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Ed Wilson is coming to Columbus, Ohio!

Hey folks, The Microsoft Hey Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is coming to Columbus, Ohio on July 21st from 6:30PM to 8:00PM  to speak at the Central Ohio PowerShell Users Group. Find the full details here:  http://powershellgroup.org/content/july-central-ohio-powershell-users-group-location-change  See you there! Ashley

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Rip off the bandaid with PowerShell (Using bitwise LDAP filters to search and destroy manual server connection objects)

AD Replication Bandaids The worst part of a bandaid is ripping it off.  The cure is worse than the problem.  The only thing worse than a bandaid is surgical tape, especially when… never mind. Do you have any bandaids in your AD replication?  You know… those manual server connection objects.  That’s where admins try to…

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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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