PowerShell OSD Frontend 2.0!

I have made fairly constant updates to my original OSD Frontend and I found it time to share among the community again. I had hoped to make this available a few months ago but wanted something a little more polished and a little less clunky than my first release.   As I played (and learned!) more with Windows Forms I made it...

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Coretech Releases Awesome WMI/PowerShell Browser

By Nash Pherson  - Coretech’s latest project should help significantly lower the bar to ConfigMgr and systems management automation with Powershell. The Coretech WMI and PowerShell Browser allows you to intimately interact with WMI and PowerShell. On the WMI side, it will let you easily view all the namespaces, classes, methods, properties and instances on a local or remote devices. It is also...

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KiXtart 2010 4.64 BETA 1 released

Yes…KiXtart is still a functioning and updating scripting language.  Several of you ask about that whenever we post the latest BETA release.  KiXtart is still being utilized in a number of places and provides quite a bit of automation and value. New functionality/enhancements in 4.64 BETA 1: Updated @PRODUCTTYPE issues. Fixed issue of SHELL command creating console in WKIX32 Fixed...

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PowerShell 3.0 Language Reference

Looking for a good, comprehensive guide for PowerShell 3.0?  Microsoft has released a 334 page document outlining the entire language specification for version 3.0.  The doc goes over just about everything.  There’s no sugar-coating here, the doc is straight and to the point.  You can utilize this document to search and locate specific functions, methods, and native commands. Download it:...

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Compile PowerShell scripts to executables

In Turn your batch files into real executables, I talked about a tool that can compile your batch files.  If you’re interested in this and missed it, read the article at the link.  The existence of this gem brought up some discussion, which eventually led into wondering if there was a compile option for PowerShell.  After a bit of searching, there...

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Powershell v3 best new feature

My new favorite v3 feature The “-showwindow” for help commnad Try: help get-eventlog -ShowWindow help about_remote -showwindow The real credit goes to Prof. Powershell http://mcpmag.com/articles/2012/12/04/pshell-showwindow.aspx

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Windows 8's Shutdown.exe

Recently, I’ve been working on developing some scripts specific to managing Windows 8.  One of the gems of scripting has always been the inclusion of shutdown.exe in the Windows operating system.  With each new version of Windows there tends to be new features and additions that make shutdown.exe even more powerful.  Shutdown.exe in Windows 8 is no different, so I thought...

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Utilizing the Mailto: command in your scripts for email notifications

There are a number of reasons why you would want to send email notifications for specific functions in almost every System Center product.  Email notifications can help eliminate errors immediately, or allow you to be notified when processes reach success.  So, it’s useful to understand how the Mailto: command works and the options that are available for use. All OS...

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Find PowerShell scripts everywhere from one location with the Script Explorer RC

The Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell has reached Release Candidate status. Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell (Release Candidate) helps scripters find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in online repositories such as the TechNet Script Center Repository, PoshCode, local or network file systems and Bing Search Repository. Microsoft Script Explorer enables: Integrated community and Microsoft resources...

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Machines with no CM07 client…

Alright, so if you read my previous post for AD to DB then this post will make more sense.  However if you haven’t; then now would be a good time to… go ahead, I’ll wait. Now one of the primary purposes I had for this data was to leverage it against my v_r_system view and determine which active assets are...

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Quick AD Asset Management Tool…

Alright, so Active Directory Asset Management.  What is it? Well a, not so, unique problem facing every enterprise large or small, is asset management. Now asset management is not a one dimensional issue, there are requirements and facets to it that shift depending on the person you ask.  From an engineering and maintenance standpoint at my company we have needs...

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