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AuthorizationManager error when running ANY Powershell script (Invalid class also)

One of our Win Server 2008R2 crashed today, then after restarting it, I cannot run any Powershell script on it, I get the error "AuthorizationManager check failed." When I run the Get-ExecutionPolicy ...
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Find Full or Differential backup from .bak (with powershell or by any other means)

I'm trying to determine whether an MS SQL backup file (.bak) is Full or Differential. Is there an easy way to do this? A way of doing this in powershell?
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How to override the “get-childItem” command in Powershell?

Could I override this command? I want to do my own job when I execute the "Get-ChildItem" command in Powershell.
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Disable NIC advanced properties in Windows server 2008/2012

I have some Rackspace VM's and need to disable these advanced NIC properties: Correct TCP/UDP checksum value IPv4 checksum offload Large receive offload Large send offload version 2 TCP checksum ...
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Importing available module into PowerShell v2.0 results in error

I'm trying to import a PowerShell module to do some SSH work. I've unlocked all of the files I'm trying to import in the module. The module itself is located in a directory where modules are to be ...
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Why can't I use the Powershell command Send-MailMessage from a given server?

I'm trying to use the following command (without the line break) to relay email through an Exchange 2013 server from another server. The sending server is listed with explicit permission to relay ...
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one of two parameters mandatory

I'm trying to make a solid PowerShell function with parameters. Now the problem is I don't get the ParameterSetNames to work. What I want to get is that computername OR ipaddress is always ...
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Replacing a string in an XML with Powershell causes MALFORMED XML

I have a rather large XML file that I need to replace some connection strings within. I use the following code to replace the strings: $temp = Get-Content .\bigxmlfile.xml $temp.replace("STRING1","...
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Powershell sort-object, csv

I got two *.csv files. The first contains this IP, MAC, Name, Comment 10.10.122.1, 66-55-44-33-22-11, testuser1, this is testuser 1 10.10.122.100, 66-55-44-33-22-12, testuser2, this is testuser 2 10....
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New-ADUser ADException NotSpecified

I am receiving an error when I run this powershell command to add a new user: PS > New-ADUser -Name "user1" -GivenName "test" -Surname "User" -Path "ou=Users" The error returned when run is: ...
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How can I retrieve the device information?

From Windows Server 2012 R2, how can I retrieve a device's vendor name and model number without physically opening the machine? For instance, PCI cards. Get-WmiObject Win32_PNPEntity returns a bunch ...
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How do I invoke scanstate from the USMT for a large number of PCs?

I've already customized all of my XML files, but I'm having trouble figuring out the logistics of how to script scanstate to run on a large (~50) number of PCs remotely. I have a list of PCs and the ...
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Powershell arrays and comparissons

Im a Linux Sys Admin by profession, but am having to do some powershelling. My problem is this: Im getting a list of active users from the AD with this command: $allusers= get-aduser -Filter {...
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What is the difference between Approve or Approve for Optional Install In WSUS

I have been diving into Powershell for methods to deal with my WSUS better. I have noticed that an update gives the option of Approve or ApproveForOptionalInstall. Whilte I can find many articles ...
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SSL Certificate management with Powershell DSC

I have a third-party issued certificate that I need to ensure is running on all targets in a given domain. Is there a way to ensure this certificate is installed by way of DSC?
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Powershell - Sort-Objects, list of IP Adresses

I got a /20 network and I want to know all used IP Adresses and their attributes like the MAC, the name and the description plus all free addresses between the used ones so that I got a long list ...
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Managing Windows Powershell from Linux terminal

I manage Windows Server 2012 servers. I'm learning PowerShell to manage these servers through command line. My workstation runs Ubuntu and I usually manage Linux servers by connecting via SSH. Is ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Find files related to a Role or Feature

I have a strange requirement from a client. I need to be able to enumerate the list of files/folders that have been installed by a Role or Feature in Windows Server 2012 (R2 if the release# matters). ...
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Missing DomainControllers in Active Directory Object

We are setting up a new network environment that will have two domain controllers and ran into an issue with Windows not recognizing the existing domain controllers (DC-01 and DC-02) as Domain ...
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Adding a new Exchange 2013 mailbox from Powershell error

I am trying to add a new mailbox via the Powershell and I get the following error: #New-ADUser -Name AreallyTest -SamAccountName AreallyTest -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString Password1234 -...
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relationship between user and computer

I have been using Get-ADUser and Get-ADComputer a few times to help troubleshoot problems in the system. I have seen a few ways of identifying which user is logged on a specific machine through ...
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Get-Cluster cmdlet fails when using -Name param

Summary When I call Get-Cluster powershell returns the name of my cluster. For simplicity sake, lets call it Cluster1. If I call Get-Cluster -Name Cluster1 it fails with an error. Error: Get-...
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Powershell script that executes another powershell remotely

It's a long story, but I need to create a SQL trigger that executes a script remotely which executes another script remotely (yeah, I know). I'm using PowerShell. I have started at the end: Get-...
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Which mailbox information will get-mailbox return after I move a mailbox?

Assume, I move a mailbox from one database to another. Within the retention period, get-mailboxstatistics will return mailbox information for both databases ie. there will be two entries for the same ...
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Powershell script for specifically OU

Need help with hte following, a script that can export all members of a specifically OU with in that multiple security groups. Location of the OU is; OU=Security Groups,OU=Public folders,OU=Exchange,...
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Powershell use Get-WinEvent with hashtable to query very specific time range

I'm trying to make a powershell script that essentially automates the account lockout tools. ideally I'll be able to get a fairly efficient query that can identify recently locked out accounts then ...
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What are the cases when get-mailboxstatistics cmdlet returns duplicate mailbox information?

