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Besides looking dumping $PSVersionTable and dumping the variable and env “PS-Drives”, what else can I do to compare PowerShell environments?

Besides looking dumping $PSVersionTable and dumping the variable and env "PS-Drives", what can I do to compare PowerShell environments? Here's the problem: I have very similar machines running ...
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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 = ...
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Adding multiple users from a group to an Active Directory group using Powershell

I have a powershell script that is supposed to go through a specific ou and store the groups into a variable $groups. Here is the code I use in the script: $Groups = Get-ADGroup -Properties * ...
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Viewing Storage Space allocation for physical disk

I have a server that had four disks (2x 4TB and 2x 3TB drives) in a Server 2012 R2 Storage Pool. There are two virtual disks in the pool - a parity disk and a mirrored disk. The idea was to add two ...
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Deploying Server 2012 with DNS role using WDS and answer file

I want to deploy an image using WDS on Server 2012. I will be using an answer file for unattended installation with little touch as possible. My answer file works great but I can't get the auto-logon ...
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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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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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Running New-RDSSessionDeployment Remotely

I'm trying to script the setup of a remote desktop deployment into Azure. I'm using Powershell remoting to connect to the WinRM endpoint on the VM's and execute remote Powershell. For the most part ...
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Query performance counters from powershell

I am trying this script to query performance counters in different localized windows server versions. http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2013/07/19/querying-performance-counters-from-powershell/ ...
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Powershell and sharepoint and updatelistitems() exception

I've got an issue where I keep getting "Exception calling "UpdateListItems" with "2" argument(s): "Exception of type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerException' was thrown." whenever I ...
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Setting a VM boot CD via PowerCLI

I have a sneaking suspicion that this may be a bug, but I'm definitely willing to entertain the possibility that I'm doing things wrong. I have a VMware virtual machine in $vm, and I'm trying to ...
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Getting Group Policy identifier in PowerShell

Some of our computers have a random "local group policy" being set that forces them to check a nonexistent intranet server for Windows Updates instead of using WU over the internet as they should. ...
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Allow Powershell script executed on Exchange server to send mail - best practice?

I've got a single multi-role Exchange 2010 server and a need to execute a Powershell script on monthly schedule. And i really would like to send a report via email to some local company's mailbox by ...
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How to persist credentials in a remote Powershell session?

I have an Azure File Share and would like to use this from my Azure VMs - after persisting the credentials on the VMs with cmdkey and mounting with net use. This was tested by running these commands ...
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Powershell IIS plugin - cmdlets not working

I'm pretty much a novice at Powershell so bear with my noobness. I'm specifically trying to run the "Get-WebBinding" cmdlet (which I have successfully run on some of my other servers) Windows Server ...
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Create shared folder on share automatically

I know there is a group policy where I can map a specific share. What if I want the group policy to create a folder on that share and map it during log on? I know there must be a way to do this in ...
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PowerCLI automation set-cddrive error

When attempting to change ISOs on a powered on guest instance, set-cddrive is returning an error but completing the command. A couple different commands produce the same result: $theVM | Get-CDDrive ...
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“Please Wait” When running startup script, only on Windows 8.1

I have a startup script and I have been testing it on 3 different virtual machines. These machines are running different versions of Windows(7, 8, and 8.1). They all have the same Group Policy applied ...
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Powershell execute Queries using SQLPLUS

I have a RHEL server with Oracle 10G installed. I need to write a powershell script to query my database and get the output. I have imported Posh-SSH module and am able to connect to my RHEL server ...
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Stop automatic reboot with gpedit shutdown script in Windows 2k8

I am search for a way to validate and maybe stop an automatic reboot under windows. E.g. automatic reboot is initialized by windows update. When adding a shutdown script with gpedit this script gets ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Powershell-Script is not exectued correctly

I have a power-shell-script which is called by a batch-file. The batch calls the script after it has set the execution policy to unrestricted. Currently the script does nothing more than writing a ...
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Managing Linux server from PowerShell using built-in credentials

