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Using PowerShell Parameter Validation to Make Your Day Easier

Scripting Games

A number of entries in the Winter Scripting Games use parameter validation, but some that I have seen may not be using it correctly or to its full potential. Writing …...

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Winter Scripting Games 2014 Tip #2: Use #Requires to let PowerShell do the work for you

Scripting Games

In Version 2 of PowerShell, you had the ability to use #Requires –Version 2.0 to ensure that your scripts/functions would only run at a specified PowerShell version to prevent folks running …...

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Winter Scripting Games 2014 Tip #1: Avoid the aliases

Scripting Games

Having been a judge for the previous 2 Scripting Game competitions as well as competing in the 2 before that, I have seen my share of scripts submitted that didn’t …...

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Working with the WSUS API and the SUSDB Database using PowerShell

PowerShell for Admins

Tthe WSUS API can be used to perform a multitude of WSUS tasks from approving patches, removing clients to creating automatic approval rules to many other things. By diving deeper …...

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Scripting Games 2013: Event 6 Notes

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We have finally hit the final event of the 2013 Scripting Games! The past 6 weeks have given us many amazing scripts and some that were in need of extra …...

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Scripting Games 2013: Event 5 Notes

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With week 5 in the books, I can see that everyone just continues to grow and show some great submissions. Of course, nothing is perfect and can always show areas …...

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Scripting Games 2013: Event 4 Notes

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It is all downhill from here folks! Event 4 is in the books and we only have 2 more to go! Everyone has been doing an outstanding job with their …...

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Scripting Games 2013: Event 3 Notes

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Wow, it is hard to believe that we are now halfway through the Scripting Games! As the events have progressed, I have seen a lot of improvement with the techniques …...

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Scripting Games 2013: Event 2 Notes

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I spent some time last week and this weekend to compile a list of notes of what I have seen with the Event 2 submissions that could show improvement. I touched …...

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Scripting Games 2013: Event 2 ‘Favorite’ and ‘Not So Favorite’

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Event 2 is in the books and with that, it is time to take a look at all of the scripts submitted and make the difficult decisions as to which …...

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