How To Use The 2012 Active Directory PowerShell Cmdlets From Windows 7

Antique Tools? The Windows Server 2012 Active Directory PowerShell module has some handy new cmdlets.  However, many IT shops struggle to stay current on the latest operating system releases due to a variety of issues (budget, resources, compatibility, etc.). They desperately want to use the latest features, but their deployment standards have not caught up…


Touch-Free PowerShell DCPROMO in Windows Server 2012

DCPROMO Keeping You Up At Night? Do you schedule DCPROMO activities for the weekend?  After hours?  Middle of the night?  I remember those days.  Often it was hard to get in the right frame of mind to think through all of the exact procedural steps during those late night change controls.  It was always good…


How to do PowerShell on your phone

Even Spiderman would envy this web action. Today we’re going to walk through setting up a portable PowerShell v3 Web Access demo. Using this demo guide you can explore PowerShell from any web-capable device: your phone, your tablet, or your Raspberry Pi.  The links in this post will guide you to all of the key…


Free Download: CMD to PowerShell Guide for AD

New Years Resolution Hi folks. It’s your friendly, neighborhood PFE again. In order to avoid the long lines to buy a treadmill the first week of January I thought I would save you some time and give you an easier New Years Resolution… Learn PowerShell. It’s time to part with “blankie”. For years many of…


DogfoodCon 2012 – Columbus, Ohio

Today I have the privilege of speaking at DogfoodCon 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  My topic is “Active Directory PowerShell Step-By-Step”.  This post includes a download of the slide deck and demo scripts for the session. Here are the resource links that I shared today: RSAT Download for Windows 7 & Windows 8 Active Directory Management…


AD Group History Mystery: PowerShell v3 REPADMIN

I remember back in high school the janitor had this massive ring of keys on his belt.  The keys would jingle with each step as he pushed the broom down the hall.  It was like his own percussion section accompanying the tune he whistled.  So what does this have to do with PowerShell? The Scenario…


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: “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…


Surprise! Windows 8 & Server 2012 Release Preview Is Here!

Fresh off the press today!  Here are the links you need: Server announced here: Client announced here: Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Download Windows 8 Release Preview Download Mine are downloading right now.  What are you waiting for? Enjoy!