PhillyPoSH 06/05/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials

Jeff Hicks gave a presentation entitled “Getting Started with Desired State Configuration (DSC)”. During his talked Jeff gave an overview of DSC and walked through an example of a push mode configuration. A copy of his presentation materials are available here. A recording of this meeting has been posted to our YouTube channel   Related posts: PhillyPoSH 02/07/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 12/06/2012 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 02/06/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 04/04/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials


PhillyPoSH 05/01/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials

Boe Prox gave a presentation entitled “Managing WSUS with Windows PowerShell”. During his talked Boe went over the various ways you can orchestrate WSUS using PowerShell. A copy of his presentation materials are available here. We then had a group discussion around: Lido Paglia and John Mello discussed their experiences and what they learned at the 2014 PowerShell Summit,, The differences between how Active Directory Users and Computers displays groups when compared to Get-Aduser in regards to primary group membership. In PowerShell the primary group is only returned in the PrimaryGroup property and all other groups are returned in the MemberOf property, while ADUC […]


PhillyPoSH 04/04/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials

Ashley McGlone gave a presentation entitled “Demystifying The PowerShell Scripting Process”. During his talked Ashley broke down the script creation process by starting with a task and working through the cmdlet discovery process to build a repeatable task into a script. A copy of his presentation materials are available on his blog We then had a group discussion around: DSC and how various group members are using/testing it WMF 5.0’s OneGet ConEmu a windows console emulator A recording of this meeting has been posted to our YouTube channel Related posts: PhillyPoSH 08/01/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 11/07/2013 meeting summary and […]


PhillyPoSH 03/06/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials

Bartek Bielawski gave a presentation entitled “OMI : PowerShell Everywhere”. During his talk Bartek discussed and gave examples of how to CIM cmdlets and CDXML commands to manage everything in your datacenter. A copy of his presentation materials are available on our GitHub Repository. We then had a script club where various members presented scripts they were working on A recording of this meeting has been posted to our YouTube channel; please note that there are some audio issues near the end of the recording. Related posts: PhillyPoSH 08/01/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 11/07/2013 meeting summary and presentation […]


PhillyPoSH 02/06/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials

Art Beane gave a presentation using PowerShell to automate applications using COM . A copy of his presentation materials are available on our GitHub Repository. Due to recording issues, we do not We do have a recording of this meeting on our YouTube channel. Related posts: PhillyPoSH 08/01/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 11/07/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 03/06/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 05/01/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials


PhillyPoSH 01/09/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials

Lido Paglia gave a presentation entitled “A PowerShell beginner’s guide to using GitHub”. During his talk Lido went over the history of GitHub and how you can use it to manage your scripts and to collaboratively code (e.g. The Winter Scripting games!). A copy of his presentation materials are available on our GitHub Repository. Lido Paglia and John Mello both went over their approach to the homework problem they presented during the 11/07/2013 meeting. You can find a copy of Lido’s and John’s script in our GitHub Repository. A recording of this meeting has been posted to our YouTube channel; […]


PhillyPoSH 12/05/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials

 Sunny Chakraborty gave an in-depth presentation on WMI Eventing using PowerShell. A copy of his presentation and scripts can be found here, and a recording of his presentation can be found on our YouTube channel. If you want to learn even more about WMI, Sunny recommends checking out Alain Lissoir’s webpage and downloading he WSH and VBS scripts hosted on his site for the two books he was written: “How to exploit the power of Microsoft’s WMI to create mission-critical computing infrastructures” and “Leveraging Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Scripting“ Announcements: January’s meeting will be on the 2nd Thursday (01/09/2014) of January […]


PhillyPoSH 11/07/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials

John Mello gave a presentation on a script that searches a mailbox for an email by subject and downloads any attachments it may contain. A copy of his scripts can be obtained here. Jason Helmick, Senior Technologist at Concentrated Tech and Windows PowerShell MVP, gave a presentation on “Understanding the Pipeline – Getting your one-liners to work!” A copy of his script can be found here. A recording of Jason Helmick’s presentation can be found on our YouTube channel. Due to audio issues, John Mello’s portion is not included in the recording. Announcements Tickets are still available for the 2014 PowerShell […]


