Automation/Scripting


PowerShell 3 Goes With The Flow

PowerShell 3 adds new console redirection operators for streaming pipeline output.

PowerShell 3 Out With WMF 3.0 CTP2

Microsoft released a community technology preview 2 version of Windows Management Framework 3.0 this month, and it included the newest PowerShell.

Start-Process Cmdlet: The Best of Both Worlds

Sometimes the standby command-line or resource kit tools work best. Still, there is a way to use information from those tools with further processing in PowerShell and this command helps.

Alternate Alternate Credentials

Go GUI-less and avoid the Get-Credential cmdlet's dialog with this helpful script for supplying alternative credentials.

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Constant Companion

There's power in defining constants, even in PowerShell. Check out this week's tip.

One-of-a-Kind PowerShell Cmdlets

PowerShell can help you retrieve collections of objects or services, or just a unique subset of information. Let's look at a few cmdlets that can help you narrow your focus.

Start Me Up: Scripting a Logon with PowerShell

I advise against it. But if you must use a logon script to authenticate, here's how to get it done with PowerShell.

Pick Up the Pieces with the Split, Join Operators

PowerShell's object nature is fine most of the time, but sometimes we need to dig deep and use the Split and Join operators to break apart strings and put them back together again.

Touch Me, Baby (with Set-ItemProperty, of course)

Here's a way to get beyond the usual looking into file properties and time stamps and start changing them.

PowerShell vNext is vBest

Three good reasons to like the next version of PowerShell.

Reaching Your Breaking Point with PowerShell

Debug the longer PowerShell scripts by inserting breakpoints -- and some choice PowerShell cmdlets -- that will help you see how scripts are processing information along the way.

PowerShell 3.0 Available in Windows Management Framework 3.0 CTP

Microsoft last week released a community technology preview version of Windows Management Framework 3.0.

Nosing Around Network Adapters in PowerShell

The Get-WMIObject cmdlet will have you sniffing out what's on your network in no time. Here's how.

A Faster Get-Content Cmdlet

Some tricks for using the Get-Content cmdlet that will have you retrieving content in less than no time.

Who Are You? Or, Slipping By the Get-Credential Cmdlet

Get past the Get-Credential cmdlet security pop-up with this nifty trick that automatically enters credentials as needed.

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