PowerShell Pipeline


Automate WSUS Using the PowerShell UpdateServices Module

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) allows Windows administrators to quickly and easily manage the rollout of updates to your clients and servers in your environment.

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.

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.

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.

Working with Object Types in PowerShell

Understanding what's going on in the background of your code will up your efficiency in PowerShell.

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.

Using the ScheduledTasks Module to Audit Tasks in PowerShell

Not only get regular tasks planned for later, but keep tabs on what you have running and when.

Checking the Weather using PowerShell

Get accurate, no fluff weather reports through PowerShell with the use of Web APIs.

Creating a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Using PowerShell

Getting a VM up and running requires just a small amount of time and seven cmdlets.

Checking SQL Best Practices Using the DBATools Module

With the help of this extremely useful PowerShell module, you'll be able to ensure that all your SQL-based servers are optimized.

Exploring Errors in PowerShell

The first step in solving any problem is first learning why the problem occurred in the first place.

Exploring the PipelineVariable Common Parameter in PowerShell

Here's a breakdown of what it can do and how you can use it in conjunction with other custom functions.

Anatomy of a PowerShell Parameter, Part 2: Validation

Continuing the look into parameters, this part will focus specifically on parameter sets and the different ways to validate them.

Anatomy of a PowerShell Parameter, Part 1

Central to your command is a parameter -- a weak parameter will end with a weak script.

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