Category: PowerShell

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had problems removing Windows 10 Apps. Raise your other hand if you’re fancy enough to know these by their name, Universal Windows Platform apps. If you’ve got both hands up, clap them together. You’re fancy! Generally speaking, removing Windows 10 Apps with PowerShell can be tricky. Once you get the hang of […]

After today, you are going to know that determining disk type with Get-PhysicalDisk is super easy. If you recently watched our PDQ & A webcast, you may have seen that we were unable to answer a question about how to determine if a disk is a solid state drive (SSD) or not. Fast forward to now […]

Disabling Web Bluetooth API in Google Chrome seems to be on the mind of many administrators in recent days. Google Chrome 56 recently came out (update notes here), it included the fancy new Web Bluetooth API. This allows developers to easily create web applications that can communicate with Bluetooth devices. While there are many fun and creative […]