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Remote PS session fails on non-domain server

I'm trying to connect to a non-domain joined remote Win2008R2 server using PS from a Win8 host (same subnet, it's a local VM). Tried everything I could find, nothing works. SERVER: PS ...
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PathTooLongException error when using Get-ChildItem

I'm trying to generate a list of all known file on a file share with Attributes "Archive + Offline". But I keep running into PathTooLongException errors. So far I've only found that Robocopy can work ...
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Invoke-GPUpdate fails even with firewall disabled

PS C:\Users\Administrator> Invoke-GPUpdate -Computer rim-23 Invoke-GPUpdate : Computer "rim-23" is not responding. The target computer is either turned off or Remote Scheduled Tasks Management ...
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Move-ADObject : The operation could not be performed because the object's parent is either uninstantiated or deleted

PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-ADComputer NAME | Move-ADObject -TargetPath "OU=SERVERS,OU=COUNTY, OU=STATE,OU=REGION,OU=COUNTRY,DC=subdomain,DC=mydomain,DC=com" However, I am getting this: ...
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MoveDataPowerShellHost.exe missing from sbserver

We are getting a lot of errors in our eventlog that indicates our sbsmonitoring DB is too big. I've had this once before, so I found a method to recreate that DB. In order to do that, I need a ...
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Can't access Azure VM via RDP any more

I set up an Windows Server VM on Azure last year and after having not logged in for a couple of months I tried to log in recently and strangely it told me my password was incorrect. I proceeded to ...
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Unable to rename computer with powershell

$script = { Rename-Computer -ComputerName "ADMINIS-ID1PS7V" -NewName "SERVER1" } $computerName = "ADMINIS-ID1PS7V" $username = "Administrator" $pw = "123!@#qaZ" # Create Credentials $securepw = ...
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Moving computer with powershell in MDT

I have MDT 2013 deploying several images. With Powershell I would like to move them to the correct OU as well. Is that possible? I was trying with the following but it does not seem to work: ...
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Powershell: Secure Strings with Sysprep

I have two Powershell scripts I'm building for a Windows 7 image. Prior to the image I run PRE-IMAGE.ps1, and it has a line like this in it: $JoinDomainPassword = Read-Host -Prompt "Please enter the ...
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EC2 UserData analog for Windows on ESXI

Are there any analog of the ec2 user data for the Windows on ESXI? I want to solve following task: when new instance starts at the first time on ESXI hypervisor it need to be bootstraped with some ...
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Can you use powershell to “spin up” new VM instances

Learning powershell and working on creating VMs with Hyper-v. I was wondering is there a way or an ideal way to go about installing/setting up guest operating systems as well with it? So far the only ...
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Is it possible to migrate Azure VM image from one Subscription to another Subscription?

I recently captured one azure vm image in one storage account, and planning to migrate this image to another storage account under a different subscription. I used PowerShell Script to run this task, ...
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Bizarre behavior of e-mailed reports (text files) via Task Scheduler

I’m still pretty new to powershell and practical implementations of it… but I created a script to monitor disk health and have some very bizarre results on 2012 R2. Wondering if anyone has seen the ...
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How to get a list of RUs, SPs and other updates installed for Exchange from a command line or PowerShell?

Is there a way to get a list of updates, rollups, service packs installed for the MS Exchange Server from a command line, PowerShell or Exchange Management Shell? I already tried Get-Hotfix, ...
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IIS backup on Multiple servers from Powershell

Can someone help me with backup of IIS on multiple servers from powershell script remotely. I can take backup of IIS from powershell command. backup-webconfiguration -name IIS_backup. Also i have a ...
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How to run mysql prompt in windows powershell ISE?

I want to use PowerShell ISE tab to be able to connect mysql client and tun sql statements, however as soon as I connect to client using following command - >mysql.exe ...
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How to start multiple Azure VM at the same time?

I'm trying to use Powershell scripts to start multiple VMs at the same time. I only know how to start one single VM or all VMs at the same time, but in my case, I only want to make change to selected ...
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Windows Desired State Configuration / DSC: Is there a simple, “flat” way to use them?

The articles all discuss staging, packaging and a bunch of infrastructure aspects. Is it possible to just run the scripts, either locally, or (preferable!) against a remote server? E.g. ...
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Editing XML files from powershell

I have this XML file below which I need to edit. <?xml version="1.0"?> <rdwastr:strings xmlns:rdwastr="urn:microsoft.com:rdwastrings"> <string id="PageTitle">RD Web ...
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PowerCLI Move-VM Returns failure but vm still moves

I have a script that is moving VM's from one datastore to another. I have other logic to protect the Storage backend and fabric from over subscription and to wait to submit new requests at specific ...
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Is it possible to execute Azure automation runbook on Visual Studio?

I am considering about two cases. One is edit runbooks on Visual Studio, then execute them to perform Automation task directly. Another one is that edit runbooks on Visual Studio, then I use ...
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Can I execute Azure Automation Runbook on PowerShell?

