Automation/Scripting


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.

Measuring Data with PowerShell

With how PowerShell can classify, cut up and organize data, creating custom analysis is a simple task for the Microsoft framework.

How I Test My PowerShell Code

While I've shown you the basics of testing your code in Pester in a previous column, here's how I take those fundamentals to actual code.

Designing Testable PowerShell Code

Keeping in mind that your code will eventually need to pass the Pester test will help when finalizing your scripts.

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