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12 November, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

Most Useful SharePoint PowerShell Commands

SharePoint Server is a web-based collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office. To configure SharePoint site settings, system administrators often use the SharePoint Management Shell that is installed with the SharePoint product. Running the SharePoint Management Shell calls the...
6 November, 2018 | Russell Smith

Using PowerShell to Create ZIP Archives and Unzip Files

Sometimes it can be useful to programmatically create zip archives or extract files from existing archives. Windows PowerShell 5.0 added two cmdlets for doing just that. The Compress-Archive cmdlet enables you to create new archives from folders or individual files and to add files to archives;...
23 October, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

SysAdmin Magazine: Automate It! Managing AD with PowerShell

This issue of SysAdmin Magazine celebrates lazy (read “efficient”!) admins who subscribe to the principle, “work smarter, not harder.” It provides a time-tested kit of Windows PowerShell commands that make the job of managing Active Directory easy and almost hands free. You’ll find out...
22 October, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

Introduction to PowerShell

In this short PowerShell introduction, I’ll explain what PowerShell is and what it was created for, as well as provide a list of useful resources that can help you learning PowerShell scripting and make your working life easier. Windows PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell created to...
16 October, 2018 | Russell Smith

How to Create, Change and Test Passwords Using PowerShell

Automation is the key to streamlining Active Directory management tasks. In this article, I’ll show you how to create, change and test user passwords with PowerShell scripts. Installing the AD PowerShell module Before you can use PowerShell to manage Active Directory, you need to install the...
4 October, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

PowerShell Variables and Arrays

In the previous article, named PowerShell Scripting Tutorial for Beginners, we explored how to use the PowerShell console to execute scripts and learned what cmdlets are, how to get their properties and how to use pipes to pass data from one cmdlet to another. Handpicked related content: ...
27 September, 2018 | Ryan Brooks

SysAdmin Magazine: Office 365 Edition

This edition of SysAdmin magazine will definitely make you feel like you’re on cloud nine because we reveal many handy tips for managing your Office 365 environment. The carefully selected articles, how-to’s and best practices will help you be more efficient in your work with Office...
19 September, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

Ten Most Useful Office 365 PowerShell Commands

Using Windows PowerShell to manage Office 365 may seem odd at first. After all, cloud solutions promise simplicity and ease of use — adjectives rarely used in connection with Windows PowerShell. But bear with me. In this article, I’ll show you the ten most useful Office 365 PowerShell cmdlets...
18 September, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

How to Add, Delete and Change Local Users and Groups with PowerShell

To help admins manage local users and groups with PowerShell more easily, Microsoft provides a cmdlet collection called Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts. Previously, you had to download and import it into PowerShell explicitly, and also install Windows Management Framework 5.1; in the Windows...
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