PowerShell Summit North America 2014

I know this post is a little late, but I wanted to offer some helpful information that I picked up at the PowerShell Summit last month.  This post is packed with links to keep you surfing high-value PowerShell content for days. Community This was a true “community” experience.  After the first day I had accumulated…

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Career Tip: The Power of a Niche

Editorial Today as I often do when on the road I listened to a podcast during my morning routine before work.  This is a great way for me to stay up-to-date on news and trends.  My phone has a number of personal and professional podcasts queued for whenever I find an opportunity to listen.  Much…

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Oh Snap! Active Directory Attribute Recovery With PowerShell

The Problem Have you ever had to repopulate a batch of corrupted attributes for a large set of Active Directory objects? (Think Exchange or Lync, for example.) The Active Directory Recycle Bin is great for recovering deleted objects, but it will not help with corrupted objects. Authoritative restore is the textbook option, but there is…

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PowerShell to Find Where Your Active Directory Groups Are Used On File Shares

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Enjoy some PowerShell limericks here.  Download today’s script from the TechNet Script Gallery. Where are my AD groups used? Today's post gives you a script to crawl your file shares and document the AD users and groups referenced in NTFS permissions.  I’m sure others have published similar scripts, but I want…

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Using PowerShell to Find Stale and Duplicate Active Directory Groups

PowerShell… “My mop!” One of the undisputed greatest movies of all time was UHF in 1989.  Stanley Spadowski and his mop were an amazing force for good.  He gave us all an important life lesson… “Life is like a mop.  Sometimes it gets dirty, and you have to clean it out.” I have often told…

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PowerShell Saturday 007 Charlotte: From Cmdlets to Scripts to PowerShell Hero

PowerShell Saturday 007 Today I am spending time with passionate PowerShell people in Charlotte.  This is a blast!  Greetings to: Ed Wilson @ScriptingGuys Theresa Wilson @ScriptingWife Glenn Sizemore @GlnSize Jim Christopher @Beefarino Brian Wilhite @BWilhite1979 And many more… For those in my sessions… nice to meet y’all! Session Description Tired of copying and pasting scripts…

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Use PowerShell to Find Windows XP Computers Still Alive in Your Active Directory Domain

PS PSA – PowerShell Public Service Announcement Usually I like to offer deep technical content on the blog, but today I’m going to keep it simple. Everyone should be keenly aware that Windows XP support officially ends on April 8, 2014. Many companies are migrating from Windows XP and need a quick script to check…

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