Author: Kris Powell

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 […]

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 […]

Much like the humble hamburger, WinDirStat is one of those life-changing events that walks into your life and you love it freely. When you combine the power of WinDirStat and PDQ Inventory, you can create an awesome tool combo. Mmm, hamburger WinDirStat. Although you may not realize it, WinDirStat can be called from the command line. […]

Much like our own heartbeat, the heartbeat trigger feature in PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory can really save your bacon. In fact, the heartbeat trigger helps solve some common issues that system administrators often run into: Staying late to get software installed. Dealing with laptops that come and go. Handling machines that get turned off over the night […]

WannaCry? More like wanna pull your hair out from all the confusing information out there? Yeah. We hear you. With the recent news about the WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware, people are scrambling to find out if their machines are patched and protected. Worry not, this blog will show you how to find out if you’re protected or not. Additionally, […]

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 […]

Today’s blog focuses on reading the hosts file with PowerShell. Though there are many reasons that someone may modify the hosts file of a machine, it can easily get out of hand with entries scattered about your network. Whatever the story, most of us have had reason to read or modify info in the hosts file at […]

Do you enjoy repetitive tasks, busy work, and thoughtless clicking of buttons? If you do, then this blog might not be for you. This blog is for people looking for a better solution to patch management and software updates. Are you staying late at work trying to update all of your machines to the latest version […]

This post is dedicated to the forgetful. I have learned to cope with my forgetfulness by creating PowerShell ISE snippets. I’ll be the first to admit that I tend to forget things. All the time. So much, in fact, that it may even seem intentional. Does this sound familiar? Have you ever… Opened up old […]