How to Set Up an Active Directory on Windows Server 2016 Using PowerShell

In this tutorial, I will explain how to install an active directory on Windows Core Server 2016 using a few PowerShell commands. If you have already configured an AD Domain Service before, you may be aware that there are the following two high-level steps: Installing Active Domain itself. Promoting the server as domain controller. Install ... Read more

How to Prompt a User for Input using PowerShell

You can use the read-host command-let to get an input from a user during program execution. PowerShell Input Example Here is a related example, the program gets two numbers in string format and converts them into integers and then sums up those numbers and finally displays the result. The -prompt parameter is used to display a ... Read more

How to Generate Random Numbers Using PowerShell

When you have to generate random passwords for users, you can execute the get-random command let on PowerShell to create it. Generate Random Number get-random -maximum 2000 -minimum 100 This command, when executed on PowerShell, creates a number between 1999 (not 2000 and always set one number higher in maximum) and 100.

How to Create a Function in PowerShell

If you have worked with other programming languages, you have may used functions for code reusability. You can also create functions in PowerShell. PowerShell function example Below is syntax of simple function function hello-world { write-host "hello world"  } You can also pass parameters in a function using param keyword function Get-TimesResult { Param ([int]$a,[int]$b) $c = $a * $b Write-Output ... Read more

PowerShell script for toggling network configuration between dynamic and static on Windows 7

Changing network configuration can be a real pain if you use your computer, a notebook for example, in more than one different network where you need a static configuration instead of a dynamic. Although Windows offers one alternate configuration it is quite circumstantial to access. The following PowerShell script will change network configurations with only ... Read more