PowerShell Chess: Reference For Learning Functions, Classes

A GitHub user by the name of bhassen99 created a game of chess using PowerShell that serves as a good study tool for functions and classes. POSH-Chess – GitHub The script notes list PowerShell 5.0 as a requirement to run. Here’s a screenshot from the...

Removing a User’s Profile Via Windows PowerShell

I had an issue at work that occasionally requires a user’s profile to be recreated, and found a way to get this done in PowerShell. Normally, to delete a user profile in Windows 8 requires going into System Properties, on the Advanced Tab, and clicking Settings...

Degree Status: One Course Down, Six To Go

Today I passed my American Government CLEP, so I figured this was a good opportunity to share what the rest of my degree plan looks like. What is this about? As I shared in a previous post, I decided to finish my Bachelor’s in Computer Science since I was only...

Learning The Hard Way: This Site Was Hacked

Well, there’s one way to learn about website security… I recently changed web hosts, from Bluehost to Smarterasp.net. I never had a problem on Bluehost with hacking, but I made one huge oversight that likely cost me: I didn’t change the admin...

A Career Crossroads: On Training And Education

I think it’s time I make some decisions to specialize in my career. However, there’s something I need to do for my career first. The Why – What’s the Problem? I’ve been a public sector IT Technician for about eight years now. Roughly six...

Moved to a New Web Host!

My intro year of web hosting was up this month, so I decided to move away from Bluehost and try out a Windows host. There wasn’t much to migrate over, and the database import process didn’t exactly go smoothly, so I’m just cleaning things up. Pardon...

Creating a Test Environment With Hyper-V for PowerShell Testing

If you’re in IT, you’re probably testing new stuff out pretty often, and maybe you don’t want to be stuck with TechNet’s Virtual Labs, which only simulate pre-made environments. Maybe you want to make and break your own environments — and...

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PowerShell Study #2: Parameters and Syntax

Some notes I’ve taken while learning about the parameters and syntax of a PowerShell cmdlet as I read its help module.   Find the Syntax and Parameter Sets for a Cmdlet Use Get-Help for a command. In the resulting output window, the “Syntax” section...

PowerShell Study #1: Using the Help System

I’ve been running through the book Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, by Don Jones and Jeffrey Hicks, widely considered one of the best books for PowerShell beginners. My “curriculum” largely follows the chapters in the book, each...