Automation/Scripting


PowerShell Trend Reporting, Part 3: Excel and Word Reports

You have the data. Now turn it into a readable report.

PowerShell Trend Reporting, Part 2: Send and Receive SQL Server Data

Here's how to track the data pulled from a query.

PowerShell Trend Reporting, Part 1: Data Gathering

The first step to get an accurate view is to get the most current data.

Managing Services Part 3: Updating the Password for a Service Account in PowerShell

Here's how to use PowerShell to change a service account password that may be shared by multiple users.

How To Use PowerShell's $PsBoundParameters Variable

Here's how to use this automatic variable to write cleaner code.

Make Your PowerShell Scripts Talk Back

Being able to receive real-time feedback as you work is a huge factor in writing script that won't break.

How To Write Better PowerShell Scripts

As with most things, approaching it with a sound plan will save you time and effort.

Managing Services, Part 2: Working with Service States

Here's how to easily turn on and off services in PowerShell.

Managing Services, Part 1: Investigating Service Information Using PowerShell

Here's a few different ways to finding services info through PowerShell.

Scrutinizing Old PowerShell Script

Periodically taking a look at your old work will give you an appreciation for how far you've come.

How To Deploy PowerShell in an Enterprise Environment

Here's how to streamline the process, even when multiple machines are running multiple OSes.

Back Up Certificates Using PowerShell

Here's a couple different ways to get the job done.

Adding a Certificate to a Store Using PowerShell

Of course you could accomplish this outside of PowerShell, but why would you want to?

How To Scan for Expiring Certificates in PowerShell

PowerShell remoting will allow you to locate the expiring certs before they cause your Web site to go down.

Test PowerShell DSC Module for Exchange 2013 Released

Microsoft earlier in the month released a test solution for managing Exchange Server 2013 configurations.

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