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Is a User A Local Administrator?

Q: Some of the things we do in our logon scripts require the user to be a local administrator. How can the script tell if the user is a local administrator or not, using PowerShell 7. A: Easy using PowerShell ... continue reading

Testing the connection to computers in the Active Directory

Q: As an administrator, I often have to do a lot of reporting on the servers in my domain. Is there a simple way to test the connection to every server in my domain or every server or client host ... continue reading

Can I Enable the Caps Lock Key?

Q: I have a script where users enter some information. This information needs to be entered in all capital letters, so my instructions say, “Please make sure the Caps Lock key is on before entering the information.” They don’t always ... continue reading

Reading a text file bottom up

Q: I have a log file in which new data is appended to the end of the file. That means the most recent entries are at the end of the file. I’d like to be able to read the file ... continue reading

Getting Yesterday’s Date

Q: How can I get yesterday’s date? A: You can use a combination of the Get-Date cmdlet and .NET Time/Date methods. First, let’s look at dates in PowerShell and .NET Then we can look at how to calculate yesterday and ... continue reading

Changing Drive Letters and Labels via PowerShell

Q: I want to change the drive letter and the drive label for a new USB drive. Is there a way with PowerShell? A: Of course. One way is to use WMI and the CIM cmdlets. PowerShell does not have ... continue reading