Giving one user access to another’s mailbox via PowerShell

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to give one user access to another user’s mailbox. The first user may be in the hospital, or under HR review, or maybe they’ve been dropping the ball lately and management need to make sure that certain projects have been followed up on. It’s not really our job to care. The […]

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Managing Active Directory with PowerShell

Introduction There’s no question that PowerShell is here to stay as an automation tool for Windows. And with it, comes a variety of ways to automate management Windows infrastructure. For sure one of the most important areas where PowerShell automation can provide big benefit, is in the management of Active Directory. AD lends itself to automation—whether it’s being able to […]

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PowerShell Intro

Introduction PowerShell is the most powerful automation tool that Microsoft has to offer, and its both a shell and a scripting language. Please note that this series is based on PowerShell 3, which ships with Windows 8 and Server 2012. If you are running Windows 7 please download the PowerShell 3 update before you continue. Meet the Console and the […]

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How to Map Network Drives Using PowerShell

In years past, automating network drive creation required the use of primitive batch files, luckily for us you can now do it through PowerShell. How to Map Network Drives Using PowerShell Prior to the PowerShell era, we could map networks drives using a batch file that contained a net use command: net use M: \\touchsmart\Share /Persistent:Yes To do it in […]

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Application Not Responding? Here’s How to Kill Processes with PowerShell

Ever have one of those days where programs just aren’t cooperating?  You try terminating a program, but it doesn’t respond?   PowerShell can give you some extra fire power on those days. How Do I Stop A Program In PowerShell? 1.  The long command name stop-process can be shortened to kill. 2.  If you know the numeric process that you’re wanting […]

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