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,…

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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 PowerShell.com 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,…

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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…

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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…

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Free Springboard Microsoft Event In A City Near You

Microsoft is back in the US for another Springboard Series Tour! www.springboardseriestour.com 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…

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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…

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The 2011 Scripting Games Begin on April 4th!

Find all the details here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/02/19/2011-scripting-games-all-links-on-one-page.aspx 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!

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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…

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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…

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