The Surly Admin

Father, husband, IT Pro, cancer survivor

WhoIS Report

Really fascinating project came through Spiceworks the other day and I wanted to talk about it.   In the DNS forum someone posted that they needed a tool to lookup certain WhoIs information.  The interesting part was they had over 1000 domains so they needed something that could create a report on that kind of scale, so a simple WhoIs website or application wasn’t going to cut it.  But as I looked at it, I began to wonder if this was something I could pull off with PowerShell?  I knew there would be no problem once I had the data, but the trick would be getting the data.  But surely there was a RESTful API out there for WhoIs data, right?  If I could find that then a simple Invoke-RestMethod should retrieve the data necessary and we’re good to go.  Right?

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March 7, 2014 Posted by | PowerShell | , , , | 1 Comment

HTML Reporting – A Simple Cell Color Changer

As a follow-up to the ConvertTo-AdvHTML function, I have also written a much simpler version that simply changes the color of a cell.  The advantage to this script over the bigger ConvertTo-AdvHTML function is it works with current ConvertTo-HTML, or even HTML pages from other sources.  It also allows you the ability to set the criteria for the the color change.  Best of all it’s simple to use.

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March 3, 2014 Posted by | PowerShell - HTML Reporting | , | 18 Comments