Understanding and Using PowerShell Profiles

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about understanding and using Windows PowerShell profiles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I thought I would provide another excerpt from my new Microsoft Press book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, which is available for pre-order now. Today’s excerpt is from the chapter on Windows…


PowerTip: Find PowerShell Active Directory cmdlets

Summary: Find all of the Windows PowerShell Active Directory Domain Services cmdlets.  How can I find all of the Windows PowerShell Active Directory cmdlets?  On a domain controller, or a computer that has the Remote Server Admin tools (RSAT) installed, import the ActiveDirectory module (using Import-Module, where ipmo is the alias), and then use the Get-command…

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Use PowerShell to Deploy a New Active Directory Forest

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to deploy a new Active Directory forest. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I thought I would provide another excerpt from my new Microsoft Press book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, which is available for pre-order now. Today’s excerpt is from…

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PowerTip: Find All of the One-Letter PowerShell Aliases

Summary: See how to find all of the Windows PowerShell aliases that use a single letter.  How can I find all of the Windows PowerShell aliases that use a single letter?  Use the single wildcard character with the Get-Alias cmdlet, as shown here, where gal is an alias for the Get-Alias cmdlet. gal ?  


PowerShell Workflows: Restrictions

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway talks about restrictions on Windows PowerShell workflows. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the second in a series of guest blog posts written by Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway dealing with Windows PowerShell workflow. Note   The first article, PowerShell Workflows: The Basics, introduced the basic concepts of…


PowerTip: Get-Community Help

Summary: Use Twitter to get Windows PowerShell Help.  How can I quickly get help to a Windows PowerShell problem?  According to Matthew Moore, a member of the Atlanta Windows PowerShell user group, use the #PowerShell tag and ask your question on Twitter—answers often arrive within minutes.  


New Year’s PowerShell Predictions for 2013

Summary: Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP (and honorary Scripting Guy) Don Jones makes his Windows PowerShell predictions for the New Year.  Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. A couple of years ago, I had this bright idea—I would make Windows PowerShell predictions for the New Year. Now, to be fair, I deliberately chose a non-product…