PowerShell: Cannot Be Loaded Because Running Scripts is Disabled
Mar24

PowerShell: Cannot Be Loaded Because Running Scripts is Disabled

KB ID 0001417 Problem If you’ve arrived here, you are trying to run a script, and you cant; PS C:\Users\{User-name}> .\{script-name}.ps1 .\{script-name} : File C:\Users\{User-name}\{script-name} cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system. For more information, see about_Execution_Policies at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135170. At line:1 char:1 + .\{script-name} + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ +...

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Connect to Office 365 Exchange PowerShell
Mar14

Connect to Office 365 Exchange PowerShell

KB ID 0001410 Problem If there’s one thing thats grown on me it’s PowerShell, After the last few versions of Exchange you can’t really escape it. So now we have so many clients with their Exchange in Office 365. The ability to connect to that, and use all your usual Exchange commandlets is a bonus! Solution If you haven’t already done so, you need to ‘slacken‘ your signing policy, (a little) before...

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PowerShell – Getting Server IP Address Information
Feb26

PowerShell – Getting Server IP Address Information

KB ID 0001404 Problem I’ve been rebuilding some Hyper-V hosts over the last few weeks, and one thing I learned rebuilding VMware ESX hosts is, ‘make sure you know what all the network cards are doing before you flatten it!’ The same is true of storage as well but here I’m just concentrating on networking. List Network Cards and MAC Addresses If you have these documented you can rename the network card correctly...

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Remotely Log Users Off From CLI / PowerShell
Feb15

Remotely Log Users Off From CLI / PowerShell

KB ID 0001401 Problem I’ve not had to do this since the days we got “The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections” errors. Now thankfully Windows Server tells us who is logged on so we can ‘ask politely’ before we boot them off! Today though, my user session got all messed up, and I needed to kick ‘myself’ off remotely, (and have a fresh session.) Solution From a...

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PowerShell: Creating Domains and Domain Controllers
Feb12

PowerShell: Creating Domains and Domain Controllers

KB ID 0001400 Problem I needed to spin up some Windows 2016 Servers, and a domain to do some testing. I have promoted hundreds maybe thousands of domain controllers, so I wondered if this time I could do it with PowerShell. It’s actually easier than using the GUI! Solution If you were doing this in Server Manager, you would have to add the role first, and PowerShell is no different; Install-WindowsFeature AD-Domain-Services...

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PowerShell: Prompt Has Changed To Two Greater Than Signs
Dec23

PowerShell: Prompt Has Changed To Two Greater Than Signs

KB ID 0001380 Problem What does this mean? Well it means you’ve either got something wrong, or missed something out, and PowerShell is not sat waiting for more input. Which is fine but in most cases you simply need to fix your syntax and sort again so how do you ‘escape’ back to the normal PowerShell prompt? Solution As you can see, (below) typing quit or exist does not help. You need to press CTRL+C. Related...

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