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June 3, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Note: My original post with the same titel got lost or something. I have no clue what happened.

Over the years I have gathered a nice collection of modules. Here are some of my favorites:

dbachecks – SQL Server Infrastructure Tests
dbatools – automate database development and server administration
ImportExcel – import/export Excel spreadsheets, without Excel
NTFSSecurity – manage file and folder security on NTFS volumes
Pansies – handling color and cursor positioning via ANSI escape sequences
PoshRSJob – use runspaces to create jobs that allow throttling and quicker execution of commands
PowerLine – richer output and prompts
PSEverything – Powershell access to Everything for fast file system searches
PSLogging – creates and manages log files for your scripts
PSWindowsUpdate – Windows Update Client
SNMP – manage systems using SNMP
SqlServer – automate database development and server administration
Universal Dashboard – cross-platform module for developing websites and REST APIs
VMware.PowerCLI – manage Vmware environments
Z – quickly navigate the file system based on your cd command history

I know there are definitely some gems I am missing or I should switch from one to another.
What are some of your favorite modules?
Did you write one you like to share?
Do you know a nicely curated list of awesome ones?

June 3, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Great topic.

Policy File Editor (local Group Policy) (still don't know how to use get-gpregistryvalue) Wish there was an actual PrintManagement one. Wish the snmp one would resolve hostnames and handle bits (more than 8).

http://brandonpadgett.com/powershell/Local-gpo-powershell/

I could use a replacement for test-connection with a timeout option.