Episode 31 – Money for Nothin’ and Tips for Free


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

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We have a ton of stuff foryou today.  News, Resources, Tips, and even an old favorite, the Cmdlet of the Week.


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  • EWeek lists PowerShell as #7 on the list of the best Microsoft products of all time
  • SAPIEN has released ActiveXPoSH as a free download
    • The ActiveXPoSH COM component released with PrimalScript 2007 Service build 566 is now available as a free download from SAPIEN.com
  • Microsoft is looking for people to participate in a PowerShell usability study July 22 to 29th
  • Quest has released version 1.1 of their AD cmdlets (from Rod Trent at myITforum.com)
    • The theme of this release was native AD permission management and so we added the following cmdlets in the 1.1 release
      • Add-QADPermission
      • Get-QADObjectSecurity
      • Get-QADPermission
      • Get-QADRootDSE
      • Get-QARSAccessTemplate
      • Get-QARSAccessTemplateLink
      • New-QARSAccessTemplateLink
      • Remove-QADPermission
      • Remove-QARSAccessTemplateLink
      • Set-QADObjectSecurity
      • Set-QARSAccessTemplateLink


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  • "Unix like command for tac?" (reverse cat, or in our case Tnetnoc-Teg)
    • Keith Hill proposes a neat solution using System.IO.FileStream which I found interesting simply because I had never seen that .NET object used before.  However, there was some discusssion on the IRC channel about this and Jaykul pointed out that it would be much faster (for moderate-size files) to just read the whole thing in and print it out in reverse.
    • $foo = gc .tac.ps1; [array]::reverse($foo); $foo
  • Brandon Shell shows us how to use ADSI to change the local admin password
  • Hal has a script up called Get-Parameter.


  • get-variable

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