New File Shortcut

I’ve been looking at the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 a lot lately. One very nice part of FSRM is the ability to schedule typical file management tasks. One of the examples from the Microsoft storage team is to create a custom task to move old files to another server and leave a shortcut in place. The files are moved to a more appropriate server and the users can still find their files with practically no fuss. However, this requires Windows Server 2008 R2. If you aren’t there yet, you can use my PowerShell function, New-FileShortCut in your archiving process. Continue reading

TechMentor Orlando 2010 Decks and Demos

I had a great time in Orlando at the TechMentor conference. The crowd was enthusiastic and asked good questions. As promised, here are my slide decks and demos. My sessions tend to be heavy on demonstration so I can’t promise you’ll get a ton of value from the decks alone.  You’ll simply have to attend the next TechMentor.

Scripting, Error Handling and Debugging in Windows PowerShell

Top Ten Command Line Tools Every Administrator Should Know

Take Back Your File Server (slides only as demos were live)

I owe the attendees of my error handling and debugging session some additional information since I ran short of time. Stay tuned for future posts on debugging PowerShell 2.0.  Cool stuff.

If you were in one of my sessions and have a follow up question, feel free to post a comment or email me directly: jhicks at jdhitsolutions.com.  Thanks for all your support and enthusiasm.