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Powershell Script to audit all mapped drives in an OU

Similar to this post: http://powershell.com/cs/forums/p/9777/16289.aspx I'm looking for a powershell script that will let me query all the machines in an OU on my network and see what drives they have ...
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Setup an Account Password Reset to expire in Office 365 Exchange?

Is there a way to setup a user account so that it's password expires (in the next 5 minutes) for purposes of testing out a password expiration policy in Office 365? I'd like to do this on a test user ...
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How do I run my PowerShell scripts in parallel without using Jobs?

If I have a script that I need to run against multiple computers, or with multiple different arguments, how can I execute it in parallel, without having to incur the overhead of spawning a new PSJob ...
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Powershell Script to output all Distribution groups and nested groups into a csv

Hi I'm pretty new to powershell so I might be going about this completely wrong but I have to dump all our companies Distribution groups, their nested groups, and the users of those groups into a csv ...
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Powershell - Create folders and shares from a CSV

I have a repetitive task on Server 2012 R2 I'd love to automate. I have a CSV list of around 40 folder names I want to create (The names in this CSV changes). I then want to have those folders shared ...
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Using Powershell to get a group of specific perfmon counters

I'm trying to set up a script that generates blg files every set amount of time, using powershell. I know this can be done using perfmon XML templates, but for this specific project I have to do it ...
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Can I use Powershell to configure Local group policy settings in windows server 2008 r2

in Windows server 2008 r2 , for this manual process open run >gpedit.msc > computer configuration > windows templates > windows update > specify intranet microsoft update service location > ...
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Dropping attachments when importing millions of .MSG files into Outlook via PowerShell script

For various reason, I need to migration several million emails from one archiving solution to another. The only method of getting the data out of Solution A is by using a proprietary utility to dump ...
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Querying for inactive users from a specific OU using powershell with the help of AD filter and LDAP filter

I am trying to get the list of all inactive members from a specific OU named inactive with the following queries: ...
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New-PSSession across domain boundaries

I am trying to bring up a virtual machine that needs to be able to create new sessions (with New-PSSession). The highly engaging about_Remote_Troubleshooting is my constant companion, of course! ...
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Race conditions in account creation script with email account and Office 365 sync--any good way besides time delay to resolve?

I have a powershell script that I use to create new users. Every year we add hundreds of interns, so automation is crucial. Someone in HR runs the script, so the script is supposed to be foolproof. I ...
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Powershell Get-Process negative memory value

I was making some verifications with Powershell Get-Process cmdlet and got some weird values about some processes. I tested on a server with a SQL Server Instance running and consuming 3GB+ RAM as ...
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Copy specific files listed in a CSV file

I'm working in a Windows 2008 R2 Server and I'm trying to copy certain files listed in a csv file from one partition to another, headers are: ZipFile,Site.A,Site.B ZipFile column contains the ...
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Powershell Security Groups

Active Directory via powershell want to add users to a specific group. But that is a member of a particular group of users that other members do not want to be included in the relevant group. For ...
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How can I create Organizational Units recursively on Powershell?

I'm writing a Powershell script to populate all the company users to a Active Directory from a CSV file. The script uses the Powershell command New-ADUser and it should know, for every user, where is ...
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What's the 64-bit equivalent of `Get-wmiobject win32_service`?

I'm using powershell to get a list of services from several computers to see which ones use the administrator to run. So far I have: Get-wmiobject win32_service | Select -Property startName, ...
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PowerShell - How to break a row with array into mulitple rows?

I am writing a PowerShell script to export users' information including the SharePoint Group(s) he or she belong to. Part of script show below: $web = Get-SPWeb $webURL $users = Get-SPUser -Web ...
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:Powershell Register-ClusteredScheduledTask from XML

I'd like to take my tasks on a non-clustered server, and import them as clustered tasks on a new cluster that has been built and tested. Here's what I have tried: cls ...
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Repeat the csv header twice without “Append” (PowerShell 1.0)

I have prepared a PowerShell script to export a list of system users in CSV format. The script can output the users list with Export-csv with single header row (the header row at top). However my ...
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Can you use a powershell script to find all shares on servers? [closed]

I just want to know all shares on a server, or better all shares in the domain. I was hoping it was possible through a powershell script.
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Errors when attempting to update source files, Server 2012R2 (errors 80073701 and 14081)

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 machine that I installed with Server Core, and then decided that I wanted to switch to GUI. I'll make the long story short: I ran windows updates, and now the source ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...