Report and Edit AD Site Links From PowerShell (Turbo Your AD Replication)

AD Replication in TRON terms “The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships, motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see. And then, one day… I got in!” (Kevin Flynn,…


Do Over: SID History One-Liner

Wouldn’t you know it.  The very same day I posted the SID history script I found a shorter way to do it.  I’m calling a “do over”. I love the email tip-of-the-day.  On that particular day the tip was how to use the ExpandProperty switch on the Select-Object cmdlet.  This was new for me,…


Using PowerShell to resolve Token Size issues caused by SID history

Update:  To see all articles in this series click here.   No matter how bad he wants to an elephant simply cannot drive a Volkswagen.  He just won’t fit in that space.  People can drive VWs, because that is who the VW was designed to accommodate.  There is nothing worse than frustrated elephants.  What does…


PowerShell Remoting Exposed: How To Command Your Minions

We have many words to describe those who do the boss’s dirty work:  minion, henchman, and toadie.  My personal favorite is “toadie”, as referenced in A Christmas Story.  You can tour the house just outside of Cleveland, Ohio.  Of course I got my picture taken with the leg lamp. “So what does ‘toadie’ have to…


Free Springboard Microsoft Event In A City Near You

Microsoft is back in the US for another Springboard Series Tour! May 2 – Toronto | May 4 – Detroit | May 6 – Chicago | May 9 – Indianapolis | May 11 – Dallas | May 13 – Columbus The Springboard Series Tour is back! This 6 city tour brings the top product…


Update available for PowerShell Get-Help cmdlet

Now Get-Help goes to the next level.  I don’t know why they waited so long to add this. You have already installed the update for Get-Help.  It was delivered via Windows Update several months ago.  I could post the usual links and long-winded explanation, but instead I’ve attached a short script that will demo the new…


The 2011 Scripting Games Begin on April 4th!

Find all the details here: Go ahead.  You can’t win if you don’t play.  This is a great opportunity to sharpen your skills for fun even if you chose not to compete. Grab this badge here!


Consolidate All AD Empty Sites Into A Single SiteLink Using PowerShell

Do you have a large Active Directory site topology with many empty sites?  If so, this post is for you. Empty sites are AD sites without a domain controller.  These sites are used to support AD site-aware applications like SCCM and DFS where clients get local site referrals. Recently I encountered a customer with over…


Finally! Copy and merge GPOs! PowerShell saves the day!

UPDATE This script has been updated here.   The Problem I wish I had this script five years ago.  At the time I was searching for a way to combine or merge GPOs, but there simply wasn’t a way to do it.  And today there still isn’t a way to do it… until POWERSHELL!  Almost…