Events happen regularly on a typical Windows computer. It's important for administrators to keep tabs on these events, especially if they affect sensitive information or mission-critical processes.
You can force Pester to return output in XML rather than via the console. Here's how.
How to read, add and modify array elements -- with a few curve balls along the way.
Adam takes a close look at the Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-RestMethod commands.
Windows environment variables give system administrators access to a plethora of information about the operating system. Here are some ways to manage them.
Here's how to quickly figure out what file shares exist on a remote computer, as well as what information is configured on them.
Adam walks through how to proactively monitor an AD group for changes and execute a PowerShell script to take action when that happens.
The GUI is fine if you're only moving a few files, but for larger and more complex migrations, this built-in Windows utility is the way to go.
Windows Server Core is the epitome of Microsoft's shift toward GUI-free. But since you can't beat a good dashboard, here's how to access the GUI remotely.
Since FSMO roles are typically spread out among various domain controllers, it's not always easy to figure out which domain controller holds a particular role. Luckily, we have PowerShell and the AD module to make this task a breeze.
If you manage just a few user accounts, you could get by with AD Users and Computers or the AD Administrative Center. But if you're in a large organization, you can use PowerShell to automate the identity management process.
WDS can be set up via the traditional GUI, but what if you're in an enterprise and have a lot of WDS servers to set up? In that case, PowerShell is a great way to automate the process.
When creating automation scripts to discover, add, update or remove records from a remote SQL database, you need to make sure your script can successfully connect to the database.
It's not always the best idea to create Active Directory users from scratch. Your company likely has a standard "template" of attributes that are set for every domain user. So why are you still creating each one by hand?
Setting up a place to store files in the cloud isn't quite as easy as doing it on-prem. That's where Microsoft's Azure Files service comes in.