Automation/Scripting


Your First Fishing Lesson

In anticipation of PowerShell 2.0, Mr. Roboto gives a few pointers on how to get the most out of it -- starting with Windows Management Instrumentation.

Why Aren't You Scripting?

GUI-based administration might linger for a while, but working from the console prompt is the wave of the future. And that means scripting.

Inspecting the Pipeline's Output

The OutVariable parameter offers a peek deep into your pipelined PowerShell expressions.

Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Arriving This Fall

Microsoft on Monday alerted users of its Exchange Server 2007 product that Service Pack 2 (SP2) will be coming sometime in the third quarter of this year.

WMI CIM-plified Part 5: WSMAN Protocol

Next up in Jeff's six-part WMI series, he demonstrates how to call up WMI methods.

Tech-Ed: Let's (Third) Party!

Independent software vendors have long been the life of Microsoft's party by producing products that fill in the gaps Redmond leaves open. For Tech•Ed North America 2009, we celebrate third-party vendors and preview what they'll be announcing and demonstrating at the show.

Group Therapy

Monitoring local group members doesn't always have to be difficult, as this PowerShell script shows.

Prof. Powershell: Provider Peek

PSDrives work like real drives, only differently. Here's how to work with these PSProviders in PowerShell.

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.

Prof. PowerShell: COM-munication

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

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.

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.

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.

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