Automation/Scripting


How To Build a Better PowerShell Test-Connection Function with Proxy Commands

It's easier to modify an existing cmdlet to your needs than writing one from scratch.

How To Automatically Run PowerShell Scripts at a Scheduled Time

The trick is to getting your run prompt to run correctly in the Windows Task Scheduler.

Microsoft Adds Windows Update to Server Management Tools

Microsoft has added Windows Update to its emerging Server Management Tools, which are currently available at the preview stage.

How To Find Nested Active Directory Group Memberships in PowerShell

Find the actual number of users in a group by locating those that may be hard to find in a hidden subgroup.

Windows PowerShell 5.0 Expected To Add Improved Security

Microsoft is planning to deliver its Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version by the end of this month, which also will bring PowerShell 5.0 with it.

How To Create Azure Storage Blobs in PowerShell

Upload and transfer files to the Azure cloud in a few easy steps.

How To Use PowerShell's Desired State Configuration To Configure Nano Server

Because the forthcoming Microsoft Nano Server doesn't have a GUI, here's how to create configuration scripts with the built-in Desired State Configuration in Windows PowerShell.

How To Connect to Microsoft Azure with PowerShell

Bypassing the Azure Portal and going straight to PowerShell will provide you with more options for managing Microsoft's cloud.

How To Use PowerShell To Manage System Services

Being able to call up specific variables is key in narrowing down a large data set.

How To Create a For Each Loop in PowerShell

Manage and display specific services with this cmdlet.

Managing Active Directory with PowerShell Cmdlets

Here's a breakdown of some helpful cmdlets to get you up and running.

Microsoft Delivers PowerShell 5.0 in Windows Management Framework Preview Release

Microsoft released a "production preview" of its Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 solution yesterday.

How To Run PowerShell Commands Against a Remote VM

Here's a look at the Invoke-Command cmdlet and how it will be extended in Windows Server 2016.

How To Back Up Active Directory System States

Why use third-party tools when all you need to get the job done can be found in Windows?

SSH Communications Security Sees Microsoft as 'Welcome' Contributor to OpenSSH

The OpenSSH protocol goes way back, but it's recently been making the news.

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