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I do Technical Support for two businesses; a small ISP and a large University. On the side I run a Minecraft server, fiddle in various Linux distros, and program (mostly Ruby).


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
17
revised Is there a different way to view the Windows Updates for a computer that summarizes what each is for?
Reworded the request to avoid reference to a tool or software, as the answer could be just a setting or script.
Jun
16
asked Is there a different way to view the Windows Updates for a computer that summarizes what each is for?
Jun
8
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
20
awarded  Excavator
Feb
20
revised Creating a Dynamic Group in Active Directory with users from a OU
Fixed broken link, included additional information about the tool in the post itself.
Feb
19
suggested suggested edit on Creating a Dynamic Group in Active Directory with users from a OU
Nov
21
revised Can you write an LDAP query that returns accounts modified in the previous day?
Added reference to relevant question.
Nov
21
asked Can you write an LDAP query that returns accounts modified in the previous day?
Oct
22
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
18
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
23
awarded  Informed
Jun
6
comment Why does Remove-ADGroupMember default to requiring confirmation?
I'm aware of how to pass a parameter to a switch... but the question is why are they using a switch parameter in the first place? Switch parameters are meant to be absent (off) or present (on). That is their function, and because of that the :$parameter syntax is (rightfully) rarely used and poorly documented.
Jun
6
comment Why does Remove-ADGroupMember default to requiring confirmation?
I should also note @TheCleaner that a -Switch that does nothing (when present it has the same behavior as when absent) is far more confusing than a switch with a negative name such as -NoConfirm.
Jun
6
revised Why does Remove-ADGroupMember default to requiring confirmation?
Edited to add mention of -Force switch, as mentioned in a comment.
Jun
6
comment Why does Remove-ADGroupMember default to requiring confirmation?
Thank you MDMoore, that is an excellent re-phrasing of my question, and quite accurate.
Jun
5
comment Why does Remove-ADGroupMember default to requiring confirmation?
This does explain how to pass a value to a switch parameter. It does not explain the reasoning for a command to include a switch parameter that does nothing unless you use an unusual syntax that is never used except in this odd case of a bad default setting.
Jun
5
comment Why does Remove-ADGroupMember default to requiring confirmation?
Both answers are relevant. I am asking why the AD cmdlet requires an obscure (passing values to switch arguments is obscure) syntax to work normally. Was it deliberate? Is there a reason they chose not to have a -NoConfirm? I am just annoyed and frustrated wasting a few hours hunting down an answer to a problem that shouldn't have been an issue in the beginning. Why bother with a -Switch parameter that cannot even be used as a straight switch parameter?
Jun
5
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
5
asked Why does Remove-ADGroupMember default to requiring confirmation?