PowerShell is Microsoft's new scripting language in 2006, and significantly upgraded in 2009. It allows interpreted scripts based on PowerShell cmdlets and .NET primitives.

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Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration Connection Broker connects to localhost

I am running the following command from a PowerShell console on a Windows 8 machine, trying to configure a Server 2012 R2 RDS Connection Broker: Import-Module RemoteDesktop ...
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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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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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add certificate to all files in EFS-folder with script

I try to set up collective access to EFS-folder. I want to add certificates of all users to all files in folder. Is it posible do with using powershell scripts or some another way? Thanks.
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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 ...
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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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IIS 8: Setting the application pool username is ignored

I do this on IIS 7.5: Create an application pool, "testpool", and set the username and password to match one that exists in the AD. Then in powershell as administrator: Import-Module ...
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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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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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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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ftp get won't save on Windows Server

From a Windows Server 2012, using PoweShell, I connect to a remote device through ftp and run get to retrieve a file. The process goes through with no problems but the file doesn't get saved on to my ...
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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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How to install Admin tools on Windows 7 and Windows XP workstations via powershell?

we have around 250 workstation(mix of windows 7 and XP SP3) ; we are delegating those users some admin tasks via task pads and they need admin tool pack(containing AD tools such as dsa.msc etc) for ...
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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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PowerShell Calculated Properties

I'm trying to use a calculated property on Get-VM. I want to get the shortened version of the hostcluster property using split, but its not working. Here's an example of what I'm trying to do: ...
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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) ...
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PowerShell script halts execution when Windows XP PC is locked

I have the following script that does a continuous ping and reports failures. It works fine, except the loop apparently "suspends" when the computer is locked. I have confirmed this by starting the ...
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Can you use SQLite 64 bit odbc from powershell

Basically, my question is "Does this combo work for anyone," and, "Can you see what I am doing wrong" I have installed 64 bit ODBC driver for sqlite, downloaded from this page. I am running ...
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Powershell: Cannot connect via SSL

Am following "secrets to powershell remoting" to setup an SLL account and seem to be missing a step. I ran Winrm create winrm/config/Listener?Address=*+Transport=HTTPS ...
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Office 365 Mounted Workspaces disconnect after 2 hours - How to work around?

I'm trying to get my sharepoint workspaces on office 365 to mount like network drives. I can achieve this following microsoft guidelines, but after a while this fails. The user has to login again to ...
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Exchange 2003 Strip Email Attachments save to User file

I'm currently using this vba script (locally on client) to strip email attachments from user's folder to and move to user document folder and then replace with a pointer in the email to reference the ...
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iis6 silent installation from a remote machine

I am trying to install iis6 on a remote machine running windows 2003 through powershell remoting. It does not seem to work. The same script works fine when run from the local machine. I have been ...
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Certreq -retrieve can't find the specified CA

I'm currently writing a Powershell script and have run into a bit of a roadblock. Basically, the script requests, approves, and retrieves new certificates from our CA using certreq.exe and ...
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Using Powershell to set user permissions in Reporting Services

Apologies if this appears to be a gimme-teh-codez question, but i'm asking this because i'm a n00b when it comes to Powershell. How do i use Powershell to add a particular domain user or group to a ...
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Is there Powershell way to re-apply a restored password for the IIS IUSR account?

On one of our IIS web servers the IUSR account suddenly expired or got corrupted, I recovered the password from the IIS metabase (using Cscript adsutil.vbs get w3svc\anonymoususerpass after switching ...
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Moving a group of students to another group and changing memberships after moved?

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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Automating Application Dependencies and Return Codes

I'm developing an end-to-end Application creation automation into SCCM 2012 from Orchestrator 2012. I've fully completed it using the MS PowerShell cmdlets as well as WMI manipulation, and PowerShell ...
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Accessing Exchange server 2013 from window 7 using Remote PowerShell?

I am trying Remote PowerShell from Windows 7 to Exchange Server 2013. Following is the code snippet. public static void ConnectToPowerShell() { string password = "password"; ...
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Make Azure Powershell cmdlet's available to team city

I have installed the Azure powershell cmdlet's via the web platform installer on my build server that is running TeamCity. However, when I setup a powershell build step I get an error: ...
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Powershell deploment script into multiple 2003 windows servers

I have created a script "test.ps1" that runs security checks on folders within machines. Now I want to deploy this script into 70 windows servers so it can run these security checks on all of them. ...
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backup using powershell in windows 7 , 8

In windows 2008 we can use Add-PSSnapin windows.serverbackup abd use WBbackup command to back file and images. Both windows 7 and windows 8 have backup features; however there is no snapin to use ...
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Using Powershell (RSAT ) to get GPO from against another domain

I can't find any clear info online for what I'm trying to do, hope you can give me an answer :) I'm using a Windows 7 client (pctest) joint in a domain (domain1.intranet). I've installed the RSAT to ...
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Parameterizing powershell parameters in scheduled tasks

I have a bunch of powershell scripts that are kicked off via scheduled tasks at various times. The script are run multiple times with different arguments. Also admins unfamiliar with scripting needed ...
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“powershell has stopped working” on PS exit after creating IIS User

On a Windows Server 2012 box, I'm using PS to create a new IIS User (for automated deployments using MSDeploy). The command itself appears to work fine -- the user is created -- but as soon as I exit ...
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Modify IIS web.config using PowerShell

I'm trying to modify the web.config using PowerShell. So far, I'm able to replace the Connection String using: Set-WebConfigurationProperty -pspath "IIS:\Sites\$Name\WS" -filter ...
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ACL PS Script - hangs on 08 R2 PS v3; works fine on W8 PS v4

This script was designed to make application of permissions to a new server much easier. It is not doing that currently :( For some reason it works just fine on my Win 8 machine, where I made it. ...
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OpenVPN: Setting DNS & WINS servers to Windows client, without DHCP

I have a few Windows 7/8 clients connecting to a Linux OpenVPN Server (tap). I'd like to set the clients' DNS and WINS servers upon connection. The OpenVPN isn't acting as DHCP server; there is an ...
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Script to clean out old messages from Journal mailbox after exporting email to .PST

After using the following script to export email to a .PST file I'm wanting to clean out the Journal email box called "JournalMailbox": New-MailboxExportRequest JournalMailbox -FilePath ...
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Exchange powershell command set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration not responding

I recently needed to remove an address from the blocked sender list on an exchange 2010 server. No biggie I thought and tried it out using this command: set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration -identity ...