In the August issue of TechNet Magazine, Don Jones shows you how Windows PowerShell can help you write scripts that act against multiple remote computers. You could use WMI, but Windows PowerShell is better suited to batch operations thanks to its basis in objects and its ability to work directly with groups or collections of objects.

If you missed it, in the July issue of TechNet Magazine Don discussed the Windows PowerShell pipeline, which lets you pass a stream of objects from one cmdlet to another, refining that set of objects along the way. Your own scripts can also take advantage of the pipeline, and the concepts explained here form the basis of many solutions, including this month's topic.

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Happy scripting!

Terrence Dorsey