Welcome to the Svendsen Tech Wiki.
It's about PowerShell, Perl, Python, Linux, Windows, technology, programming, system administration and that which seems relevant - plus pseudo-random crap.
I feel a need to mention that this wiki has been a work in progress, and I've learned and picked up new things along the way. The early articles don't always conform to my current preferred code style, and are sometimes poorly structured (that still happens somewhat). The code style is influenced heavily by the official guidelines. The style guidelines can be found here (I haven't read all of them yet). I am considering rewriting some of the code, but it's tedious and it should mostly be fine logically and functionally, so the motivation is somewhat lacking.
- Linux - I haven't been too kind to Tux yet. Not a lot of content.
- Windows (includes PowerShell articles)
- Microsoft Deployment Tools - Getting started on this topic.
- Python - Getting started on this topic.
If you find something here useful and want to reward my efforts, please consider donating a small amount. It's greatly appreciated even if it is done mostly as a gesture. Who am I kidding - you're not going to donate.
- PowerShell Regular Expressions - Examples and details on most use cases for regular expressions with .NET/PowerShell. It's a comprehensive article.
- A Module With SSH Cmdlets For PowerShell - Pretty cool stuff. Based on the SSH.NET library found on CodePlex. Connect to, execute commands against and collects results from multiple hosts via SSH, using this ready-made module.
- PowerShell foreach Loops And The ForEach-Object Cmdlet - Learn about foreach loops in PowerShell, and the ForEach-Object cmdlet used for pipeline processing.
- The PowerShell Where-Object cmdlet - Learn about PowerShell's Where-Object cmdlet.
- The PowerShell for loop - Learn about regular for loops in PowerShell.
- PSnmap - A PowerShell nmap-like program. TCP port scan subnets using CIDR notation, IP/subnet, IP or DNS/NetBIOS names. Runspaces for concurrency.
- PSipcalc - Retrieve network information about subnets and enumerate IPs in subnets with PSipcalc - a sort of PowerShell clone of the Linux ipcalc utility.
- A Get-MountPointData cmdlet for PowerShell - Display used/free space on mount points using fairly robust logic, and it can also be used for regular disk drives (that's not the default behaviour).
- Test PowerShell Remoting Cmdlet - an "enterprise" PowerShell remoting test cmdlet. Runspaces for concurrency. Fast!
- Microsoft Translator PowerShell module - Uses v2 of the MS Translator API. Translates text to and from all supported languages (dynamically retrieved list via API) as well as detecting text language.
- A Merge-Csv cmdlet - Combines CSV files or custom PowerShell objects based on one or more shared columns/headers/properties (an ID column - such as one containing usernames) and creates a joined version with all columns from all files. Some consistency checking and reporting is done.
- Get-WmiObject-Wrapper - A wrapper around Get-WmiObject that collects data from online servers/workstations and stores it in XML format. There's also a custom XML parser for generating CSV/other reports based on the XML schema Get-WmiObject-Wrapper uses. It's more useful than it sounds!
- Get Folder Sizes with PowerShell, Blazingly Fast - Uses robocopy to avoid 260-character limit on path length seen with Get-ChildItem, and is also very fast.
- PowerShell Script For Finding Installed .NET Versions On Remote Workstations Or Servers - What the title says: a script for getting remote Windows hosts' .NET versions based on registry key lookups.
- PowerShell Benchmarking Module Built Around Measure-Command - When you want an easy-to-use interface to benchmarking multiple runs of code in script blocks you specify.
- Getting Computer Names From AD Using PowerShell - How to "dump" computers from Active Directory using Microsoft's AD cmdlets, DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher with LDAP/ADSI and Quest ActiveRoles' Get-QADComputer cmdlet.
- Getting Usernames From Active Directory With PowerShell - How to get a list of users from Active Directory using Microsoft's AD cmdlets, DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher/LDAP/ADSI and Quest ActiveRoles' Get-QADUser cmdlet.
- Find Out When Servers Or Workstations Were Last Patched With Windows Update - WSUS version (somewhat flawed), remote COM and local COM via PowerShell remoting.
- Active Directory Password Expiration Notification - A ready-made, generic, customizable PowerShell script for warning users via email before their AD user passwords expire. The style of the code is no longer preferred, but it does work fine.
- PowerShell ASCII Art Script - A PowerShell script to create ASCII art characters! Poor man's figlet.
- Remote control mom via PowerShell and TeamViewer - Describes how to create a shortcut on the desktop that automatically downloads and launches the latest TeamViewer client which allows the computer to be remote controlled (until closed).
- http://poshcode.org - PowerShell Script Repository site run by Joel Bennett.
- http://powershell.org - A PowerShell community site.
- http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/ - Technet Script Center Repository
- http://www.powershellgallery.com/pages/GettingStarted - Microsoft's PowerShell Gallery - might become a repository with built-in access in PSv5 and up.
- http://www.cpan.org - CPAN, The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network - with about 100,000 already written modules
- http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/183.windows-powershell-survival-guide-en-us.aspx - Lots of PowerShell goodness.
- http://www.howtogeek.com/114344/5-cmdlets-to-get-you-started-with-powershell - 5 good PowerShell "beginner" cmdlets to start out with.
- http://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/ - Richard Siddaway's PowerShell blog.
- http://rkeithhill.wordpress.com/ - Keith Hill's PowerShell blog.
- http://huddledmasses.org/ - PowerShell MVP Joel Bennett's PowerShell and technology blog
- http://www.dougfinke.com/blog/ - PowerShell MVP Doug Finke's blog.
- http://www.indented.co.uk/index.php/category/powershell/ - Chris Denty's PowerShell blog.
- http://www.mwjcomputing.com/category/powershell/ - Matt Johnson's PowerShell blog.
- http://www.blkmtn.org/ - Steven Peck's website about PowerShell and other tech stuff.
- http://www.leeholmes.com/blog/ - PowerShell developer Lee Holmes' blog.
- http://jfrmilner.wordpress.com/ - John Milner's PowerShell/tech blog.
- http://www.reddit.com/r/PowerShell/ - The PowerShell thread on reddit.
- http://ramblingcookiemonster.wordpress.com/powershell-resources/ - "Rambling cookie monster"'s list of resources. Looks good.
- http://www.whatispowershell.com - A little intro site to PowerShell.
- http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/ - MSDN PowerShell Blog
- http://powershell.com/cs/blogs/ebookv2/ - Tobias Weltner's free PowerShell ebook. Appropriate for beginners.
- http://www.hofferle.com/list-of-free-powershell-ebooks/ - A list of free PowerShell ebooks.
- http://j.mp/1kEBG3z - For beginners. Don Jones' "PowerShell in a month of lunches" book.
- http://j.mp/1i29RAh - Intermediate. PowerShell Toolmaking.
- http://www.manning.com/payette2/ - For experts. PowerShell in Action by Bruce Payette, a core PowerShell team member. Now in some ways dated since it's about version 2 and when you're reading this there are later versions, but provides solid knowledge that is reusable in later versions, but can sometimes be optimized or done differently/better in these later versions.
- http://j.mp/1dhUwXO - Doug Finke's PowerShell for Developers book.