All the scripts are saved as .txt files. Newer files have a "View Script" button which will let you save or open a script in notepad. For earlier posts, the easiest way to download with IE is to right click on the link and use "Save Target As". Rename file from Name_ext.txt to Name.ext.
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Category Archives: Windows Administration
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Last week, one of my administrators was complaining at how involved it was to remove a profile on a remote user’s computer. A little over two years ago, I wrote Delete Inactive Profiles, as a substitute for DelProf for post … Continue reading
Undelete-ADObject.ps1 is a GUI form based script for undeleting user, computer, group, print queue, and contacts from Active Directory. You can display all of the objects of the selected type, or search by the name. I use this script frequently. … Continue reading
Waiting for the add remove features dialog populate on my client OS computer is slow. Since I started using Add-WindowsFeature wither Server 2008, and Install-WindowsFeature beginning with Server 2012, I was disappointed by the lack of a similar cmdlet for … Continue reading
There are some delegations of permissions within Active Directory which cannot be made without extra effort. Some properties are flagged as hidden in a file called Dssec.dat, in %windir%\System32 on computers with the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) MMC. … Continue reading
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A weird and annoying thing happened to my home directory at work when it was moved from Windows to a storage appliance. The file CreationTime was lost on all the files and was set to the date of the data … Continue reading