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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Big Downloads With PowerShell

Personally I do not trust some of the popular 3rd party tools used for big downloads given the nepharious nature of the content people usually download with them.  That leads me to believe that the creators of such tools may not be entirely trustworthy, so I would prefer not to install those tools on my machines. …

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PowerShell to automatically create all AD hub-to-spoke site links

So you’ve just finished creating all of the sites in your AD forest, or you’ve chosen to rebuild your site link topology.  You want to create a simple hub-and-spoke site link topology.  You dread all the clicks it will take to create each site link, type the name, and add the member sites.  Enter today’s…

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PowerShell Script To Combine DNS Zones

Have you ever wanted to consolidate or merge duplicate primary DNS zones?  This is a common scenario that I find, and usually it is related to reverse zones.  This script functionality is similar to the DNSExporter tool, but it is much simpler to use.  See the script for syntax and notes. # —————————————————————————– # Copy-DNSZone…

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