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Powershell - Set-ClusteredScheduledTask - Error “Incorrect function.”

I'm experimenting with Powershell to add a ClusteredScheduledTask on a clustered server (Win 2012/R2) Technet sample code gives error: #canned exampled from ...
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Using New-ADComputer's -ServicePrincipalNames

I'm trying to use the New-ADComputer -ServicePrincipalNames parameter with no success. $comp = New-ADComputer -passthru -name "server1" -path "ou=Org2,ou=Org1,dc=mydomain,dc=com" -DNSHostName ...
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How to Create a mailbox in Exchange 2010 with Linux

How do I create from a linux server (with winexe installed) a new mailbox for a user that's already known in Active Directory? When I try the following: ./winexe -U ...
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How to execute a Powershell cmdlet as a specific user and save the return value in a variable?

How can I execute a Powershell cmdlet as a specific user and save the return value in a variable? What I got so far is this snippet Start-Process powershell.exe -Credential $credentials -NoNewWindow ...
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New-ManagedContentSettings - not working properly under Exchange 2010

I have a client that is divesting a business unit into a new AD forest, Exchange org, etc. We're using Quest tools to migrate users and mailboxes. However, I have to build the new infrastructure to ...
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Exchange 2010 Search-Mailbox to delete Exchange Journal emails

I am using this PowerShell command to try and delete emails from our Exchange Journal, [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Search-Mailbox -Identity exchangejournal -SearchQuery ...
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How to access Virtual machine using powershell script

I want to access the virtual machine using powershell script. For that I used below script, Enter-PSSession -computername sheetal-VDD -credential compose04.com\abc.xyz1 where, sheetal-VDD is ...
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How do I create a mailbox in powershell and determine which mailstore it creates it in?

I need to edit a powershell script that creates new users and add a section that creates them a mailbox, problem I am having is that I need it to check the first letter of the username to determine ...
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Exception calling “UploadFile” with “2” argument(s): “The Content-Type header cannot be set to a multipart type for this request.” [duplicate]

I am working with a script that is supposed to first check if a PC is alive then FTP a file to a server. However, when running the script I am getting the following error: Exception calling ...
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Scripting for Public Calendars in Office 365

We have about 10 onsite technicians who do breakfix work. I would like to create a unified calendar that shows all of their appointments for the day, week and month without having to populate it ...
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Best Practices for User folder permissions [closed]

The following is my bat file. Is there a way I can substitute First.Last with usernames from a CSV file? My boss doesn't want to do all the users at once. He's afraid that something may happen so he's ...
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PowerShell - Retrieving files on a remote server via the click of a button on a .aspx web page [migrated]

Here's my problem: I have a PowerShell script which runs successfully when I execute the script from PowerShell itself. However, when the script is called via the click of a button on a web page, it ...
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I am unable to set the owner of a folder back to the user from my bat file

The following bat file is being used to fix permissions for Users in our organization. Everything works perfectly until we try to set the owner back to the user. takeown /F F:\Users\First.Last /R ...
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Invoke-Restmethod breaks script in PS 4.0

I had a Powershell script that used Invoke-RestMethod that was working in powershell 3.0. However, I upgraded to powershell 4.0 to fix a bug in powershell 3. When I did so, my script seems to have ...
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Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services user-credentials

Does anyone know how the "user-credentials" string is encoded/encrypted that is used for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services? Thanks. ...
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PowerShell 'get-ClusterQuorum' output is not showing 'QuorumType' column

PowerShell cmdlet get-ClusterQuorum output is not showing QuorumType column. Has anybody seen this before?
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Powershell Copy Function very slow

We have a main files server for a local office, I placed a ESXI host in one of our data centres, I used the recursive copy function to create a small powershell script, and scheduled this for 9pm. For ...
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Looking for a powershell script that can pull a file from a set of PC's and FTP

I'm looking to write a script (preferably powershell) that will essentially copy a file from a bunch of PC's and FTP it to a server. So the structure of the environment is that we have a file on ...
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Modify CIFS share ACL's

I would like to modify permissions on a number of NetApp CIFS shares (over 100). These are user shares and each share has a different user with "Change" share permission, this permission now needs to ...
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How to catch Exceptions with PowerShell

I am getting this error. Get-WmiObject : The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA) At F:\Code\powershell\network_shutdown\TurnNetworkOff.ps1:19 char:26 + ...
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powershell script that outputs date of the day as a file name

I have a script which lists local admins of all hosts in Active Directory below: $Searcher = New-Object DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher([ADSI]"") $Searcher.Filter = "(objectClass=computer)" ...
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How to start a runbook using web service call to SC Orchestrator in Powershell?

I have System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 and I want to start a Runbook on the runbook server by calling the web service. The orchestrator console works fine if I browse to it like so: ...
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Format disk with diskpart if not formatted

I'm trying to write a script to create and format a partition in Windows Server 2008R2. Now, when disk 1 is selected, I need to format it, only if it is not formatted already. This is what I have ...
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I am getting Invalid class errors for my PowerShell script

When I run this script, I get this error Get-WmiObject : Invalid class “Msvm_ImageManagementService” and Get-WmiObject : Invalid class "MSPower_DeviceEnable" and Get-WmiObject : Invalid class ...
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PowerShell startup script applied via GPO failing ambiguously

Script: $folder = "$env:HOMEDRIVE\TestFolder" New-Item -ItemType directory -Path $folder note that the same group policy error occurs when $folder is set to "C:\..." Execution policy is ...
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Top level files size with powershell

