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April 12, 2013  12:41 PM

Creating a new disk

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I really like Windows Server Core. The concept has come of age in Windows 2012. I needed to add a new disk to a virtual machine  - that’s easy using the Hyper-V cmdlets. But what about formating the disk. A module new to Windows 2012 & Windows can be used.  Its the Storage module. ...

April 11, 2013  1:51 PM

Windows Server Backup

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Windows Server 2012 has a PowerShell enabled backup utility. When you enable the feature you get a module called WindowsServerBackup. It has the cmldets you would expect for creating and managing backups. No surprise you may say as this was available in Windows 2008 R2. The difference with...


February 21, 2013  1:54 PM

Creating a Windows 2012 Domain Controller

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I decided to replace one of the DCs in my test environment with a Windows 2012 Server Core machine. Server Core has really come of age in Windows 2012 – its easy to configure. I’ve covered configuring a server before but to recap:


January 30, 2013  1:10 PM

PowerShell workflows–now we are six

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The sixth in the series of articles on PowerShell workflows that are appearing on the Scripting Guy blog has been published. The articles in the series that have been published are:


January 19, 2013  11:05 AM

Piping between functions

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

A question came up about piping between advanced functions. The input to the second function might be an array. To illustrate how this works imagine a function that gets disk information – or better still use this one.

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January 9, 2013  11:18 AM

Workflow article 3

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The next in the series of articles on PowerShell workflows that are appearing on the Scripting Guy blog has been published. The articles in the series that have been published are:


January 7, 2013  4:41 PM

Select-String scenarios – fixed columns

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I had some questions come in after mu recent post regarding select-string. I’ll answer them as a series of posts. First off: I'm recursively searching thru many files, and want to pull out specific data in 'fixed column' positions from the line(s) that match the phrase I'm seeking, i.e....


January 3, 2013  6:01 AM

PowerShell workflow articles

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I’ve written a series of articles on PowerShell workflows that are appearing on the Scripting Guy blog. The first two in the series have been published at: 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 9, 2012  3:41 AM

Bulk modifications using Set-AdUser

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The standard approach to the bulk modification of users is to create a CSV file with an identifier and the data you want to change. Here’s part of a CSV file that could be used to modify some AD attributes – Division, City and...


November 30, 2012  11:46 AM

Active Directory & testing for user’s existence

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

When you are creating a new user you may want to test if a particular name is already is use. The Quest AD cmdlets provide great functionality but one area of confusion is where you are searching for a user by name: PS> Get-QADUser -Identity "GREEN Dave" | ft -a 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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