Goatee PFE

Blog of Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Ashley McGlone featuring PowerShell scripts for Active Directory.

January, 2013

I hope to meet you at

PowerShell Summit North America 2014
  • Called Out: From 2012 to 2013

    Departing from the usual scripting today's post is a reflection on 2012 and a look ahead at goals for 2013.  The overall theme today is the Heroes To Mentors vision we have embraced within Microsoft PFE.

  • 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 us have relied on trusty command line utilities like PING, IPCONFIG, and REPADMIN. Some of us are still hanging on to those instead of embracing the brave new world of PowerShell.

    In an effort to assist with the transition and to introduce some of the cool new cmdlets in PowerShell v3 I have created a free reference guide showing how the old meets the new. For example, instead of PING try the PowerShell cmdlet Test-Connection, instead of NSLOOKUP use Resolve-DNSName, instead of GPUPDATE use Invoke-GPUpdate.

    The guide attached at the bottom of this blog post contains four packed pages of PowerShell pleasure for your perusing.