Automation/Scripting


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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