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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: The Admin’s First Steps: Local Group Membership

    Summary : Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to discover the membership of local groups. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been told I need to check the membership of local groups on all my servers. How...
  • Blog Post: 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...