Video: Five advanced PowerShell scripting tricks for Windows admins

Bill Detwiler shows you five PowerShell techniques that can put you on the path to becoming a scripting ninja.

PowerShell scripts can save you a lot of time on Windows admin tasks - but to get the most from it, there are a few key concepts that you need to know. During this week's episode of TR Dojo, I show five PowerShell techniques that can put you on the path to becoming a scripting ninja.

For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or check out Brien Posey's original article.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...


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