Archive for the ‘PrimalTools’ Category


Introducing the PowerShell Profile Editor

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
PowerShell’s profiles make setting up your work environment a bit easier, allowing you to pre-load your most common snapins or modules, define functions, set variables and whatever else you need on startup. However, since there are quite a number of profiles, potentially one for each host, one for all users, one for each user, one for all users and all hosts, the number of files can get a bit out of hand. If you consider that some of these are also duplicated for 32 and 64 bit if you happen to run on a 64 bit OS, you’ll see that…   More »

Release 2011 Q&A

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 by SAPIEN Technologies
Now that the majority of the 2011 versions of our software has been released, you may have questionsabout upgrading. We have compiled a list of the most common questions and listed them below. If this does not answer your questions, please feel free to email However, weask you to be patient; after a release the volume of emails and phone calls is always very large, so wemay take a little while to get back to you. Q: I have a copy of PrimalScript Studio (or Universal) 2009. I don't see an upgrade in my account.A: Since PrimalScript Studio 2011…   More »

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 »

Scripting Toolkit ISO available for download

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
For some time now, SAPIEN has been distributing a free "Scripting Toolkit" CD at various trade shows and events. This CD contains copies of all of our free tools, trial versions of our paid applications, samples of our ebooks and training videos and other cool stuff. All of this stuff is available individually for download on our various sites. But because you have asked for it, we have made available the ISO image that we use to burn all of this cool stuff onto CD. So with one (rather large) download, you can get the full CD's worth of scripting…   More »

Export-CSV, now what?

Friday, May 7th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
PowerShell 2.0 has added the ability to export and import objects and store them as CSV files. CSV (Comma Separated Values) files have been a common file format since they where first used around 1967 on IBM mainframes and have been in constant use since then. If you need to edit CSV files most people use Microsoft Excel, which registers as the default editor for the .CSV extension. This is fine on your desktop or laptop computer, but when was the last time you found a Windows 2008 R2 server with Microsoft Office installed? At that point, your friendly neighborhood…   More »

Feature Peek 2011: Snippet Editor

Monday, April 5th, 2010 by David Corrales
Feature Peek 2011 will consist of a series of blogs that will provide a sneak peek of new features which will appear in the 2011 edition of PrimalScript Studio products. In this blog we will provide you with a sneak peek at the new Snippet Editor tool for PrimalScript 2011 and Visual PowerShell 2011. (Fig 1: The Snippet Editor Application) For those of you who are not familiar with snippets, they are small pieces of reusable code that can be quickly inserted in your script while editing. This piece or snippet of code can come in a various forms, such…   More »

PrimalScript 2009 and Windows 7

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
Since the release of Windows 7 we have been getting a huge number of calls and emails asking if PrimalScript 2009 (and other SAPIEN software) is compatible with and supported under Windows 7. The short answer to that is: YES. All current versions of any of our products have been tested under Windows 7 and are fully compatible with it. Of course you don't have to take our word for it. As always you can download a fully functional (unless otherwise noted) 45-day trial of everything. Just head on over to and take your pick.…   More »

Powershell Help 2.0 Community Edition

Monday, November 16th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
Our Powershell Help tool has been a favorite download for quite some time now. The built-in help command in the Powershell console is helpful if you need just some quick lookup, but for browsing and reading the console just isn't good enough. The CHM file Microsoft released is a pretty nice graphical way of getting help for the built-in cmdlets but it's a closed file and information for third party or even other Microsoft snapins is not available and cannot be added. Cmdlets organized by popular verbs This new version of our popular Powershell help tool allows importing any xml…   More »

Connecting PrimalSQL to MySQL 5.1

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 by Ferdinand Rios
Many organizations use MySQL as the back end database to their web sites and other infrastructure operations. While MySQL offers its own set of GUI too for database management, using a generic database tool like PrimalSQL has several advantages, especially when operating in a mixed database environment. It is fairly simple to connect PrimalSQL to your MySQL 5.1 database. Follow the outlined steps below and you will be connected in no time! 1) Presumably you have a MySQL 5.1 database installed either locally or on a server somewhere. If you want to test this on a new installation, you can…   More »

New version of PrimalForms Community Edition Available

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 by David Corrales
A new version of PrimalForms Community Edition is available for download at this location. What’s new in v1.0.4: - Resolved issue with fonts and international settings - Resolved the DataGridView crash issue - Columns can now be added to the DataGridView via the designer - Other minor fixes and changes A quick guide is available to assist new users with PrimalForms Community Edition at: In other news, PrimalForms 2009 will be released very soon! If you’re not familiar with this application, we recently announced the all inclusive PrimalForms 2009, which incorporates a fully functional script editor with PrimalSense, built…   More »