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The GoateePFE Active Directory PowerShell Link Fest

Summer Time! Hi folks. It’s vacation time, so I’m going to keep it short today.  This summer I am taking my family to Seattle on vacation. I’ve been there more times that I can count, but this time the family will get to see all of the sights for themselves rather than looking at pictures…

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COPUG – Central Ohio PowerShell User Group – September 29 – Special guest Matt Hester

Join us on September 29th as we welcome Matt Hester.  About Matt: Microsoft Senior IT Pro Evangelist for the Heartland District TechNet Blog Co-host of the Talk TechNet show Co-author of Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 Meeting Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 18:30 – 20:00 Location: Platform Lab 1275 Kinnear…

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PowerShell v3 preview download available

Here is your chance to preview the next release of PowerShell and offer feedback before it gets baked for release.  As with any dogfood software don’t put it on your primary machine. Announcement here:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2011/09/20/windows-management-framework-3-0-community-technology-preview-ctp-1-available-for-download.aspx Download here:  Windows Management Framework 3.0 – Community Technology Preview (CTP) #1 Windows Management Framework 3.0 CTP1 makes some updated…

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Getting Started with PowerShell Core on Windows, Mac, and Linux

This is deeper than Coke vs. Pepsi or Ford vs. Chevy. We are breaking down the barriers. Cats and dogs living together. Are you ready for this? This month I posted over on the PowerShell team blog about my recent experiences with PowerShell on Linux and Mac. It is a ton of fun. Check out…

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Gnarly Innards: How to live debug PowerShell DSC configurations without using Enable-DSCDebug

The Problem Have you ever needed to debug a PowerShell Desired State Configuration that appeared to be hanging when it was applying? At that point it’s a little too late to run Enable-DscDebug. Here’s how to debug it anyway… The Solution On the box applying the active configuration you can see the LCM is busy….

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Free Downloads: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Quick Reference Guides

Hey folks.  In case you missed it PowerShell Magazine created some handy guides for getting started with the new PowerShell v3 features.  We posted them here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30002 “Quickly learn tips, shortcuts, and common operations in the new Windows Powershell 3.0, Windows PowerShell Workflow, Windows PowerShell ISE, Windows PowerShell Web Access, Server Manager for Windows Server…

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Let's meet up in North Carolina Monday evening (8/10)

This is a quick announcement that I'll be in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina this coming Monday night, August 10th. I'll be speaking on one of my favorite topics (Active Directory PowerShell) at the Research Triangle PowerShell User Group. Find out more information here. Hope to see you there!

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Configuring Active Directory with PowerShell DSC and the New xADRecycleBin Resource

Active Directory and PowerShell DSC Today’s post is the second in a series on using PowerShell DSC with Active Directory. We will demonstrate configuring the AD Recycle Bin and domain trusts with PowerShell Desired State Configuration. As a bonus we will throw in a registry key for some special logging on the domain controller. Continuing…

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Let’s meet up! GoateePFE Speaking Schedule March/April 2016

Hi folks. Quick checkpoint here to let you know where we can meet up on the road. I’ll be presenting at three events in March and April. Hope to see you there. These events are a great way to grow your skills and your career. It’s not too late to register for the Florida or…

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