Tag Archives: Automation

Reboot and Reload

After a terrific few years at SAPIEN Technologies, I’m back on my own. This site will be my new home. I’ve revamped the title, but I think it more accurately describes my subject matter. Even though I write extensively about scripting and PowerShell, which I’ll continue to do, the topic is really a means to an end. I strongly believe that scripting and automation technologies are essential keys to success for Windows administrators with too much work on their plates and not nearly enough time or resources.

I hope to use this blog as a foundation for sharing tips, scripts, solutions, advice and anything else I can do to make your job easier. This will also be the place I’ll announce new books, writing projects, training classes and anything else I’m up to professionally that I think you might like so I hope you’ll subscribe.  By the way, the SAPIEN Technologies blog is still active and I hope you stay subscribed as it is the best way to keep on top of new offerings.

In the mean time I hope you’ll stay subscribed to this blog, follow me on Twitter and let me know what would make your life easier. Please feel free to post comments here or email me directly jhicks@jdhitsolutions.com


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.

The site’s aim is to offer a wealth of information for enterprise management. You’ll find white papers, blog posts, video demos and material that will hopefully make your job a little easier. My posts will be primarily Active Directory task based, such as creating a disabled users report or finding all empty groups. I’ll be leaning heavily on topics from Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM.

Look for my posts on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 15 in the articles section.

Updated Domain Password Script

This month’s Mr. Roboto column offers a script you can use with PowerShell to build a domain password report. There were few issues that came up which have since been resolved. You can download the latest version, currently 1.2 at www.jdhitsolutions.com/scripts in the Mr. Roboto section.