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June 18, 2014  2:04 PM

Workflows: 2 Additional reading

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, Workflow

If you’re really interested in using workflows you may find this series of articles I did for the Scripting Guy useful: 1. Basics - introduce workflows, key concepts and keywords

June 18, 2014  1:13 PM

Workflows: 1 Introduction

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, Workflow

In a recent post I asked for areas of PowerShell that caused problems. Workflows were one of the things mentioned so I’ll start with a series of posts on that topic. Workflows were introduced to PowerShell in version 3.0 of the Windows Management Framework with Windows 8/2012. A few changes...


June 16, 2014  2:51 PM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 Agenda

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

The agenda for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 is available on line.  See the link from http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/ The Summit is a benefit of AWPP...


June 16, 2014  12:45 PM

Difficult bits of PowerShell?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

PowerShell has grown from the original 137 cmdlets to a huge many faceted management platform. Each new iteration of PowerShell sees new features – Remoting, Workflow, DSC, OneGet. I don’t expect that to change in the near future. The sheer size of PowerShell means its very difficult to be...


June 15, 2014  8:33 AM

PowerShell Summit DSC sessions

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

Steve Murawski gave three exceptional sessions on using DSC at the recent PowerShell summit. The videos of those sessions can be found here - Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 13, 2014  7:13 AM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – - update 1

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

The PowerShell Summit in Europe for 2014 will be held in Amsterdam – 20 September to 1 October Details are available here - Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 11, 2014  2:18 PM

Rename a user account to the display name

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory Administration, PowerShell

I had a question left on my blog about renaming all of the user accounts in an OU had their name changed to match the display name.  I started by creating a few dummy accounts: PS s> Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=Test,DC=Sphinx,DC=org"  -Properties DisplayName | Format-Table...


June 10, 2014  12:44 PM

File system ACLS – inheritance

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
NTFS permissions, PowerShell

When you look at a FileSystemAccessRule it’llbe something like this: FileSystemRights  : Modify, Synchronize AccessControlType : Allow IdentityReference : NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users IsInherited       : True InheritanceFlags  :...


June 8, 2014  7:32 AM

Function parameter validation – other validation options

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

Some other options you can use for validating your input include: [ValidateCount(1,10)] tests the number of values being passed to the parameter – must be within the range (including end points ) specified [ValidateLength(1,10)] test the number of characters in a parameter...


June 7, 2014  9:33 AM

DSC Resource Kit wave 4 now available

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

The next wave of the DSC resource kit has been released. Notable additions include support for configuring DNS and DHCP servers and your event logs. Details from Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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