PowerShell How-To


Parsing Command-Line Output with PowerShell

Here's a few ways to control legacy command-line utilities in PowerShell.

How To Run Code Before and After a Pester Test

Instead of injecting your own code, Pester makes it easy to run setup and teardown tasks when creating new PowerShell scripts.

How To Force PowerShell to Wait for Scheduled Tasks

Learning this handy technique will also allow you to add timers to different types of tasks.

Exploring Dot-Sourcing in PowerShell

Dot-sourcing allows for you to keep your functions modular.

Using PowerShell's Calculated Properties

This guide will walk you through changing property names and values for the Select-Object cmdlet.

How To Build a PowerShell Active Directory Sync Tool

If employees have unique identifiers, getting a tool up and running to sink with AD is a cinch.

Working with Recursive Functions in PowerShell

Recursive functions are designed perfectly to manage what could be a hierarchical mess in Active Directory.

How To Create a Simple Pester Test Report in PowerShell

While Pester doesn't generate it's own reports, it does provide data that can be easily formatted.

How To Use the PowerShell Operational Validation Framework

The tool simplifies and keeps you organized when testing.

Best Practices for Designing PowerShell Functions

While not everyone will code the same, here are some of my go-to tips for creating functions.

How To Configure PowerShell's Local Configuration Manager

With multiple ways to accomplish the task, here's how to know the right route to take based on the situation.

How To Implement Dynamic Parameters in Your PowerShell Functions

Choosing the correct input for your functions will save time and energy in the long run.

How To Create PowerShell DSC Class-Based Resources

The latest version of PowerShell allows the resources to be built without crating schema MOF files.

How To Use PowerShell To Write to the Event Log

Keeping close tabs on your script will help to identify potential future errors.

Go Back To School with PowerShell Classes

Classes extends the usefulness of PowerShell for both admins and devs.

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