Actually I want to run these runbooks by myself, not relying on Automation Part. In this case, I can choose when to deploy them, and also it is flexible for me to choose variables. It would be better ...
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Powershell Array search for keys

I Have an array called $a echo $a gives: url load --- ...
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Powershell - Merging Results in one table

I am new to powershell. I am trying to create a report that shows AD accounts that expire soon. The report should include the User Name, AccountExpirationDate and the Manager. I have the ...
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How do I script a change to the msmq storage location on Windows 2008 R2 server

Is there any way of doing this through a batch or powershell script? I'm looking for a way to set up several new servers. The only thing I found on the subject leads me to believe you cannot: from ...
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How to Automatically Tust Auto Enrolled Code Signing Certificates

In my organization all developers are setup to be granted a Code signing certificate via Auto Enrollment. Additionally, PowerShell is configured by group policy to require all scripts to be signed. ...
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How do I find the mailbox name for an exchange 2010 account so I can connect using mapi

I was redirected here from Stack Overflow, so my apologies if this happens to be off topic. I have an issue at the moment where I am trying to set up a connection between my exchange account and a ...
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Enable Certificate Enrollment Policy and Request a Cert using PowerShell

Right now, I'm doing the following to request a cert from a CEP server: Open gpedit.msc Under Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Public Key Policies, double click ...
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Deleted GAL in EMC and ADSIEDIT now Error

I attempted to delete a Global Address List via Exchange Management Console and ADSIEDIT as I made a typo during the creation. Now when I try to create a new GAL, i get the following error [PS] ...
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Using Powershell to update users home directory

I am trying to change the home directory path to a bunch of users. I wrote a script in Ppowershell which should change the path the username like so: \\serverName\shareName\$_.SamAccountName The ...
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Does Stop-CauRun Stop the Current Server or the Whole CAU action?

When using a PreUpdateScript or PostUpdateScript with "Windows Cluster Aware Updating" and "Updating Run Profiles" would calling the cmdlet Stop-CauRun do any of the following: Would it actually ...
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List mapped zombie drives in powershell

I'm writing a little powershell script for some basic logs that have to be generated. Right now I'm stuck with logging mapped network drives: $colDrives = Get-WmiObject Win32_MappedLogicalDisk ...
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How to retrieve a MDT task sequence variable and use it properly inside Powershell

I'm trying to retrieve a MDT task sequence variable inside a Powershell script, then use that variable in a Powershell function. My problem lies in that the variable I want to retrieve contains a ...
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How do I take an eml file and place it in the inbox for journaling, without sending the email?

I have an archiving system that reads both envelope and legacy journaling messages in an Exchange 2010 environment. The journaling target is simply a mailbox that receives a copy of every SMTP ...
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Batch script is not getting executed when called by Start-Process Cmdlet

I have a strange issue on a Windows Server 2012 R2 here that just does not make any sense to me at all. I've got a PowerShell script that basically has the following structure: Function ...
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Can not install Office 2010 via winrm

I am trying to install Microsoft Office 2010, I have created a MSP and config.xml file so I can do this from Powershell, using the following command: Start-Process "C:\temp\Office2010\x86\setup.exe" ...
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How can I speed up PowerShell cmdlets that are using the -CimSession parameter?

As the title says, how could someone speed up the execution of this tiny script? Am I using the New-CimSession that right way anyway? $computers = Get-ADComputer -SearchBase ...
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Is there a way to tell how long a machine has been in an security group?

Machines get added to a security group to prevent them from getting a GPO. I'd like the machines to get removed after 30 days of being in the group. Ideally, I'd like to also be able to generate a ...
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Batch/Powershell file wont run via Task Scheduler during logoff

I'm having trouble getting my Powershell file to run from Task Schedule during logoff. In short, I'm trying to upload my NTUSER.DAT (roaming profile) to my profiles folder on the file server. Dynamic ...
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Powershell and dsget do not return full results when querying group membership

I'm trying to get information about group membership of certain users. Ultimately I want to automate this in some way but I'm having difficulty extracting the information at all. The problem is that ...
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Powershell AD Group creation script

I am making an AD Group creation script New-ADGroup -Name "CS-WS-PROD-Admin" -GroupCategory Security -GroupScope Global -Path "$OU" -Description "Admin Rights on PROD" -ManagedBy CS-WS-SAR-ADMINS ...
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What's the difference between Remove-WindowsFeature and Uninstall-WindowsFeature?

What's the difference between Remove-WindowsFeature and Uninstall-WindowsFeature? I've used Add- and Remove- on Windows 2008 R2 boxes, but there is now an Install- and Uninstall- which according to ...
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Use Powershell to add items to Access Protection in McAfee Enterprise

I'm guessing this won't work for security reasons, but I thought I'd ask anyway. I'm trying to use powershell to send email notifications for maintenance. I've got the actual notifications and ...
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POWERSHELL: The term 'New-AcceptedDomain' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

I am trying to set-up a multi tenant exchange 2013 environment. Currently we have the 2013 environment in production and have a few companies using it. The drawback however is that each company can ...
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How can I use Powershell to add a site to my IIS or IISExpress server

Is it possible to add a site (and bindings) to my applicationHost.config file for IIS Express or IIS ? here's one I had to manually add (which works perfectly) ... <site name="Our Awesome ...
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How to fix powershell `Import-Module DnsClient` failure 'Cannot process Cmdlet Definition XML'

I seldom use PowerShell but I wanted to use Set-DnsClientServerAddress. Running it directly tells me I need to import module DnsClient. When I run Import-Module DnsClient I get the output below. ...
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Is there any outlook.exe /resetfolders equivalent that can be executed against all Exchange mailboxes?

Outlook can "Restore missing folders for the default delivery location" if ran with a switch "outlook.exe /resetfolders". This is good for just one or two mailboxes. What can I do if I need to do this ...
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Powershell cmdlet requesting optional parameters as mandatory when running as script

I am trying to use powershell to create a script which I use to add vpn connections to windows 8.1 machines. For this microsoft has made the add-vpnconnection cmdlet. When running add-vpnconnection ...
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error in msiexec for mariadb

This fails (and wont let me add /L for logging) and displays the help popup: Start-Process -FilePath msiexec -ArgumentList /i, "C:\app\install\mariadb-10.0.14-winx64.msi", ...
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How to interactively change the password of a user account on a remote windows machine (in the same LAN) from a local machine's command line prompt? [closed]

Suppose there is a user account named testuser on a windows machine and it belongs to the Users group and the Users group only. The current password of testuser is known. The question is, how to ...