I have the following script it does what I want, but only for one drive (that I have to specify), and on the server I am running it on. I want to be able to do this for every disk in my server and ...
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Small issue with the Domain Name System (DNS) Server Cmdlets

I'm wondering if I need to clear some cache or something with the issue I'm having. I'm trying to remove A records from a DNS Zone and replacing them with a CName record that has the same host name. ...
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Get all MAC addresses in Active Directory using powershell

I would like to collect mac addresses and computer names (hostname) from all domain computers in our organization. How can I handle this thing using powershell? Please advise
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Automate app pool recycling of an Azure Cloud Service Web Role

How can I script (e.g. using PowerShell) the action to recycle the app pool of a web site hosted in a Web Role on Azure Cloud Services? Only one instance of the cloud service is running (used for ...
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robocopy says its receiving invalid parameters in when used in powershell script

I'm attempting to use robocopy in a PowerShell script, but currently failing. When I run the following command manually robocopy \\corporatesystem00.local.com\C$\Maven\ ...
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Force active directory replication after joining a server to a domain?

I'm trying to create more 'self-service' virtual machines for the developers to use. On of the requirements is after running a script to bootstrap the machine and join it to the domain, that the ...
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Strange format-list behavior in this PowerShell script

I have a weird behavior with format-list. When I paste the following code directly into the shell - everything works like a charm: @("Administrator","SomeUser","SomeOtherUser") |% { ...
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What is the upper limit (maximum limit ) of WinRM MaxShellsPerUser

For executing the remote powershell commands i need to configure WsMan, In WsMan MaxShellsPerUser specifies the maximum number of concurrent shells that any user can remotely open on the same ...
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PowerShell Task Scheduler works but also throws Exception

I'm running into a roadblock trying to narrow down the cause of a powershell exception. Deployment: Server is being deployed with a Server 2012 clone with standardized machine and admin name which ...
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Extract Summary property from VMM with PowerShell

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 running SCVMM 2012. I successfully removed a virtual machine, according to the Jobs output from VMM, as seen in this screenshot. As you can see, the VM has a red ...
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Set CMTrace Font

Might be a bit of a long shot but I was wondering if anyone knew of, or could speculate on, a way to change the default font of CMTrace. It seems to use some Sans-Serif font. I'd like to change it to ...
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Powershell command providing incomplete list

This PS command is only returning 10 out of 12 groups that the user is member of. Anyone know why that will be? Get-ADUser -Identity username -Properties memberOf | Select -ExpandProperty memberOf ...
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Powershell Install-WindowsFeature Application-Server (and subfeatures) and assign certificate

I want to use a Powershell script to install Application Server on a windows 2012 server. When using the wizard, it prompts for you to select a certificate (for WS-Atomic Transactions) from the local ...
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How do I display a string property?

In the scenario below, how do I use a .NET method to display the pscomputername property, returned by Get-DnsServerForwarder? Get-DnsServerForwarder -ComputerName db3testads001 | gm EnableReordering ...
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In which version of windows is powershell installed by default?

As title says. I just installed XP SP2 and i was expecting to have PowerShell 1.0 installed; however, it isn't. It seems I have to manually install it. If I upgrade to SP3 do I get PowerShell. From ...
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How can I probe an SMB share for unencrypted access?

I am enabling SMB encryption with: Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EncryptData $true -Force From a monitoring service, I want to verify that only encrypted connections are accepted. How can I attempt ...
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Powershell IIS works in command line but not in asp.net

I am trying to run a add-website script via asp.net. Where I want to be able to easily add new websites as an administrator. But I have the issue the command is not recognized. The command line ...
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AD Group and Distribution Group with O365

I have a O365 with Exchange, and a local AD. I want to manage distribution groups and distribution groups members via PS scripts (that will run by scheduled task), that look users' AD attributes ...
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Powershell Get-Process : Couldn't connect to remote machine

Been struggling with this for a couple days now. I'm getting the following error: PS C:\> get-process -ComputerName Win2012r2 get-process : Couldn't connect to remote machine. At line:1 char:1 ...
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Moving a group of students to another group and changing memberships after moved? [closed]

I'm a powershell noobie and need some help developing a script. I work for a school district and we current have our AD setup as *.*(server name) -> District -> *, , ...(school names by initials). ...
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My PowerShell $profile path has no $HOME prepended

I have PowerShell installed on two different Server 2008 R2 systems. On one system, $HOME is prepended to $profile, but on the other nothing is prepended: Server 1 (PowerShell 2) PS C:\> echo ...
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How do I check for a specific IP Address, and then change it if it does not exist?

I am trying to test for a specific IP Address and then change it if it is not there in Powershell. I am not sure what is wrong with my code: if($wmi.ipaddress -ne "10.0.0.15") {$wmi = Get-WmiObject ...
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Can I force powershell to ignore mouse input?

I'm running a basic Powershell script on a remote server, and while it's running, it ignores keyboard input completely. This is intended. When, however, you click anywhere in the Powershell window, ...
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Move-Item command only partially succeeding

I'm running a simple script to archive SMDR logs using Windows Server 2008 R2's Task Scheduler. The last line of the script is as follows -- dir c:\smdr -Filter *.txt | where-object {$_.basename -eq ...
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Get-MaskingSet in PowerShell 2.0

I'm trying to retrieve the current masking sets using PowerShell 2.0 on a Windows Server 2008 R2. Unfortunately, the cmdlet Get-MaskingSet does not exist under this PowerShell version. Are there any ...