfortable with PowerShell and the Exchange Management Shell using these tips and learning shortcuts.

Domain Password Report

Here's an AD administration script that takes advantage of PowerShell.

Redmond Tech Watch

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