Friday Fun: PowerShell Scripting with ChatGPT
The Lonely Administrator
by Jeffery Hicks
1M ago
I have been trying out the latest AI, ChatGPT. I’ve asked it silly questions. As well as the really important questions. But what I find most fascinating is using ChatGPT to write PowerShell code. I gave the AI this instruction: “Write a PowerShell function that will display “Hello, World” in the center of the screen ..read more
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Social is Hard
The Lonely Administrator
by Jeffery Hicks
1M ago
Social media has been a great asset to my career. It has helped me build new relationships, keep on top of trends in IT, and generally be that co-worker sitting across from me. I have worked from home for at least as long as I worked from an office. I often miss the social aspect ..read more
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A WPF Countdown Timer
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by Jeffery Hicks
3M ago
Last year I released a PowerShell module called PSClock. The module contains a command to create a transparent WPF form displaying a clock. Shortly after, someone posted a request for a countdown timer. Not an unreasonable request and one I finally got around to implementing. However, I already had a module with a number of ..read more
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Configure SysInternals EULA Acceptance
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by Jeffery Hicks
5M ago
I just saw a very, very handy thing on Twitter where you can set a registry key that will automatically accept all EULA prompts for the SysInternals tools. I know there is a command-line switch I can use, but I never remember to use it. Setting the registry key appears to accept EULAs globally. Naturally ..read more
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Organizing Chaos with PSWorkItems and PowerShell
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by Jeffery Hicks
6M ago
I spend my working days living in a PowerShell console. Over the years, I’ve developed many PowerShell modules to help me manage the chaos that is my work life. One area that always demands attention is managing my tasks and To-Dos. For several years I have been using the MyTasks module. This module stored tasks ..read more
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The Value of Objects
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by Jeffery Hicks
6M ago
This is a reprint of an article published earlier this year in my premium PowerShell newsletter, Behind the PowerShell Pipeline. This is a sample of what my subscribers get 6-8 times a month. I expect I will write several articles about PowerShell and its relationship with objects. I know that this is the biggest hurdle ..read more
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Using PowerShell Your Way
The Lonely Administrator
by Jeffery Hicks
6M ago
I’ve often told people that I spend my day in a PowerShell prompt. I run almost my entire day with PowerShell. I’ve shared many of the tools I use daily on Github. Today, I want to share another way I have PowerShell work the way I need it, with minimal effort. This specific task centers ..read more
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Better PowerShell Properties
The Lonely Administrator
by Jeffery Hicks
6M ago
I was chatting with my friend Gladys Kravitz recently about some PowerShell scripting she was doing with Active Directory and the DirectorySearcher object. For a number of reasons, the Active Directory module from Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is not an option. But that’s fine. Gladys is an experience AD admin and PowerShell scripter. Still ..read more
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Open Up Wide
The Lonely Administrator
by Jeffery Hicks
6M ago
I recently read a terrific post from Mike F. Robbins about using Format-Wide to display strings. Format-Wide is one of those cmdlets that I don’t think gets much use. This is a shame because it certainly fulfills a need. But as Mike points out, if you have a list of strings, Format-Wide requires a little ..read more
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PowerShell First-Timers
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by Jeffery Hicks
6M ago
Are you a PowerShell first-timer? Someone who is finally dipping their toes into the PowerShell pool. Or maybe you want to poke around and see what all the fuss is about. If so, here are some steps you might want to take. Even if you’ve been using PowerShell for a while, you might want to ..read more
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