The Admin’s First Steps: Capacity Planning Part 2

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to store data for capacity planning.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning PowerShell and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell. I’ve been told to start performing capacity planning for my servers, and I am wondering how I can use Windows…


The Admin’s First Steps: Capacity Planning Part 1

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to collect data for capacity planning.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning Windows PowerShell and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell. I’ve been told to start performing capacity planning for my servers and was wondering how I can use Windows…


The Admin’s First Steps: Empty Groups

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to discover Active Directory groups that have no members.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been told I need to audit our Active Directory to discover any empty groups. How can I do that? —TL  Hello TL, Honorary…


The Admin’s First Steps: Discovering Shares

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to discover shares on remote systems.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been asked to discover the shares on some remote servers. How can I do that? —OL  Hello OL, Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today—filling in…


The Admin’s First Steps: Testing Service Health

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to automate health tests across your server estate.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been asked to test the service health on my servers. How can I do that? —GK  Hello GK, Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here…


The Admin’s First Steps: Scan Multiple Event Logs

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to automate scanning event logs across many remote machines.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been asked to test multiple remote machines for a particular event. How can I do that? —CV  Hello CV, Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard…


The Admin’s First Steps: Documenting Servers

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to automate the creation of your server documentation.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning Windows PowerShell, and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell. But what can I use it for in my environment to make my job easier? Can you…