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February 8, 2016  1:59 PM

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February 6, 2016  6:11 AM

Not the comma!

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, Powershell

There is a habit among some AD administrators to create their users so that the name is surname, firstname   - Note the comma between the two names. As an example the name would be Brown, Bill instaead of Bill Brown If you’re just using the GUI tools it doesn’t matter too much and...


February 4, 2016  7:47 AM

Some thoughts on finding a users OU

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, Powershell

Back in this post http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/powershell/discovering-a-users-ou/ I showed how to get the...


February 2, 2016  8:15 AM

AD Management MoL Deal – – 3 February 2016

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, Books, Powershell

My Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches will be part of Manning’s Deal of the Day on 3 February 2016. Half off my book Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches. Use code dotd020316au at


February 1, 2016  4:41 AM

PowerShell Summit 2016 – – 3 day registration open

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Three day registration is now open https://eventloom.com/event/login/PSNA16


January 31, 2016  5:57 AM

Scripting Game puzzle – – January 2016

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
CIM, Powershell

Here’s how I’d solve the puzzle function get-starttime { [CmdletBinding()] param( [parameter( ValueFromPipeline=$true, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName=$true)] [Alias('CN', 'Computer')] [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()] [string[]]$computername = $env:COMPUTERNAME ) PROCESS { foreach...


January 30, 2016  3:47 AM

PowerShell Deal of the Day – – 31 January 2016

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Books, Powershell

PowerShell in Action, Third Edition is Manning’s Deal of the Day Sunday 31 January 2016 Deal of the Day January 31: Half off Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition. Use code dotd013116au at


January 28, 2016  6:01 AM

PowerShell editing options

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

I’ve used the ISE since it first appeared in PowerShell 2.0 but there are a couple of recent annocements that increase your code editing options ISE previews will become available out of band rather than being tied to WMF/OS releases


January 27, 2016  9:37 AM

Which filter

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, Powershell

Get-ADUser has 2 filter parameters. The –Filter takes a PowerShell syntax filter e.g. Get-ADUser -Filter {Name -eq 'Richard'} The –LDAPfilter takes an LDAP search filter e.g. Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter "(Name=Richard)" Mixing them up will ensure you don’t get the results you...


January 26, 2016  11:28 AM

Rescuing IE favourites

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

I received the new Windows Insider Windows 10 build over the wekend and have just discovered that installing it wiped out my IE favourites – or at least those in folders. I’d copied my favourites to Microsoft Edge when installing Windows 10 so I can copy everything back IE favourites are...


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