Automation/Scripting


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.

Best Configuration Manager Queries

Readers share their tried-and-true SCCM queries.

Automation Nation

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

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.

CTP2 of Windows PowerShell V2 Released

Microsoft issued the second community technology preview of its scripting and management tool for servers using Windows operating systems.

Wagging the Finger

Admins need to wean themselves from the GUI and embrace the command line.

Showstopper

It's Windows PowerShell to the rescue, as Mr. Roboto looks for a way to see what services need restarting.

Drilling for Files

This free utility can handle most of your file-management jobs.

Dive Deep with SubInACL

Need to change a security permission? Mr. Roboto has the command-line tool you'll need.

VMware Moves to Automation

One of the great things about virtualization is that it makes it incredibly easy to add a new server -- or 10, or 100 new servers.

Microsoft To Release Critical Patches for Vista, XP, Office, IE, Visual Basic

Redmond's February patch release is slated to roll out 12 security fixes -- seven rated "Critical," and five deemed "Important."

Get Answers to Your Storage Questions

Need help managing your file server storage? Check out Mr. Roboto's PowerShell functions.

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