During my Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell session at Techmentor Orlando, an attendee asked about finding when a user’s password would expire. He wanted to be able to come in on Monday morning and run a report to find whose passwords were going to expire during the week. I didn’t have the time to go into a solution then, but promised something on my blog, and here it is.
As promised, I have put together the most current versions of my slide decks and demos. A word of caution on the demos: many of them were designed to be used with my Start-Demo function, which essentially steps through the demo file one line at a time. The AD demos do include a few scripts but don't assume that anything is ready to run. Use the demos more for review or as a jump start for your own scripts.
|Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell||Slide deck||demo files|
|Getting Started with PowerCLI||Slide deck||demo files|
|PowerShell Scripting Best Practices||Slide deck||demo files|
In my PowerCLI session I also showed a VMware health check script written by Alan Renouf. You can download that script from his site.
I hope you found the sessions informative and useful. Of course a conference presentation just gets you started. If you or your organization would like more fomallized traiining, just ask.
During my PowerShell scripting best practices at Techmentor last week I mentioned a function I had to convert a PowerShell transcript to a script file. Since there’s very little difference between an interactive session and a script, parsing the transcript can yield 80% or more of a script very quickly. I wrote such a function several years ago. What I was really thinking about was my convert history to script function. But, since I mentioned it and a few people have asked, I’ve dusted off the transcript to script function and polished it up for PowerShell 2.0. Continue reading
I will be presenting 3 sessions at Techmentor Orlando 2011. The conference runs March 14-18, 2011 at the Disney Yacht Club. My sessions are all on Wednesday March 16. In addition to all the other fabulous material at the conference I will be presenting the following: Continue reading
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.
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.
I will be presenting several sessions at Techmentor in Orlando, FL March 8-12, 2010. I will be doing the following sessions:
- Take Back your File Server (learn about Server 2008 file management features)
- Top 10 Non-PowerShell CLI Tools you MUST Know (learn about other command line tools that can get the job done)
- Scripting, Error Handling and Debugging Windows PowerShell (learn how to create more robust PowerShell scripts and functions)
Obviously there are a ton of other great sessions aimed at helping you solve real-world challenges you are facing today. Plus it’s a great opportunity to meet your favorite tech experts like Don Jones, Greg Shields, Mark Minasi and Jeremy Moskowitz. I know I always look forward to meeting people and chatting about what they are working on or problems they need figured out.
Register before Dec. 16, 2009 to get the best possible price. I hope to see you there.
If you are thinking about what conferences to attend next year, I hope you’ll consider joining me in Orlando for the Spring TechMentor show. The show runs March 8-12, 2010 in sunny Orlando, FL. This is a great show where you can take away a ton of information that you can put to work immediately. The presenters want to give you information you need NOW. It’s not a giant show like TechEd which makes it very easy to network with others and really get to know the speakers. Personally, I love hanging out with people and am more than happy to have my brain picked over.
I have sessions on PowerShell, file management, and Windows administration. Afterwards I’m happy to chat about whatever is on your mind.
Oh…if you have some books you want signed, bring ‘em along. Especially if you want the Windows PowerShell 2.0: TFM signed. This will be one of the rare times when Don and I will both be in the same place at the same time.
Learn more about all the other sessions and register at http://techmentorevents.com/events/techmentor-spring-2010/home.aspx. I hope to see you there and that you’ll stop by and say ‘Hi’.