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Using PowerShell to Audit Antivirus Updates on your Servers
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Learn to Query WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) from PowerShell with SAPIEN WMI Explorer 2016
One of the reasons I like mentoring others and teaching them how to use PowerShell is that I spent the first third of my career pointing and clicking in the GUI. Before PowerShell was released, I h…
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PowerShell IP Address Type Accelerator Not 100% Accurate
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Create a Certificate to Encrypt MOF Passwords that’s Compatible with DSC in PowerShell version 5.0
I’ve previously written a blog article titled “Use a certificate with PowerShell DSC to add a server to Active Directory without hard coding a password” where I had created a cert…
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PowerShell function to find information about module updates
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Learn PowerShell Toolmaking with Advanced Functions and Script Modules this weekend at SQL Saturday Atlanta 2016
I’ll be presenting a session on PowerShell Toolmaking with Advanced Functions and Script Modules this weekend at SQL Saturday #521 in Atlanta. Transitioning from writing PowerShell one-liners…
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Loop through a collection of items with the Pester TestCases parameter instead of using a foreach loop
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Write a GUI on Top of Existing PowerShell Functions with SAPIEN PowerShell Studio 2016
This blog article will demonstrate how to write a GUI on top of your existing PowerShell functions using SAPIEN PowerShell Studio 2016. I’ve previously written a couple of functions for manag…
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PowerShell Function to Determine Available Drive Letters
I’ve recently been working on some file server drive migrations. One of the steps I needed to perform was to change the drive letter of a current drive to a different available drive letter s…
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Something to -notlike about the -like operator in PowerShell
I recently ran into a problem with the PowerShell like operator that I wanted to share since what’s occurring may not be immediately apparent. The like operator allows for comparison tests of…
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Video: PowerShell Toolmaking with Advanced Functions and Script Modules
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Why isn’t Test Driven Development more widely adopted and accepted by the PowerShell community?
We’ve all heard that TDD (Test Driven Development) means that you write unit tests before writing any code. Most of us are probably writing functional or acceptance tests after the fact becau…
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Mike F Robbins is a Microsoft MVP on Windows PowerShell and a SAPIEN Technologies MVP. He is a co-author of Windows PowerShell TFM 4th Edition and is a contributing author of a chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book. Mike has written guest blog articles for the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog, PowerShell Magazine, and PowerShell.org. He is the winner of the advanced category in the 2013 PowerShell Scripting Games. Mike is also the leader and co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group. He blogs at mikefrobbins.com and can be found on twitter @mikefrobbins.
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PowerShell v3 and Windows Server 2012 – Discoverability
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In PowerShell v3, you don’t have to memorize modules, the discoverability feature will find the cmdlet you’re looking for, and use the cmdle

Assign a list of processes to a variable and output it to the console
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Hello everyone! The Brain Teaser series continues. First, we need to announce the winner of the previous brain teaser. We got a lot of answe

PowerShell Deep Dive book project | Jeff Wouters's Blog
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Some time ago I was contacted by Jeffery Hicks asking if I would be interested to join him in one of his book projects as an author. He expl

PowerShell Magazine » Mike F Robbins’s Favorite PowerShell Tips & Tr...
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Instead of an introduction about what I was asked to do and how I went about it, I decided to cut to the chase and give you a bonus tip on h