Microsoft Small Basic

Tomorrow, I’ll be helping at the San Diego DigiGirlz High Tech camp. This event is geared towards providing high school girls with an in-depth look at Microsoft and careers in technology (yes, I took that from the website). Information on the event can be found following this link: http://www.microsoft.com/about/diversity/en/us/programs/digigirlz/default.aspx. The class I’ll be helping with…

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Mandatory parameters in PowerShell

  One of the most frequently question I get when teaching parameters in PowerShell is regarding mandatory parameters. To answer that, let us back up a little bit and talk about parameters in general. We know that in a script (or function) we can use $args to capture any argument that is passed and is…

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Creating non-user-specific printer mappings

Note that this is a re-post from my article at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pfedev/archive/2009/11/25/creating-non-user-specific-printer-mappings.aspx   I was delivering a PowerShell class, and the question of how to create a remote printer mapping came up. Turns out that enterprise administrators may have the need to help users with their printer connections, setting them up for them. As I started…

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Memory Based Recycling in IIS 6.0

Note that this is a re-post from my article at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pfedev/archive/2009/01/22/memory-based-recycling-in-iis-6-0.aspx   Customers frequently ask questions regarding the recycling options for Application Pools in IIS. Several of those options are self-explanatory, whereas others need a bit of analysis. I’m going to focus on the Memory Recycling options, which allow IIS to monitor worker processes and…

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