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Adding parameters in Azure DevOps pipelines examples Part 1

This is an example of how to use parameters in Azure DevOps Pipeline YAML configurations. To start with this I have added first parameters: in the YAML file configuration. Under it I have multiple parameters, to create basic string parameter 3 properties are required name, displayName and type as …

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PowerShell convert shared folder permissions SDDL to readable format

While working with shared folder permissions, I wanted to document access and permissions of folders in readable format in automation way with PowerShell, You can see the permissions with below command of a folder. Access and permissions are in SDDL format, not in user friendly format to read, it co…

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Generate PowerShell Tree View HTML diagram of Active Directory group recursive memberships

Long back I wrote article on Powershell Active Directory: Show treeview of User or Group memberof hierarchy, where it was showing group Tree View on the PowerShell command console. In the hierarchy it was only showing Tree View of groups only. I improvised this script and included users as well. A…

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Reboot remote Linux server from PHP PowerShell web server

This web portal is part of Executing a Linux programs from PHP web server. In earlier part I used only PHP to remotely execute commands on Linux server. In this it is a combination of PHP and PowerShell. Once you launch portal you will need to provide Domain username and password to authenticate an…

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Testing domain AD credential with PowerShell one liner

This is a one liner command script to connect to Active Directory and verify user name and password credentials provided. I am using  System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry .net object here to connect to LDAP server (In my case it is Active Directory). When you are connected successful with correct…

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PowerShell WPF Mouse cursor tracker

Currently I am working on a PowerShell GUI project where I need to track Mouse Cursor. In this article this is a sample code to track Mouse Cursor. As you move mouse on GUI console, it shows the position of mouse.

In this sample code it uses MouseMove event and Windows.Input.Mouse position…

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PowerShell HTML Server Racks Cabinet Live Diagram maker Demo

This is test code I built to create dynamic Server / Racks cabinet live diagram on HTML as frontend from provided input inside Excel CSV using PowerShell script. I am still working on the code, whatever code I have worked so far I am posting it online. Basically after generating Diagram on HTML webp…

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Bulk change multiple file names with OneLiner PowerShell command

This is a one liner PowerShell script to change multiple files names in bulk. In this below given example I had multiple png images. I will take one file name Button_Icon_Black.png as an example. I wanted to just keep the name of the file with the Black.png (color name). Using below command you can…

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PowerShell HTML based Live Ping Monitor Demo

This is small demo where I combined PowerShell + HTML to create a dashboard report for ping. Basically what it does is?  when you put some servers entries in Pinglist.txt file which you want to ping and start a PowerShell Get_PingData.ps1 script. It shows the Live Dashboard on HTML web page as per…

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PowerShell WPF XAML multibinding datacontext template example - Part 4

PowerShell WPF XAML control to control data binding datacontext example - Part 2

This is a part 2 of PowerShell WPF XAML simple data binding datacontext example - Part 1. Here I will configure control to control data binding context in WPF XAML. In this example I am using Slider and TextBox controls to show example. Here if I change Slider it should update its value on TextBox …

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PowerShell WPF XAML simple data binding datacontext example - Part 1

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides a simple and consistent way for applications to present and interact with data by binding elements to data from different kinds of data sources in the form of .NET objects and XML.

Here in this example I will show how to create simple WPF binding usi…

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Securely Encrypt and Decrypt password with PowerShell GUI tool

This GUI tool is written using PowerShell and it helps encrypt given password and then decrypts that text to Password back. My colleague schedules PowerShell scripts a lot. Generally as best practice they do not use clear text password in their scripts. Instead they wanted to keep it in the encrypte…

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Convert PowerShell ps1 to EXE using native windows tool iexpress

Some times it is essentials to convert your codes to EXE. In my scenario when I try to provide script to end users and if I expect them not to modify the script before running or executing it, I can convert any cmd bat or PS1 script to EXE easily using native windows tool called iExpress.exe, and ex…

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HOW to Add multiple email addresses to Distribution Groups in Exchange online Office 365

I was working with one of my client on a automation solution with PowerShell for Exchange Online. I wanted to write a PowerShell script to add secondary alias email addresses to Distribution Groups in Exchange online Office 365.

Base of the script is Set-DistributionGroup cmdlet which does all …

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PowerShell How to find file and folders in Azure Storage Account Blobs and Containers

This script helps to find files and folders on Azure Storage Accounts blobs and containers.

There are two PowerShell variables I have mentioned, First Variable is $searchFile use file extension or names you want to search. Report are generated in file path mentioned under variable $exportCsv.

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Powershell GUI System Hardware Information

After publishing a project Create an interactive HTML report with PowerShell data, few people gave me feedback, They implemented this and found it very useful that it shows the serial number of server/desktop hardware parts without opening the system and doesn't require downtime, All happens remotel…

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Running Your First PowerShell Scripts With Jenkins and Git

Jenkins is the the top and leading open source automation server, It offers hundreds of plugins to help building (develop), deploying and automating any project. It is a great orchestration tool for automation. In this article I will use it to schedule a simple Job for PowerShell script using Git. 

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Send Email using PowerShell with .net object System.Net.Mail.MailMessage

I have written this article to understand how email can be sent using System.Net.Mail.MailMessage .net object with PowerShell. Below is the complete documentation regarding this object https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.net.mail.mailmessage?view=net-7.0. Although you can use simp…

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Send system disk space utilization HTML report Email using PowerShell

This script generates system disk drive usage HTML reports using PowerShell. This is very handy for sending weekly or daily reports of servers in html or host it on web server for monitoring. In my case VDI team contacted me for creating a system Disk HTML reports for VDI and sending them to concern…

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