Write TargetResource Functions for PowerShell DSC

Summary: Guest blogger and Microsoft PFE, Jason Walker, talks about writing Get, Set, and Test TargetResource functions for DSC. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Microsoft PFE and Honorary Scripting Guy, Jason Walker, is back with us today for Part 2 of his two-part series. Yesterday in Anatomy of a PowerShell DSC Resource, I…


Anatomy of a PowerShell DSC Resource

Summary: Guest blogger and Microsoft PFE, Jason Walker, talks about the anatomy of a Windows PowerShell DSC resource. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is Part 1 of a two-part series written by Microsoft PFE and Honorary Scripting Guy, Jason Walker. The majority of my "PowerShelling" lately has been around Desired State Configuration…


Use the PowerShell AD Provider to Modify User Attributes

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell Active Directory module provider to modify user attributes in AD DS.  Hey, Scripting Guy! Just searching for users, or filtering for them, is not entirely all that useful. For me, I need to be able to make changes based on that search or…


Use PowerShell to Find Non-Default User Properties in AD

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and the Active Directory module provider to find non-default AD DS user properties.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to find information about users such as office location, and phone number that is not returned by the Active Directory module provider by default. How do…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Find Dynamic Parameters

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to discover dynamic parameters for his favorite cmdlets. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I submitted my session for SQL Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia. To be honest, I was not going to do so because it is only two weeks prior to TechEd…