The Lonely Administrator http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog Advice, solutions, tips and more for the lonely Windows administrator with too much to do and not enough time. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:58:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://i2.wp.com/jdhitsolutions.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/faveicon-551a9375v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 The Lonely Administrator http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog 32 32 Getting Local User Accounts the PowerShell Way http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4857/getting-local-user-accounts-the-powershell-way/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4857/getting-local-user-accounts-the-powershell-way/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:58:50 +0000 http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/?p=4857 Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier 't' in /home1/jhicks/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php on line 345

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It seems I’m always seeing requests and problems on getting local user accounts using PowerShell.  However, even though we are at PowerShell 5.0,  Microsoft has never released a set of cmdlets for managing local user accounts. So many of us have resorted to creating our own tools. I now have my latest iteration of a … Continue reading Getting Local User Accounts the PowerShell Way ]]>
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More Power is on the way http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/miscellaneous/4844/more-power-is-on-the-way/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/miscellaneous/4844/more-power-is-on-the-way/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:15:38 +0000 http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/?p=4844 Continue reading More Power is on the way ]]> http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/miscellaneous/4844/more-power-is-on-the-way/feed/ 4 Friday Fun: Improved PowerShell Napping http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4839/friday-fun-improved-powershell-napping/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4839/friday-fun-improved-powershell-napping/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:53:38 +0000 http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/?p=4839 Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier 't' in /home1/jhicks/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php on line 345

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So I had some fun with my post last week on taking a nap with PowerShell. I got some great feedback on Twitter and a new comments on the blog. My initial effort was a relatively simple PowerShell script which certainly got the job done. But I there were a number of areas where I … Continue reading Friday Fun: Improved PowerShell Napping ]]>
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Friday Fun: A PowerShell Nap http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4830/friday-fun-a-powershell-nap/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4830/friday-fun-a-powershell-nap/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:21:55 +0000 http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/?p=4830 Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier 't' in /home1/jhicks/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php on line 345
I’m hoping that I’m not the only one who feels their butt dragging by mid to late afternoon. Let’s say that’s because we’ve been thundering through the day and by 3:00 we’re a bit out of gas. Yeah, I’ll go with that. I find myself wanting to close my eyes for only a few minutes … Continue reading Friday Fun: A PowerShell Nap ]]>
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Friday Fun: Number Crunching http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4821/friday-fun-number-crunching/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4821/friday-fun-number-crunching/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:55:33 +0000 http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/?p=4821 Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier 't' in /home1/jhicks/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php on line 345

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Earlier this week I was looking at the GoFundMe website in the midst of debating a new project. One of the considerations I have for sites like this is the expense involved. Certainly I don’t expect this type of service to be free. But I started wondering about what net donations might look like. According … Continue reading Friday Fun: Number Crunching ]]>
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Testing PowerShell HashTables http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4800/testing-powershell-hashtables/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4800/testing-powershell-hashtables/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:51:55 +0000 http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/?p=4800 Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier 't' in /home1/jhicks/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php on line 345

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So I’ve been watching the PowerShell Toolmaking Fundamentals course on Pluralsight authored by Adam Bertram.  You may be surprised that I watch other PowerShell related courses, but I always pick up something I didn’t know about, find a new teaching technique or something else that makes me say, “that was cool.” I have found a … Continue reading Testing PowerShell HashTables ]]>
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This Year is for You http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/training/4775/this-years-for-you/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/training/4775/this-years-for-you/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:25:31 +0000 http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/?p=4775 Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier 't' in /home1/jhicks/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php on line 345
If you’ve been following my work for any length of time, you probably have a pretty good idea of what kind of guy I am, the things I am interested in and what matters to me. I’m assuming you’ve seen me at a conference, read one of my books or articles, or follow me on Twitter. … Continue reading This Year is for You ]]>
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Updating Open Live Writer Auto Links with PowerShell http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4752/updating-open-live-writer-auto-links-with-powershell/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4752/updating-open-live-writer-auto-links-with-powershell/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:14:04 +0000 http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/?p=4752 Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier 't' in /home1/jhicks/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php on line 345

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I’m sure it comes as no surprise to you that I do a fair bit of blogging and writing. This means I am always on the look out for tools and tricks to make the process easier. Recently Scott Hanselmen and others announced a resurrection of the old Microsoft Live Writer tool into an open … Continue reading Updating Open Live Writer Auto Links with PowerShell ]]>
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A PowerShell New Year http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4723/a-powershell-new-year/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4723/a-powershell-new-year/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:50:00 +0000 http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/?p=4723 Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier 't' in /home1/jhicks/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php on line 345
First off, let me thank all of you for your support and interest in my work this past year. Without it I’d be another old man sitting in his bathrobe talking to himself. I hope I can keep your interest in 2016. To wrap up the year and to bring in the new, i have … Continue reading A PowerShell New Year ]]>
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A Festive Christmas Message http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4713/a-festive-christmas-message/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4713/a-festive-christmas-message/#comments Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:58:37 +0000 http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/?p=4713 Continue reading A Festive Christmas Message ]]> http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4713/a-festive-christmas-message/feed/ 2