Automation/Scripting


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.

3 Ways To Keep Active Directory Clean with PowerShell

Get rid of unused AD accounts quickly.

How To Validate Parameters in PowerShell

No matter how skilled you are in coding, mistakes can happen. Here's how to spot the errors.

Reporting on Local Accounts Using PowerShell

Keep an eye on user accounts whether you're local or not.

Use PowerShell Parameters Instead of Interactive Prompts

Increase the usage of your code snippets by creating them with a universal approach.

Use PowerShell To Create a Free IPAM Solution

You can buy a third-party tool or service. Or you can do it for free in in PowerShell.

Exploring PowerShell, Part 3: Using Get-Member To Dig into .NET Objects

Rounding out my series on exploring PowerShell is our last stop at checking out Get-Member, which is one of the cmdlets that you should definitely know.

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