The Surly Admin

Father, husband, IT Pro, cancer survivor

Functions – When and how?

Recently I was reworking a script for someone at Spiceworks, you can read about it here.  But some interesting things came up and I wanted to talk about it here.  It’s about functions, and when and how you should use them.  Read on to hear my take on the subject.

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January 3, 2013 Posted by | Powershell - Best Practices | , | 3 Comments

Powershell Best Practices – Surly Style

I have to be honest, I’m a bit of a perfectionist.  I like things neat and tidy, and I have to be honest, I see a lot of Powershell code being posted on the Intrawebs that drives me crazy.  I’ve kept my peace, my mouth has been shut and I let things slide. I have.  I haven’t said, wtf are you thinking?  How the hell is anyone supposed to know what this is doing?  I sure as hell ain’t gonna run it to see what happens!  But no more.  Time to put down here a couple of things I do in Powershell to try to make my code a little easier to access for the average admin.  Clearly you should be doing it too.  Surly Style.

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December 31, 2012 Posted by | Powershell - Best Practices, Powershell - Getting Started | , , , | 2 Comments