PhillyPoSH 01/03/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials

  1. 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:
    1. Building a copy of your production AD domain
    2. Notifying users of expiring passwords
    3. Dealing with expired computer accounts
  2. 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.
  3. Various other information worth mentioning
    1. User group member Sunny Chakraborty submitted a list of PowerShell commands to retrieve Dell specific WMI objects. A copy of that list can be found here.
    2. Another group member (Name forthcoming!) submitted a list of PowerShell commands to retrieve HP Insight manager WMI Objects. A copy of that list can be found here.
    3. Do not install Windows Management Framework 3.0 (PowerShell 3.0) on the following systems, if you have please uninstall it so that you do not run into any issues with subsequent patches.
      1. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager running on any Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 version
      2. System Center Virtual Machine Manager running on any Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 version
      3. Microsoft Exchange 2007 or 2010 running on any Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 version
      4. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 running on any Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 version
      5. Windows Small Business Server 2008 or 2011
    4. On Twitter? Follow the #PowerShell hashtag or check our Lido Paglia’s Powershell Twitter List.
    5. On Google+? Join the PowerShell community.
    6. Still haven’t purchased a copy of Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches or any other PowerShell book on Manning Publications? Signup for their deal of the day newsletter or check the front page every day to see when it’s on sale!
    7. If you’re looking for .NET assembly browser and decomplier, take a look at Sunny Chakraborty’s favorite utility: ILSpy.

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