Automation/Scripting


Exaggerated: Reports of the Windows GUI Death

Don Jones clarifies his earlier statements regarding the pending doom of the GUI in Windows Server OSes -- and yes, death is still in the picture.

PowerShell: An In-Depth Scripting Crash Course

This extended Windows PowerShell column will jump-start your knowledge of this powerful technology.

Is PowerShell Really the Only Future for Windows Admins?

Whether or not the future of Windows administration will be the command line, you're doing yourself a disservice by not at least strongly considering this possibility (and preparing accordingly).

PowerShell 3.0 Available in Windows Management Framework 3.0 CTP

Microsoft last week released a community technology preview version of Windows Management Framework 3.0.

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta Released

Microsoft released a beta of System Center Orchestrator 2012 last week.

Free Utility: Core Configurator for Windows Server 2008

Core Configurator greatly eases the process of deploying Windows Server 2008 in a Server Core environment.

UPDATE: Opalis Now Runs on Windows Server 2008

Microsoft on Monday announced that its Opalis 6.3 software can now run on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, in addition to Windows Server 2003.

Survey: IT Stuck in Manual Mode Despite Active Directory's Promises

According to a recent study, administrators in Windows environments are still doing much of their administrative legwork the old-fashioned way: by hand.

Windows PowerShell Is Not a Scripting Language

Even if you're no longer a hands-on, technical IT practitioner, you've surely got some familiarity with it.

SP1 Arriving This Year for Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft today announced updates to come in Service Pack 1 of Exchange Server 2010.

Windows 7 Resource Kit PowerShell Pack: Pack Some Power in Your Shell

If you've been using Windows PowerShell for a while, hopefully you've discovered how much it can help in day-to-day administration, as well as how easy it is to use.

PowerShell Without the Shell

Quest Software's PowerGUI tool makes it possible to have both Windows PowerShell and a comfortable graphical interface.

Microsoft Updates Azure Provisioning Tool

Microsoft released a new version of its Windows Azure Service Management (WASM) Cmdlets for PowerShell last week.

Network Navigator

Automation Anywhere Server is a solid network-automation product.

Easy Quota Reporting

Microsoft's quota service has its limitations, but you can't beat the price (free).

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