Changing an account’s password is simple, but updating the password for all of the services that start using that account can be a time-consuming and error-prone process, depending on the number of servers and services involved....More
Q. In a PowerShell workflow how can I load assemblies for certain actions?
A. In regular PowerShell assemblies can be loaded using Add-Type or [Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(<assembley>) however this is not legal in a PowerShell workflow. Instead you need to use a section of InlineScript and contain the assembly load and usage within it. For example:...More
Q. What's a good way to create a secure, random password in PowerShell?
A. Previously, I explained how to create a password using random characters generated by the System.Random object, but this may not be secure enough....More
Modules can be built without manifests but there are a lot of benefits to creating one. I don’t ever recommend building a module and sharing it with others without first creating a an accompanying manifest....More