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Archive for June, 2010

Thanks to everyone how joined the Live Meeting this evening – especially for the questions 🙂 The slides and demo script are available for download from: http://cid-43cfa46a74cf3e96.office.live.com/browse.aspx/PowerShell%20User%20Group/2010%20June   The recording of the session is available from: Richard Siddaway has invited you to view a Microsoft Office Live Meeting recording. View Recording Recording Details     Subject: […]

under: DNS, PowerShell User Group, PowerShellV2

  Don’t forget the PowerShell User Group Live Meeting – Tuesday 29 June @ 7.30 BST Details from http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2010/06/17/powershell-ug-meeting-dns.aspx

under: PowerShell User Group

Up to now we have been dealing with a single level of OUs. There are few AD implementations that don’t have child OUs so how do we deal with them. 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 […]

under: Active Directory, Office 2010, PowerShell and Active Directory, PowerShellV2

In this post – http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2010/06/13/powershell-and-visio-documenting-ad-2.aspx – I showed how to start creating a diagram of the OU structure in your AD domain.  In case you are wondering how to get a text file like the one I used check out PowerShell in Practice – http://www.manning.com/siddaway/ – especially Technique 103 on page 300

under: Active Directory, Books, Office 2010, PowerShell and Active Directory, PowerShellV2

Extended properties

Posted by: | June 24, 2010 | No Comment |

In the last post I showed how to read the Extended Properties of a Visio stencil. But how do we know how which property to use? We can adapt our script to list the possible Extended Properties 001 002 003 004 005 $direc = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\Visio Content\1033" $shell = New-Object -ComObject "Shell.Application" $folder = $shell.Namespace($direc) 0..300 | foreach { "$_ $($folder.GetDetailsOf($null,$_))"}   On Windows 7 I […]

under: Office 2010, PowerShellV2

In the previous posts on using Visio I’ve shown how to load and use a particular stencil.  But how do you know which stencil to use? One way is to use Windows Explorer, hover the mouse over the stencil and read the Extended File Properties. That’s a bit manual so we’ll look at producing a […]

under: Office 2010, PowerShellV2

The first and second chapters of my book on Untangling High Availability and Disaster Recovery is available from http://nexus.realtimepublishers.com/sgudb.php   Enjoy

under: General, Technology

When: Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 7:30 PM (BST)Where: Live Meeting webcast *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Meeting will cover DNS, DNS best practice analyser, DNS WMI provider and DNSShell cmdlets from codeplex Notes Richard Siddaway has invited you to attend an online meeting using Live Meeting.Join the meeting.Audio InformationComputer AudioTo use computer audio, you need speakers and microphone, or […]

under: DNS, PowerShell and WMI, PowerShell User Group, PowerShellV2

I’ve taken the script to add OUs to a drawing and modified it so that the addition is performed by a function. I started with a text file containing some OUs ou=England,dc=Maticore,dc=org ou=Scotland,dc=Maticore,dc=org ou=Wales,dc=Maticore,dc=org ou=Ireland,dc=Maticore,dc=org ou=Portugal,dc=Maticore,dc=org ou=Belgium,dc=Maticore,dc=org ou=Latvia,dc=Maticore,dc=org Notice that they are all top level OUs – lets not get too ambitious!   001 002 […]

under: Active Directory, Office 2010, PowerShellV2

If we take the concept of our last script that added objects to a drawing we can use this as the basis of a way to automate the documentation of our AD. One of the first things we need to document is the OU structure.  If you have ever produced one of these it is […]

under: Active Directory, Office 2010, PowerShellV2

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