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October 28, 2019 | Ian Skur

Windows PowerShell Scripting Tutorial for Beginners

Automate it. Now, where's that script... Warning: PowerShell is addictive. Meet PowerShell Tutorial Windows PowerShell is an object-oriented automation engine and scripting language with an interactive command-line shell designed to help IT professionals configure systems and automate...
February 27, 2019 | Karim Buzdar

PowerShell Script: Discover New Users in Active Directory

When new employees join a company, IT technicians have to create their accounts in Active Directory. Later, the IT specialist welcomes each newcomer and helps them log in to the domain. In this article, I’ll show you how to automate this procedure with the help of PowerShell scripting. Feel free...
October 29, 2019 | Karim Buzdar

Create AD Users in Bulk and Email Their Credentials Using PowerShell

Every year, educational institutions enroll hundreds of students. As a result, the institutions’ system engineers require extra time and effort to create an AD account for each student and then to manually inform the students about their usernames and passwords. This step-by-step guide will...
March 3, 2020 | Russell Smith

Monitoring Event Logs with PowerShell

A routine sysadmin task that PowerShell lends itself to is parsing data and text files, and the Windows event logs use XML formatted information that can be easily parsed using the Get-EventLog and Get-WinEvent PowerShell cmdlets. In this article I’m going to show you how to get started using...
February 25, 2019 | Russell Smith

Secure PowerShell Remoting Using Constrained Endpoints

PowerShell Remoting is enabled in Windows Server 2012 (and later) out-of-the-box, and while many IT shops see this as a potential security risk, PowerShell is in fact one of the most secure ways to administer servers if best practices are followed. In this article, I’m going to show you how to...
February 25, 2019 | Krishna Kumar

Understanding the Mailbox Move Request in Exchange 2010

Mailbox Move Request is the process of moving a mailbox from its source mailbox database to a target mailbox database. Target mailbox database can be either on the same server or on a different server or even in a different domain/forest.  Mailboxes are moved for various reasons like transitioning...
October 29, 2019 | Brian Keith Winstead

5 Security and Compliance Improvements with Exchange 2013 SP1

Microsoft released service pack 1 (SP1) for Exchange Server 2013 in February, ahead of the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Austin, Texas. Many companies refuse to consider upgrading before the release of SP1, when it’s believed the product is finally “finished”, while other...
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