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February 13, 2008
Active Directory and Exchange Server administrators must learn scripting language and command prompts to keep their careers on track.
January 08, 2007
Many smaller enterprises have trouble keeping track of user connections to mapped drives. If users are creating and deleting their own network connections, it can be easy for them to duplicate or create redundant mappings, or to forget which drive ...
December 11, 2006
You can use scripting to manage Group Policy itself. You can't use scripts to create or assign policies, but you can copy, back up and restore, import, and do Resultant Set of Policy reporting on policies using VBScript.
October 30, 2006
Many of the things you'd like to do with VBScript are already built into PowerShell. In her latest column, scripting expert Christa Anderson talks about PowerShell's advantages over VBScript.
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Active Administrator 5.0.1 is an enterprise-class integrated Active Directory management and auditing tool from ScriptLogic Corp., which is designed to improve security and business continuity in Windows networks. Continue Reading
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Microsoft's new shell language, Windows PowerShell, works with data from .NET 2.0. But .NET doesn't always contain the objects you need. In this Scripting School column, Christa Anderson explains how to use PowerShell with Windows Management ... Continue Reading
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Windows admins aren't limited when it comes to managing Hyper-V from the command line. Here are two (free) options for supporting virtual machines in Windows. Continue Reading
With PowerShell, admins can harness the power of WMI to find all sorts of system and network information. The best part? It’s probably a lot easier than you think. Continue Reading
Despite improvements made to disk quota management, Windows Server 2003 does not include any built-in reporting tools. Fortunately, admins can use a simple script to create reports on disk space usage. Continue Reading
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Windows Vista's anti-piracy feature, Reduced Functionality Mode, has been called a Windows kill switch. If RFM kicks in, what should you do? Continue Reading
Environment variables can make RIS deployment scripts more dynamic. Continue Reading
This tip contains a script that finds all local volumes and runs the defrag for each volume. This works for Server 2003 and XP. Continue Reading