Automation/Scripting


Treat Your Scripts Like Cattle

Standardization will ensure that your code works today, tomorrow and down the road.

Taking Control of Strings in PowerShell

Here's how to format and use strings in your code.

Writing Readable PowerShell Code for Your Future Self (And Others)

Code with aliases and comments may help you to keep your place, but will you remember what it means a couple years down the road?

OpenSSH Supporter Positive on Microsoft's Contribution to the Protocol

Microsoft has made waves in recent history by showing support for OpenSSH, the open source protocol, which adds security around remote server access and file transfers.

How To Manage File Hashes in PowerShell

This will be a technical article introducing file hashes, how to generate hashes with PowerShell and, when copying files, how to use hashes to your advantage to ensure file copies were successful.

'PowerShell for Office 365' Web Portal Released

Microsoft this week has made "PowerShell for Office 365," a new Web resource, available for IT pros.

When To Reinvent the Scripting Wheel

While grabbing premade scripts to solve your current problem is a huge time saver for IT, you're missing out on quite a few things by not doing it yourself.

Reporting on Local Groups in PowerShell

In any environment on your network, you have to be sure you know who had administrator rights on specific systems and also want a way to report on who (accounts or groups) that are a part the local groups on a system.

Writing PowerShell Functions for the Pipeline

Make sure your code is ready for the pipeline with these tips.

Exploring Reference Variables in PowerShell

Even if you've heard of reference variables, their use may still be a mystery.

Managing Local Groups in PowerShell

Here's how to create, add and remove members of a group.

When and Why To Convert a Script into a Function

And when converting, remember that reusing code will save you a ton of time.

Building PowerShell Functions That Support the Pipeline

Here's how to build some universal functions that will survive your environment.

Port Checking Using PowerShell

Check remote ports quickly by using PowerShell and the .NET Framework.

Managing Local User Accounts with PowerShell

Here's how to add, disable and delete accounts.

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