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IT Administration


Breaking Down PowerShell's Scope

The Prof. PowerShell visits a beginner topic that many could use a brush-up on.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Defragmentation

Applies to the "Maintaining the Active Directory environment" objective of Exam 70-640.

PowerShell Command History Lesson Part 1

While you can't easily retrieve another user's command history, here's an alternative to getting the info you need.

SQL Server 2014 Ready for April 1 Release

Ahead of its April 1 release, SQL Server 2014 hit its RTM milestone this week.

Required Scripting Parameters in PowerShell

Make sure the a unsupported script stops at the beginning instead of failing at a later point in time.

PowerShell Objects in a Pipeline

Prof. Powershell demonstrates how to expand in PowerShell to locate objects.



Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2 Forest Trust

Applies to the "Configuring the Active Directory Infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-640.

Active Directory Schema Extension for Windows Azure Previewed

A new custom schema extension capability for the Windows Azure Active Directory identity management service has been released by Microsoft.

Tip of the ISE-berg

Here's some of Prof. PowerShell's top Integrated Script Editor tricks.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Configuration

Applies to the "Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory" objective of Exam 70-640.

Pop Quiz: Windows 7 Operating System Updates

Applies to the “Understanding operating system maintenance” objective of Exam 98-349.

I'm Into That: Automation Tasks in PowerShell

It's easy to get confused when testing whether something is "in" something else or "contains" something else. Prof. PowerShell is here to clear some of the confusion.

Add a Progress Bar to a Graphical Status Box in PowerShell

Jeffrey Hicks shows you how to build on the code from a previous lesson to add a progress bar to your status box.

SQL Server 2012 SP2 Arriving Sometime in 2014

Microsoft said that Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2012 will be released "later this year."

PowerShell's Write-Progress Explored

Jeffery Hicks breaks down how to use the Write-Progress cmdlet.

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