The fifth post in my PowerShell Beginner series, “Daily Tasks, The PowerShell Way“. Use PowerShell’s Get-ComputerInfo to get the same information as you would from the msinfo32 System Summary. Replace multiple WMI queries with one cmdlet.
Use PowerShell to Set Up a Hyper-V Lab
A Hyper-V lab for your PowerShell sandbox
When learning and playing with new technology like PowerShell, a lab environment is extremely beneficial. Some of the benefits are:
- A lab environment can be torn down and and rebuilt as needed.
- Components can be added to or removed from a lab as needed.
- Actions that are considered risky to perform in a production environment can be performed safely in a contained lab.
Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education (as well as Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise) come with the same Hyper-V technology that runs in the datacenter, just waiting to be enabled. Here is how to get it installed and configured using PowerShell.
Try PowerShell “-Verbose” to Troubleshoot Errors
A real-world example of where using PowerShell “-Verbose” parameter is more efficient than a Google search.
“Couldn’t connect to the source mailbox.”
Recently I needed to export an Exchange 2010 mailbox to a PST file. I opened my Exchange Management Shell and ran New-MailboxExportRequest, only to get the following error:
[PS] C:\Windows\system32>New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox jdoe -FilePath \\FileServer1\Exports\jdoe.pst Couldn't connect to the source mailbox. + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [New-MailboxExportRequest], RemotePermanentException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : C7D44FB7,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.NewMailboxExportRequest
Why couldn’t it connect to the source mailbox?
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Get Process Name and Owner User Name
Two ways of returning the owner User Name of a running process using PowerShell.
PowerShell Script to Empty Recycle Bin at Logoff
Automate the emptying of the Windows Recycle Bin with this simple PowerShell script and Group Policy.
Redirected Folders = Recycle Bin Storage on File Server
In a lot of business environments, we redirect user folders like Documents, Desktops, Favorites, and more to a home directory on a network share, often mapped to its own drive letter. The folders are then synced to the user’s workstation to be available offline. This gives the user the ability to work on the files when disconnected, but still allows IT to have the files stored on the file servers and backed up.
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