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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You don’t have to rely on the Group Policy Module to resolve the display name of a GPO from the GUID, or the GUID from the display name. Here are two short functions that will get that information from Active … 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
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
Add-ADTSInfo.ps1 adds TerminalServicesHomeDrive, TerminalServicesHomeDirectory, TerminalServicesProfilePath and AllowLogon as additional members returned by a query of Active Directory user objects. As you may know, when looking at a user’s properties in the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC there is a tab … Continue reading
Get-OldestEvent.ps1 is a PowerShell advanced function which returns the oldest event from a Windows computer event log, and will help you determine the rollover time for an event log by also returning the age of the record as a time … Continue reading
I discovered that my script to generate passwords, RandomPW.vbs, isn’t popular with users because the passwords are random. I have an even more complicated but unposted PowerShell version with the same issue. I wanted to create something that was easier … Continue reading
Here are two quick functions which I have recently found useful. The first tests whether a user account exists. It takes the Domain and Identity as arguments. Using the “Stop” error action with Try/Catch keeps it from showing any errors. … Continue reading
Do you have a script that worked with your x32 XP computer, but no longer works in Windows 7 or 8 x64? I am finding that some of the scripts I wrote have this problem. Somethings may rely on an … Continue reading
We love our users, yes we do! Especially the ones who walk out the door with a laptop that they refuse to return. Having a computer off the corporate network for an extended period of time can create problems with … Continue reading
MakeRDPFiles.vbs is a vbscript based on the RDP History script posted earlier. It take your RDP history and creates a folder with connection files for each of the systems you have previously connected to. Rename from .txt to .vbs.