ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 03-January-2020

In the first ICYMI of 2020 the topics include: working with PDFs, AD Users, Remote Computers and more...

Special thanks to Robin Dadswell, Prasoon Karunan V, Kiran Patnayakuni and Kevin Laux.

Using PowerShell to Get (and Export) AD Group Members

by Adam Bertram on 27th December

A popular use of PowerShell is working with Active Directory Directory Services (AD). There are so many time-saving things PowerShell can do with AD objects. Using PowerShell get AD group members and groups saves a ton of time.

Merging, splitting and creating PDF files with PowerShell

by Przemyslaw Klys on 29th December

What better way to end a good year than with the release of the new PowerShell module. If the title of today's blog post isn't giving it up yet, I wanted to share a PowerShell module called PSWritePDF that can help you create and modify (split/merge) PDF documents.

Invoke-Command: Dealing with offline computers

by Mike Kanakos on 30th December

When you need to run PowerShell commands against a large set of computers with the PowerShell cmdlet Invoke-Command, you often have to deal with offline computers. In this post, you will learn how to deal with unresponsive machines.

Using PowerShell to View and Change BIOS Settings

posted on 30th December

Good article detailing how you can read and edit bios settings using WMI and PowerShell.

Step-by-Step Guide: Crete Azure VM using Managed Image

by Dishan M. Francis on 30th December

If you have a custom image to deploy on prem you would use something like WDS. In this post Dishan explains how to deploy your managed images in Azure.

Reddit /r/PowerShell - Most Popular Weekly Post

Reddit user shares a github project. The project is a PowerShell based command line tool to help with routine tech support tasks.

Tweet of the Week

Happy New Year https://github.com/jdhitsolutions/PSCalendar

Youtube: PowerShell Notebook Module

Doug Finke talks through automation of PowerShell Notebooks with PowerShell at the command line, exports to Excel and more.

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