Automation/Scripting


How To Create Progress Bars in PowerShell

When automating a ton of tasks, creating a visual cue on the activate is helpful in knowing that things are running smoothly.

Automate WSUS Using the PowerShell UpdateServices Module

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) allows Windows administrators to quickly and easily manage the rollout of updates to your clients and servers in your environment.

PowerShell Module Browser Site Now Live

Microsoft earlier this month has made live its new "PowerShell Module Browser," a Web search page for finding PowerShell scripts and information, the company announced.

Leverage BITS for File Transfers with PowerShell

Background Intelligent Transfer Service is a useful tool for transferring large files or transferring to a system with connectivity issues.

Gathering Installed Software Using PowerShell

There's two ways to accomplish this task: the wrong way and the right way. Here's how to do both.

PowerShell 2.0 Support Ending with Next Major Windows 10 Update

With the release of Windows 10 "fall creators update," targeted to arrive in September or October, Windows PowerShell 2.0 will no longer be officially supported.

How To Save and Read Sensitive Data with PowerShell

If you deal with private data, automate how you access it with this handy tip.

Microsoft To Focus on PowerShell Core over PowerShell 6.0 Moving Forward

Microsoft will prioritize and advocate for the use of PowerShell Core over previous versions, the company recently announced.

Creating Shares in Windows Using the SmbShare Module in PowerShell

Just recently, Microsoft has made it a lot easier to create new shares by avoiding cumbersome UI navigation and going straight through PowerShell.

Working with the LocalAccounts Cmdlets in PowerShell v5

A feature that had been in high demand, native local account management, is finally in PowerShell.

Viewing Wireless Networks with PowerShell Legacy Commands

Combining the netch command in PowerShell will allow users to pull up useful information about local wireless networks.

Managing Owners of Files and Folders with PowerShell

Here is how to update the owner permissions on a file that cannot be accessed.

Creating CSV Files with PowerShell

The process is similar to creating any plain text file in PowerShell -- but with a few twists.

Working with Object Types in PowerShell

Understanding what's going on in the background of your code will up your efficiency in PowerShell.

Understanding Debugging Breakpoints in PowerShell

Breakpoints will help in narrowing down where your code has failed.

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