The Surly Admin

Father, husband, IT Pro, cancer survivor

Custom Employee Directory Update

The other day Richard Hipkin over at Spiceworks requested a custom version of the Employee Directory that I blogged about last week.  The irony, and isn’t this always the case, is that he wanted something I had removed from the original vbScript that had been there!  Richard wanted to add Location as well as the employee’s manager into the mix.  Normally this would have been pretty simple and I would have just sent it over to him without comment but I ran into an interesting problem that I wanted to write about here.

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October 25, 2012 Posted by | PowerShell | , | Leave a comment

Employee Directory with Photo’s Part 2

Part two of my talk about converting my Employee Directory with Photo’s vbScript into Powershell.  Part one here.

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October 18, 2012 Posted by | PowerShell | , | 1 Comment

Employee Directory With Photo’s Part 1

One of my favorite projects this last year was creating an Employee Directory with Photo’s webpage.  Of course, with me it’s never enough just to create a static page, it needs to be coming straight from a central database like Active Directory.  This was a tough project because it also involved using Javascript on the page itself to do some on page searches.  I know very little Javascript and found it very challenging to figure this part out, and even had to reach out to the Spiceworks community for some help (thanks Snozzberries) on some of the coding.  Written in vbScript it was 383 lines of goodness.

But I’m all about Powershell now, and it was time for a re-write!

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October 15, 2012 Posted by | PowerShell | , , , | 6 Comments