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Nice Flash messages in Rails 2 and Rails 3

I’ve been doing some Rails work recently and one of the things that I’ve found to be a nice aesthetic add-on is putting some nicer flash messages in. Over at dzone.com there is an example which I’ve worked off of – http://snippets.dzone.com/posts/show/3145 The example is as follows. Add this section to your application_helper.rb def show_flash [:notice, :warning, :message].collect do |key| …

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PowerShell – Listing aged out computer accounts in Active Directory

Do you remember having to use OldCmp.exe ¬†from JoeWare (great tools by the way) to capture a a list of computer accounts which have not been attached to your Active Directory for a period of time. Luckily with PowerShell and Quest ActiveRoles you can do this with a simple two line script. Here’s the code: http://gist.github.com/492494

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PowerShell – Get serial numbers for computers in Active Directory

There are a lot of posts about pulling data from a file to do actions against computers/users. While this is valuable, I prefer to do dynamic capturing of computer and user objects directly from my Active Directory. This is a simple script which will capture a list of computers from Active Directory and subsequently pull the serial number using the …

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PowerShell – Active Directory – Email users with password expiry < 14 days

PowerShell – Active Directory – Email users with password expiry under 14 days This script is handy for users who are not typically on your network (remote access, email only etc…). Normally users are warned at 14 days before expiry unless they are not logging into Active Directory through the workstation in which case they will not receive warnings until …