View Post

Multi-Environment PowerShell console – AD, Exchange and PowerCLI in one happy place!

With the increase in the use of PowerShell as part of an administrator’s toolkit, it can be challening with multiple shells to administer different environments. I prefer using a single, multi-functional console, so what I have done is integrate all of the PowerShell modules into a single console using a simple script. This allows me to use one console to administer Active Directory, Exchange …

View Post

Look who’s guest blogging – Microsoft Scripting Guys

I’ve been so busy with working these days that I’ve been unable to spend as much time with documenting and scripting. One of the fun things I have been able to do though is to be a guest blogger for the Scripting Guys blog at Microsoft. One of the scripts that I had developed for organizing Active Directory computers into …

View Post

The fine art of Yak Shaving

I’m often asked just what it means to be “yak shaving”. I can’t tell you what the true origin of the phrase is, but believe me, I can tell you that I have shaved plenty of yaks in my career. Let’s take the example of a process that I’m working on which is to take a CSV file of data …

View Post

PowerShell One-Liners – Take my script, please!

Hail Henny Youngman, the king of one-liners! One of the great things about PowerShell is the ability to create simple, powerful one-line scripts. This is not to say that we need to crunch everything down to single line just to be cute, but we have the ability to build effective processes by making use of the pipeline. With shell scripting, it’s …