Category: PowerShell

If you’ve ever used the Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan), you might be familiar with how obnoxious it can be trying to configure groups and servers manually. This is especially true if you often need to change servers between groups, or create temporary groupings of servers for any reason. Are you tired of saving these […]

Welcome back to the show! Last time, we showed you how to export your Custom Fields to a .csv file using Reports. If you are a true PowerShell fan, you might have been waiting with bated breath for this blog to see the magic happen in PowerShell. This will be very important for all of […]

Much like a poorly crafted sandwich, have you ever tried to access properties of an object from within a string only to have it fall apart? Good news, everybody! Subexpressions are the answer! (Not to your sandwich woes, though. You’ll still need to work on that one). Did you know that you can do subexpressions […]

“In the game of chess, you can never let your adversary see your pieces” –Zapp Brannigan, Futurama People here at PDQ.com know how much I love Futurama, and Zapp Brannigan quotes are some of my favorites. Since I can never decide on my favorite quote, it only seemed natural to throw together a quick PowerShell […]

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self… how does this PowerShell function work?” If you have, then you’re in luck! With PowerShell, it’s super simple to view Function contents. In fact, we’re going to show you a few different ways to display that info. So, hold on to your chairs and your monocles! Let’s dive right […]

Would you like to see PowerShell in action and ask questions live? Join us for our brand new PowerShell Live! webcasts starting on Tuesday, July 18th at 10:00 AM, MDT. Can’t join this Tuesday? You are in luck, we will be having these the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. I’m looking forward to seeing you […]

For those of you who don’t know, Slack is a team communication application and platform. Conversations are organized into channels where team members can chat, call, and share files. But one of the coolest features of Slack is their support for third party integrations, which is exactly what we’re going to use today to build […]

Here’s a quick demo of how to quickly update all your computers in PDQ Inventory to have a new Custom Field. We’re going to look at adding Custom Fields to multiple computers with PowerShell and the PDQ Inventory Custom Fields Import Wizard. (Pro or Enterprise mode required for Custom Fields.) Normally, the Custom Fields Import Wizard is […]

Seems like so long ago, but I recently had the chance to attend the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2017. In addition to enjoying some tasty food (haha), it was an amazing opportunity to learn, interact, and network with the top experts in the world of PowerShell.  Would I repeat? You betcha! What is the PowerShell and […]

It’s the age-old* question people have been asking since at least 2006. Which is nerdier, Star Wars or PowerShell? While the debate rages on, we’ve taken on a different task. How can we join the two together for the ultimate mashup of fandom meets technical prowess? While it may be an unconventional use of PDQ […]