The Surly Admin

Father, husband, IT Pro, cancer survivor

Monitoring the Progress of a PowerShell Job

Working in a big Enterprise is a whole different animal than small business (which has been my space for a long time).  I’m finding myself doing a lot more multi-threading because of the pure scale of things that need to be done and running a single threaded sequence just takes too long.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to give my users feedback about the progress of my scripts, in fact, the larger the work load the more important feedback becomes.  I recently discovered a technique that allows me to do just that–but not before putting my own spin on it.

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June 23, 2014 Posted by | PowerShell | , , , | 3 Comments

Network Discovery – Part 2

Time for Part 2 of talking about Network Discovery, the Powershell version.  Part 1 can be found here.

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April 16, 2013 Posted by | PowerShell | , , , | 1 Comment

Network Discovery – Part 1

My most popular script on Spiceworks, by far, is Network Discovery.  I posted it over 3 years ago, and actually wrote it much earlier than that!  Time to take another look at it and give it a Powershell make-over.  If you’re new to a company and want to find out the basics of what is going on, or a consultant going into new places all the time you’ll want to take a look at this script!

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April 11, 2013 Posted by | PowerShell | , , , , | 5 Comments