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  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Test Connectivity on Remote Servers

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy talks about using Windows PowerShell to test connectivity after a network configuration change. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It seems that there are always good news/bad news types of scenarios. After months of trying to obtain faster Internet connectivity...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Troubleshoot Active Directory Integrated DNS

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about troubleshooting the status of Active Directory integrated DNS servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The first ever PowerShell Saturday that was held in Columbus, Ohio was a tremendous success. It was really great to see people...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use a Free PowerShell Module to Ease DNS Administration

    Summary: Learn how to use a free Windows PowerShell module to ease administration of Windows DNS. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I have been talking to Chris Dent for several months now, and I finally convinced him to write a guest blog for me. Guest blogger, Chris Dent, is with us...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Create DNS Mail Exchanger (MX) Records and Have a Text File Generated to Show What Was Created?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! We are adding some new Exchange Servers to our messaging infrastructure, and I want to create some new MX (Mail Exchanger) records in DNS. I do not want to to create these records manually because carpal tunnel is not my friend and manual creation tends to introduce errors. I like...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Do I Create a New DNS Zone?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to create several new zones in DNS, and I do not want to waste time working through the GUI wizard. I mean, real network administrators do not use wizards. In the old days, this was easy: I’d just edit a .dns file and I’d be done. But with Active Directory integrated stuff...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Configure Static IP and DNS Settings

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to set the static IP and DNS addresses on a server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things about computers is that you never get bored. At least for me this is true. For example,...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Do I Check Host Name Records?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! We are having name resolution issues at work. It is so bad that when my wife calls me, the guy in the other cube gets the call. This manifests itself in concrete ways as well. Opening Office Outlook seems to take forever; going to internal Web sites takes a long time; trying to connect...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Clear the Client DNS Cache on Workstations

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to clear the client DNS cache on workstations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I love about Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8 is the number of cmdlets available. These cmdlets make...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Do I Query and Retrieve DNS Information?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I know I can use the DNS WMI provider and query a DNS server. But what if I am not using a Microsoft DNS server? Or what if I do not have admin rights on the DNS server? What happens then? I really do not want to resort to parsing the output from NSLookup. Can you hook me up? - BP...
  • Blog Post: Manage DNS in a Windows Environment by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Manage DNS in a Windows environment by using Windows PowerShell. Guest Blogger Richard Siddaway shows how to do it in a simple and effective manner.   Hey, Scripting Guy! What can I do with Windows PowerShell to manage my DNS infrastructure? -- RS   Hello RS, Microsoft Scripting Guy...