Special Forces Training Needs You!

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.
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PowerShell Special Forces Invades Columbus, Ohio

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!
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Get Local Member

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.
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TurboChargeAD.org

I'll be adding yet another writing gig to my portfolio. This time I'll be contributing a bi-weekly blog column at TurboChargeAD.org. 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.
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Wayne’s World of IT Revised

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.
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I am Ironman

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.
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