PhillyPoSH 10/03/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials

John Mello gave a presentation on creating HTML reports in PowerShell, a copy of his presentation and scripts can be found here TJ Turner gave a presentation on Community Defined Best Practices, a copy of his presentation can be found here We had user error audio issues with Lync throughout the meeting so a recording will not be posted to our YouTube channel, We celebrated our 1st anniversary! Related posts: PhillyPoSH 12/06/2012 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 05/02/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 08/01/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 11/07/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials


PhillyPoSH 08/01/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials

John Mello gave a presentation on Tips and Tricks learned from the 2013 Scripting Games, a copy of his presentation and scripts can be obtained here Various group members contributed to a Script and Tell, scripts and participant names are forthcoming. A recording of the meeting is available on our YouTube channel, please note that the recording ends about 5 minutes before our meeting was done. Related posts: PhillyPoSH 12/06/2012 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 05/02/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 10/03/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 11/07/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials


PhillyPoSH 07/11/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials

Active Directory SDK team member and former Senior Programing writer for the Windows PowerShell team, Jun Blender gave a presentation on The Hidden Charms of Windows PowerShell 3.0 via Lync. You can get a copy of her presentation here and see a recording of the Lync meeting on our YouTube channel Microsoft Technology Evangelist Yung Chou gave demonstration on how to use the PowerShell Azure cmdlets to automate data center deployments You can try doing the same and test server 2012 R2 out with a free 1-month trial of Windows Azure General Announcements The Microsoft Virtual Academy is hosting 2 separate […]


PhillyPoSH 05/02/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials

Jeff Wouters gave an excellent presentation via Lync on: Avoiding the pipeline Improving your learning curve Improving your teaching curve John Mello gave a presentation and demo of script that uses Exchange multi-valued custom attributes to store information on when to remove users from a security group after a specified amount of days. Standalone meeting material links PhillyPosh_2013-05-02_ScriptClub PhillyPosh_2013-05-02_Presentation_JeffWouters Related posts: PhillyPoSH 12/06/2012 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 08/01/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 10/03/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 11/07/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials


PhillyPoSH 02/07/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials

Jeff Hicks (Microsoft MVP and Author) gave a presentation on “Getting Started with PowerShell Advanced Functions”. You can download the presentation and example scripts here and watch a recording of the presentation below on our YouTube channel. [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77VbOO14DFE&feature=youtu.be”] You can keep up with Jeff at his blog, on Twitter, and on Google Plus We would also like to thank Interfacett and Powershell.org for providing funding for this meeting! Related posts: PhillyPoSH 06/05/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 10/03/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 12/05/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials PhillyPoSH 03/06/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials


PhillyPoSH 01/03/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials

User group member Greg Martin gave a presentation on Active Directory and PowerShell. A copy of his presentation can be found here and included the following topics: Building a copy of your production AD domain Notifying users of expiring passwords Dealing with expired computer accounts User group member Sunny Chakraborty gave a presentation on how to use the techniques of Prof George Poyla and Chess Grandmasters in order to improve your scripting skills. A copy of his presentation materials can be found here. Various other information worth mentioning User group member Sunny Chakraborty submitted a list of PowerShell commands to retrieve […]


PhillyPoSH 12/06/2012 meeting summary and presentation materials

John Mello gave a presentation entitled “Intro to PowerShell’s Pipeline, Part 1″. A copy of his slide deck and code examples are available here. Script Club : John R. Nahrgang and Lido Paglia presented a work in progress script that returns all the members of the Local Administrators Group on a filtered list of Active Directory PCs. A copy of the script is available here. Various other information worth mentioning. In response to last month’s script club, Carl Larson submitted a script that splits an Active Directory users’ distinguishedName into an array and then put’s it back together so that you can get the Parent OU. This script is […]