Automation/Scripting


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.

Lessons in Logic

How to use an IF construct in a PowerShell script.

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.

The World's Best Configuration Manager Queries: Part II

Readers submit more of their prized queries for everything from checking maintenance windows to deploying software.

Automation Nation

IT workflow-automation products could be the key to accelerating your day-to-day IT tasks and helping you build IT processes.

Best Configuration Manager Queries

Readers share their tried-and-true SCCM queries.

Microsoft Releases 7 Patches, 3 Critical

Microsoft released seven patches for its June rollout of security fixes. As expected, three are labeled "critical," three "important" and one "moderate."

Tech-Ed: Gates' Farewell to Developers Focuses on Silverlight, Velocity, Oslo

Microsoft's founder and chairman kicked off Tech-Ed with a keynote that took an opportunity to look back, as well as provided a glimpse into the future.

Process Automation for the People

Automating IT processes can help keep your staff focused on critical tasks, but starting a project involves inherently complex decisions.

Showstopper: Round Two

These routines take last month's tool a few steps further.

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