I'm using Exchange 2010 and sometimes I've noticed that the cmdlet get-mailboxstatistics returns duplicate mailbox information. For example, if I move a mailbox from one database to other, the cmdlet ...
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Running Get-MessageTrackingLog as a job in Powershell

I'm trying to create an Exchange 2010 script that will search each transport server as a job. I try the following: $transportserver = get-transportserver foreach ($ts in $transportserver) { $...
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Import Powershell AD Module during MDT Task Sequence

I have written this short powershell script to rename a computer as part of an MDT task sequence: Import-Module ActiveDirectory $AdminUsername = 'domain.com\administrator' $AdminPassword = 'password'...
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NRPE (Winrpe) Powershell Command - Unable to read output in Nagios

I'm trying to run an Powershell script from NRPE.cfg and get the output in Nagios. When i run the script on the local (Windows) server, everything is just fine. But when i put it in the NRPE.cfg en ...
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Powershell execution policy within SQL Server

Can anyone help? Firstly I apologise if this is the wrong forum and for the amount of text you have to read. I'm not allowed to post images yet and a picture is worth a thousand words..... When ...
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looping Get-ReceiveConnector to grab multiple receive connectors

This is on a Windows 2008R2 server running Exchange2010. I would like to use powershell and "Get-ReceiveConnector" to grab information from about 20 configured receive connectors. Ultimately we are ...
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Microsoft Exchange 2010: How can I get a count of e-mails received for a particular mailbox for a particular date?

I am using Microsoft Exchange 2010. How can I get a count of e-mails received for a particular mailbox for a particular date? For example I want to see how many e-mails london.sales-inbound@company....
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Duplicate current powershell session in a new window

Is it possible to duplicate a powershell session in a new window? I often find that I've created environment variables, activated a specific python virtualenvironment, defined one-off functions, ...
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How to plan a script to be executed at session end inside a powershell script?

I am writing a login script in Powershell which install a amount of printers, depending on the user currently loggin into Windows 7. I would like this user to remove the printers it have installed as ...
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Page files size from CSV

I've got the following script, that checks the page file size on a remote server, is it possible to run this against a CSV file of hostnames? clear $strComputer="computername" $PageFile=Get-...
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Unselectable (?) Property in IIS Powershell Module

dir iis:\apppools Gives 3 properties: Name, State and Applications. I'd like to isolate "Applications" but for some reason it's nowhere to be found on the Get-Member list. TypeName: Microsoft....
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How do you manually set Powershell's OneGet repository source to Chocolatey?

The OneGet Powershell module should ship with the default repository being Chocolatey. This is shown in the documentation found here. However when I run Get-PackageSource it returns PSGallery and ...
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How can I force dnscmd.exe to provide its output in English?

How can I force dnscmd.exe to provide its output in English? I have automation that parses the output of various dnscmd commands, such as dnscmd /info > dnsInfo.txt. I'm using PowerShell to ...
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cUrl for an HTTPS address/domain times out unless previously accessed from browser

I've lost a couple days to this problem and hope it sparks a thought from someone. I am integrating several systems together using Powershell scripts. One of the two services I am connecting to (...
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Need to format power shell output

I am pretty new to powershell and have been trying various ways to split the results from the following powershell script I found but have had no luck. At the moment the script list everything in 4 ...
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How can I generate a list of the security groups a set of users belong to?

I have been asked to generate a list of the security groups (so specifically not the distribution groups) that a list of approximately 50 users belong to. I have a list of users, users.txt that ...
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Find last run defrag WMI or Reg key

I am trying to discover if there has been a defrag run on our servers. To save myself going to each one and loading the defrag program and checking the "Last Run" column I thought WMI might have this ...
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Pipeline input to functions - Write-progress and Alias

I'm currently working on a script to gather a whole lot of information from computers in a domain. As I want to show how far it has come along (the task may run for hours or minutes) I wanted to use ...
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Give users access to Set-Mailbox command to change -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota -Prohibit SendQuota and -IssueWarning in Exchange 2010

Is it possible to give users access to Set-Mailbox command to change -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota -ProhibitSendQuota and -IssueWarning parameters on every mailbox on Exchange server 2010 without giving ...
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Exchange Powershell - Creating Distribution Groups

I'm trying to add some new distribution lists to exchange using the below. C:\>Import-CSV "c:\external.csv" | foreach {New-DistributionGroup -Name $_.name -Type $_.Type} I've created a CSV file ...
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Getting list of users indirectly members of an AD group through LDAP

I'm having a bit of a problem with LDAP search that should specify whether a user is a member of a given AD group or not (recursively). Basically, what I'm doing is issue a LDAP search with the ...
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AD Management via powershell on 2008 enterprise

windows server 2008 enterprise, without hyper-v x64 We have a client server that I am trying to automate some functions on using power shell directly on the server. I have the gateway service ...
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Unrecognized element 'ProviderOption' when trying to use Powershell Set-WebConfigurationProperty

I am trying to build a Powershell script to automate connection string changes to our deployed web applications. I am trying to use the WebAdministration command Set-WebApplicationProperty but am ...
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Script for finding users who does not have specific aliases entry - not working

I wrote the below script for finding users who does not have specific aliases entry in the exchange account, but it returns all user in the OU. can someone help. thank you Get-Recipient –...