“No space left on device” error on empty drives

When you try to copy files from your hard drive to an external device such as an external hard drive or USB stick, you may get an error message saying that there is no free space left on your device, even though you just deleted everything to make room. This is most likely due to ... Read more

Monitor Processes With Windows PowerShell

Maybe you have already come across applications that require you to rearrange things on your desktop for optimal visibility or which you only use in combination with other programs or items - an automated startup or rearrangement would come in handy in those situations. Monitor Processes with  PowerShell The following little PowerShell script allows just ... Read more

How to Call Functions in Powershell (Windows)

Functions in Powershell are called without any comma or parenthesis, although they are defined using them. The correct way to call a function with two variable parameters would be: test $local1 $local2 The wrong way is: test($local1, $local2) If you put parentheses around your parameters, your input is treated as an array and thus the ... Read more

Create a Self-signed SSL Certificate on Windows

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is used for encryption and decryption, processing of S/MIME signed or encrypted mails, generation of certificates, and more. To use it on Windows (32 and 64 bit versions), download the OpenSSL tools from code.google.com/p/openssl-for-windows/downloads/list. Uncompress it anywhere you like and start it by double-clicking the openssl.exe executable in the \bin folder. ... Read more

How to Get all Active Directory Users Created in the Last 24 Hours using PowerShell

You may require in some cases to check an active directory for newly created users so you can send them an email. You may also require to get newly added users for auditing or security purposes. You can get the active directory users created in last 24 hours by using this script. Feel free to change it for ... Read more

How to Execute PowerShell Scripts Without Pop-Up Window

PowerShell scripts are hard to run without any kind of popup. Without using the small workaround that I will show you here, it may even be impossible. Even if you specify the -WindowStyle Hidden switch - this will only result in the PowerShell window blinking up for a split second and disappearing afterward. You can ... Read more

How to Create NIC Teaming With PowerShell

NIC Teaming with PowerShell

This short guide shows you step-by-step on how to create NIC teaming with Windows PowerShell. Step 1. Open PowerShell with elevated privileges Step 2. Execute the following command, new-NetLBFOTeam [TEAMNAME] “[NIC1]”, “[NIC2]” [TEAMNAME] the name of team of network adapters. [NIC1] the name of first NIC adapter. [NIC2] the name of second NIC adapter. Example: ... Read more

How to save command output to a file using PowerShell

PowerShell command to file

PowerShell is a command-line shell designed specifically for system administrators. It helps administrators manage and automate the administration of Windows operating systems and the apps that run on them. PowerShell provides the ability to save the output of commands you run in it to a file that you can later view, analyze, and share with ... Read more

How to Comment Out Code in PowerShell Script

PowerShell Code Commenting

This guide gives you an overview of code commenting options in PowerShell. Just like any other programming language, you can comment out code in a PowerShell script for documentation purposes. Single-line comments in PowerShell To comment out a single line, put '#' in the beginning: Multiline Comments in PowerShell To comment out multiple lines, put ... Read more