Automation/Scripting


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.

How To Manage Windows File Shares with PowerShell

This automation of a commonly practiced task will end up saving you quite some time in the long run.

What Is Dot-Sourcing in PowerShell?

Dot-sourcing allows you keep everything modular when adding additional scripts.

Working with Arrays in PowerShell

Learning how an array stores an object will help in using them in your code.

Checking the Weather using PowerShell

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

PowerShell Desired State Configuration Reporting Module Now Available

Microsoft's new Windows PowerShell module that adds reporting tools for Windows OS maintained using Desired State Configuration (DSC) is now available for download.

Using PowerShell Test Case Code with Pester

When testing multiple scenarios to a single test, try this option.

Multifactor Authentication Added to Hybrid Exchange PowerShell Tool

IT pros managing Exchange Server and Exchange Online accounts via remote PowerShell now have the ability to protect those sessions with multifactor authentication.

How To Submit Your First Module to the PowerShell Gallery

Uploading your modules to the gallery will help with distribution headaches and allow for valuable feedback to come your way.

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.

PowerShell Development with Visual Studio Code

You can be up and running with Microsoft's VS Code with the installation of a few PowerShell-specific extensions.

Parsing Command-Line Output with PowerShell

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

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.

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.

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