I am the admin of a small Linux cluster running Ubuntu Server 14.04 and my workstation is Windows 10 Technical Preview (yes, a bold move to use it in production). There is an excellent free scriptable ...
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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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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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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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Logman user switch confusion

I'm setting up a powershell script that installs a logman counter on several servers that are in dire need of some performance monitoring. The documentation states that the -u switch works with ...
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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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Calling Physical Path Credentials for Web Applications in IIS

How would I call on the Physical Path credentials property for web applications in IIS using PowerShell? I can't print out the username or password, but I can print the logonMethod which uses the same ...
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how to get mailbox expiration date using cmdlets 2007?

i wants to know which cmdlets used to find the expiration date of mailbox in exchange server 2007. I have a cmdlets that gives mailbox expiration date for exchange server 2013. Is there any equivalent ...
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RDS installation failure on 2012 R2 Server Core VM in Hyper-V Server

I'm currently installing a test-bed for my firms Infrastructure replacement. 10 or so Windows/Linux servers will be replaced by 2 physical servers running Hyper-V server. All services (DC, RDS, SQL) ...
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Remotely edit winrm conf file

Im trying to edit the winrm conf file on remote computer. I dont have the possibility to use GPO edit so i must find another way. I've tried to set the configurations that i need by using the "winrm ...
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Enter-PSSession returns PSRemotingTransportException

When I try to connect to a distant server using Enter-PSSession, I have a PSRemotingTransportException. It says that the user is either unknown or associated with a wrong password. It works with ...
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Why is $job.LastRunOutCome always “Failed”?

I am using sqlps to run a backup job "Backup Something". Set-Location "SQLSERVER:\sql\$hostname\default\jobserver\jobs" $job = Get-ChildItem | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq "Backup Something"} ...
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Exchange (2013) Powershell Connection Error

I am using Windows 2008 R2 with Exchange 2013 I am trying to connect to my exchange server with the following command but receive an error each time: $session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName ...
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Powershell remoting and SPNs

I'm attempting to configure powershell remoting on a newly built server and am confused about something. Specifically, the WSMan listener is configured to use port 5985, but when I add the SPN ...
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Powershell Script Hard drive Inventory

I've created a script to get hard drive information from our servers. The script use WMI to query the Win32_LogicalDisk class and returns "Size (GB)", "Free Space (GB)" and "Free Space (%)" for each ...
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Cannot create partition on disk using PowerShell: “New-Partition : Not enough available capacity”

I'm trying to create two partition on the USB flash drive. The first small 350Mb partition is created fine, but the second throws "New-Partition : Not enough available capacity" even though there is a ...
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Cannot initialize disk in PowerShell : Initialize-Disk throws “The disk has already been initialized”

I'm trying to change the flash drive's partition style to GPT using PowerShell, but the cmdlet throws "The disk has already been initialized" (even though I've cleaned the drive): PS ...
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PowerShell & FileNotFoundException : which file?

I'm trying to follow the instructions in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg697165.aspx, but my powershell script keeps throwing exceptions. It refers to a FileNotFoundException...but I ...
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Detecting missing drivers for Hyper-V Server 2012

Assume I installed Hyper-V Server 2012. Networking is working fine. The server is locked down, only RDP is enabled. Enabling other ports may not be an option as the server is directly connected to ...
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IIS Application Request Routing(Monitoring and management) Powershell

I am working with iis arr powershell... In my iis i have one web farm and in that i have two servers "server1" & "server2"...... My task is Make server1 unavailable gracefully restart server1 ...
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Modifying Authentication on web application / service in IIS(7/.5) via Powershell

I am trying to install a wcf-servce by using New-WebApplication in powershell. It works fine. However, how can I Modify the Authentication? I want to enable Anonymous Access Authentication and disable ...
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PowerShell Remoting: No credentials are available in the security package

I'm trying to use the following script: $password = ConvertTo-SecureString "xxxx" -AsPlainText -Force $cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential("domain\Administrator", $password) ...