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Investigating File Signatures Using PowerShell

Looking at the signature of a file quickly lets you know whether that file is really what it claims to be. Here's how to tap PowerShell to figure out the file signature.

Checking for a Locked File Using PowerShell

We've all been there: We start to work on a file that we think is available, only to find out that it's already opened and in use, meaning we have to wait until whatever process currently using the file has released its lock on it.

Use PowerShell To Work with a Network Adapter

If PowerShell isn't already your go-to tool for reviewing your NIC configuration, it should be.

Getting Started with Word Using PowerShell

Here's how to automate building a document in Microsoft Word. Clippy not required.

Using PowerShell To Work with the DNS Client

Replace your legacy ipconfig switches with these cmdlets in the DNSClient module.

Performing Joins and Splits in PowerShell

Here's how to make your data more useful -- or even just more presentable -- using the Join and Split operators and the Split method.

Find Data in Excel Using PowerShell

For those times when converting Excel files to .CSV just doesn't make sense.

Organizing Your PowerShell Code Using Regions

If you want to group parts of your code for debugging purposes or simple readability, the PowerShell ISE has the answer.

Talking Through PowerShell

Boe shows you how to write scripts using the built-in voices on your computer. Just make sure you've got your headphones on.

Regular Expressions I Use with PowerShell

From validating IP addresses to phone numbers, these are some of the handiest expressions in Boe's PowerShell toolbox. What are yours?

Working with Performance Counters in PowerShell

The PerfMon tool has a lot troubleshooting advantages going for it, but its interface isn't necessarily one of them. Here's an alternative.

Viewing Your Drive Information with PowerShell

Using Windows Management Instrumentation makes it easy to pull information about the drives on your system or remote systems. Here's how.

How To Do Math with PowerShell

PowerShell is more than just scripting and automation. Given the right functions, you can also use it to solve numerical equations -- from the simple to the complex. Here's how.

Working with Database Users and Roles Using PowerShell

While we've covered how to add users to the database, let's take it one step further and designate specific roles.

Creating a SQL Server Login Using PowerShell and SMO

PowerShell helps us to turn the time-intensive process of creating new users into a quick and easy task.

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