The Surly Admin

Father, husband, IT Pro, cancer survivor

Opening up my Scripts

I have a confession to make.  I’m really busy at work.  So busy, and challenged, that I haven’t had much time to keep the blog going and certainly not enough time to help support all the scripts I’ve written.  In fact, if you’re subscribed to the Employee Directory post, you’ve seen the back and forth going on there!  I feel really bad that I haven’t been able to get back to the few of you who have reached out to me because you’re running into problems, but the work/life balance is a little skewed right now and the blog and supporting you is what’s had to drop off.

The other problem is I don’t have the infrastructure around to support some of the scripts, the DFS Monitor comes to mind!  No DFS here at work so hard to test!

So what to do?  I want people to enjoy my scripts and I’d like to continue seeing development happen on them.  So time to get these things out on GitHub.  This way if you want to make changes you can fork the code off and do your thing and even put in a pull request–I swear that should be a push request, but that’s just me–and if I like what I see I’ll merge it in with the main code.

You can find me here, and the scripts I’ve published so far:

That’s all I have right now, but if there’s a script you’d really like to see up there just let me know in comments and I’ll get it posted ASAP.  I hope this helps!

 

 

April 14, 2015 Posted by | General, PowerShell | , , | Leave a comment

Multithreading Powershell Scripts

In your scripting journey there will come a time that you have a script that is simply running too long. Perhaps you’re wanting to gather information hourly and the script is taking two hours to run. Maybe you’re a consultant and need a discovery script to run as fast as possible so you can get out of there? Whatever it is at some point you’ll consider multithreading. Powershell has this capability baked right into it using Powershell Jobs, but .Net has a way too, and initial testing shows it might be faster! Read on to see what I mean.

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February 11, 2013 Posted by | PowerShell, Powershell - Performance | , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Random Thought Friday

Nothing much going on lately, well, except for…

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October 26, 2012 Posted by | Random Thoughts, Technical | , | 1 Comment

DFS Monitor and International DateTimes

So the Surly Admin readership is growing by leaps and bounds. That’s right, we’re up to 3 now! And Garth gets two prizes, one for being #3 and the second for finding a bug in the DFS Monitor with History. His prize, you might ask? Getting to help me fix the bug, how exciting is that? Read on to find out.

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September 28, 2012 Posted by | PowerShell | , , | 2 Comments