I’ve been working on PowerShell for quite some time but mostly for systems administration tasks. Since Microsoft has decided to make PowerShell as a common engineering criteria for all server applications being released, every SQL Server DBA needs to know at least what it is and what they can do with it. This article is […]
Category: Windows PowerShell
I start and stop services on my workstation every now and then for testing purposes (well, primarily to stop services I do not use to minimize surface area and free up available resources which are not being used). What I used to do was to run a NET START command listing all the services that […]
I did mention that I have been trying to convert my VBScript files to PowerShell scripts due to ease of coding. One of them happened to be a script that iterates a folder containing logs, reads the contents of the log files and appends them to a text file (I was actually trying to consolidate […]
Just a follow up on my previous post, here’s the script to do just that in PowerShell. It extracts the name and the last time the password was changed and displays it in the host.
As I was converting my VBScripts to PowerShell, I reviewed one which checks for the password expiration of a user in Active Directory. The blog post I’ve had sometime last year extracts object properties and one of them is the pwdLastSet property which specifies a 64-bit value of when the user last changed their passwords. […]