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  • Blog Post: 2014 Honorary Scripting Guys Announced

    Summary : The Honorary Scripting Guys for 2014 are announced. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have been pretty busy, with missing work because of my ear surgery and the holidays and all, so I enlisted the help of the Scripting Wife, Teresa, to write the latest Honorary Scripting Guys...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Work with Active Directory Date Fields

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to work with Active Directory date fields. How can I Use Windows PowerShell to work with date fields in Active Directory? Try the following techniques: # Password last set within the last 30 days? $pwdLastSet = Get-ADUser Administrator -Properties pwdLastSet...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find if User Is Nested Group Member

    Summary : U se Windows PowerShell to find if a user is a nested member of a particular group. How can I use Windows PowerShell to quickly find if a user is a nested member of a particular group, for example, Domain Admins? Use the -RecursiveMatch LDAP filter operator: Get-ADUser -Filter 'memberOf...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory Week: Stale Object Cleanup Guidance—Part 2

    Summary : Scripting tips for cleaning up stale Active Directory accounts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we continue our series about Active Directory PowerShell by Ashley McGlone. Before you begin, you might enjoy reading these posts from the series: Get Started with Active...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get List of FSMO Role Holders

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to get a list of FSMO role holders in Active Directory. I use NETDOM QUERY FSMO to list my domain controllers that hold the FSMO roles, but can I do it with Windows PowerShell? As usual, there is more than one way to do most things in Windows PowerShell, but here...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get Inactive Active Directory Accounts

    Summary : U se Windows PowerShell to get a report of inactive Active Directory accounts. How can I use Windows PowerShell to get a report of inactive Active Directory accounts? The Search-ADAccount cmdlet has a number of parameters and switches to help identify stale accounts: ...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: The Best Ways to Learn PowerShell

    Summary : PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about the best ways to learn Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest post by Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, aka The Scripting Wife. I asked her to talk a little bit about how one goes about learning...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Predictions for 2015

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Don Jones, provides predictions for 2015. Don Jones here. from PowerShell.org and Pluralsight. The Scripting Guy asked me to have another stab at predicting what’s in store for Windows PowerShell in 2015, so without further ado… Folks will realize...
  • Blog Post: 2014: A PowerShell Year in Perspective

    Summary : Richard Siddaway discusses the growth of Windows PowerShell in 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway looks at the world of Windows PowerShell in 2014... The Scripting Guy asked me if I’d like...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: What Should You Learn in 2015?

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, makes a recommendation for 2015. What Windows PowerShell topic should I learn in 2015? Desired State Configuration (DSC). Note Today's PowerTip was supplied by Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway.
  • Blog Post: Top Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog Posts for 2014

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about the top Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts for 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we feature Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, aka The Scripting Wife. Hello everyone, I did a little...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Resources for Learning PowerShell

    Summary : Learn about resources to help you learn about Windows PowerShell. What do you recommend for online resources to learn about Windows PowerShell and find answers and help for script issues. The Script Center is the landing page to start. From there, you can go to the Script Center Repository...
  • Blog Post: Top PowerShell Scripts of 2014

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about the top Windows PowerShell scripts of 2014 in the Script Center Script Repository. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, also known as "The Scripting Wife" is here today to tell us...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Find PowerShell User Groups

    Summary : Learn how to easily find Windows PowerShell user groups. Where can I find information about which cities have Windows PowerShell user groups? There are two locations: User Groups on PowerShell.org PowerShell Community Groups Also feel free to contact me directly...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 7

    Summary : The future shapes up for Oliver, and he plays with a new string feature in Windows PowerShell. Note This is the final post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #7

    Summary : Remember the name of the first holiday tune on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog? What was the very first holiday tune done on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog? You'll find the answer at the bottom of this post... And here is the answer for the PowerTrivia #6 question: What is the title...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 6

    Summary : Oliver manages Azure and Office 365 with Windows PowerShell and discovers how to store credentials securely. Note This is the sixth post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #6

    Summary : Simmer your minds with thoughts of past Scripting Guys holiday specials. What is the title of the fourth Scripting Guys holiday special, which seemed to last an incredibly long night? Think you know the answer? Verify by looking at this surprise post ...or stay tuned. The answer will...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 5

    Summary : Oliver joins an enterprise environment and introduces Windows PowerShell to DevOps. Note This is the fifth post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 3 ...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #5

    Summary : Remember this silly song from the second Scripting Guys holiday special? What was the name of the song written for the second Scripting Guys holiday special that suspiciously sounded like gerbils singing? Think you know the answer? Verify by listening to this little parody ...or stay...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 4

    Summary : Oliver’s true challenges begin and he discovers built-in Windows PowerShell scripts. Note This is the fourth post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #4

    Summary : Remember those wonderful people from the third Scripting Guys holiday special? Who were the two main characters in the third Scripting Guys holiday special, It’s a Wonderful Shell ? Think you know the answer? Verify by reading It’s a Wonderful Shell—Chapter 1 ...or stay...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 3

    Summary : Oliver finishes computer school, gets his first real job, and uses Windows PowerShell remoting. Note This is the third post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 It is the beginning of a new day...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #3

    Summary : Remember the characters from previous Hey, Scripting Guys! holiday specials? Who were the characters who handled the IT infrastructure in the second Scripting Guys holiday special, How Mr. Finch Learned Scripting ? Think you know the answer? Verify by reading Use PowerShell to Find and...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2

    Summary : Oliver discovers how to easily find data with Windows PowerShell. Note This is the second post in a series. To get started, read Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 . “Would you like fries with that?” How Oliver hated uttering those words daily. He hated going home...