Posts Tagged ‘Active Directory’


It’s All New!

Monday, April 18th, 2011 by Ferdinand Rios
Its spring and everything is new again. And that includes everything at SAPIEN. Exactly what is new at SAPIEN? Well let me tell you... 1) New software - Check out the totally awesome 2011 update to PrimalScript and the mind blowing 2011 update to PrimalForms. These two products are the most powerful in their class. Heck, these guys are in a class of their own! Add to that wicked cool updates to PrimalXML and PrimalSQL. And, wait for it... stay tuned for a killer update to ChangeVue coming later in 2011. 2) New Book - Managing Active Directory with Windows…   More »

Special Forces Training Needs You!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 by Jeffery Hicks
In case you missed it, I'll be doing our Windows PowerShell Special Forces training in Columbus, OH at the end of next month. In addition to the normal 3 day class, I'll also be offering a bonus 2 day class for more experienced PowerShellers covering advanced topics and managing Active Directory. If you are inclined, you can also sign up for the entire week at a discount. Classes will be held at in the friendly offices of Quest Software, but space is limited because these are very intense, hands-on sessions. If you've been putting off getting training, don't wait any longer. This is the most unique training event I think you'll ever experience.   More »

PowerShell Special Forces Invades Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 by Jeffery Hicks
Are you ready Ohio? We're bringing our intense, one-of-a-kind Special Forces PowerShell training to Columbus, Ohio July 27-29, 2009. We're looking for up to 15 recruits who want to learn PowerShell from the ground up and aren't afraid to get their hands duty. This is unlike any other training course you've ever taken. Not everyone can meet the requirements, but those that do learn more PowerShell than they realized was possible in three days. But wait..there's more!   More »

Get Local Member

Thursday, April 9th, 2009 by Jeffery Hicks
I've been dealing with the topic of enumerating local group membership in several PowerShell forums from different people. My responses have pretty much been the same. But if these people are asking its a safe bet there are others who are also in need. The bottom line has been to query a local group, typically Administrators, and return a list of group members. If the member is a domain account, then get a little extra information. I put together a script called Get-Localmember.ps1 that I think will get the job done for most of you.   More »

Friday, October 10th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I'll be adding yet another writing gig to my portfolio. This time I'll be contributing a bi-weekly blog column at The site is run by Quest Software with contributions from many members of the IT Pro and PowerShell community that you are likely familiar with like Don Jones, Brandon Shell, and Darren Mar-Elia, to name a few.   More »

Wayne’s World of IT Revised

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I've blogged in the past about Wayne Martin and his outstanding list of command line tips. These are one line commands, some complex some simple, that you can use to accomplish a wide range of task. The overall number of tips is to 425 and Wayne recently reorganized them into 7 categories to make it easier for people to digest. There's very little scripting with any of these commands. Most use native or freely available command line tools. But because they are executed from a command line you could incorporate them into a script. I encourage you to check them out.   More »

Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell – IN PRINT!

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
Yes, its finally true. You can finally get your hands on Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM. The book is being printed so you can get your copy today. You can order it today at in both print and ebook format. Or if you prefer the best of both worlds get both as a bundle.   More »

PowerScripting Podcast Interview

Monday, September 15th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I finally make the big leagues and get interviewed by Hal and Jonathon Walz. You can check it out at the PowerScripting site. I was afraid my Ironman comment would come back to haunt me :-) But seriously, I had a great time and I hope you find it informative. Of course there's more to the session than just my interview, in fact some really cool stuff with data visualization and PowerShell.…   More »

Techmentor NYC 2008 Demos and Slides

Monday, September 15th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I've posted a few zip files with my slides and demos from Techmentor NYC. You'll find the files in the Essentials section of  Click here to get them. Some of these sessions will be done again at Techmentor Las Vegas next month, plus a whole lot more.…   More »

I am Ironman

Friday, September 12th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I'm afraid a dangerous precedent has been set last night on the PowerScripting Podcast. I had a great time with Hal and Jonathon but there was a super hero question and I'm afraid I've started something I won't be able to control.   More »