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PowerShell: Create Human-readable Shortcuts to IIS Log File Directories

About 8 years ago, I wrote a blog post that provided a VBScript to create easy-to-read shortcuts to IIS Log directories. W3SVC56 just wasn’t helpful enough to identify which website logs to which directory. Today, I ported that same script

Posted in IIS, PowerShell

Import Large CSVs into SQL Server Using PowerShell

A buddy of mine was running into issues importing a 1 GB CSV of Longitudes and Latitudes available from The CSV contains over 9 million rows, and no matter what he did, DTS/SSIS would not import the data because

Posted in PowerShell, SQL Server

PowerShell: Per-user VMware Thinapp Registration Login Script

I’m not super familiar with ThinApping, but converted portions of this VMware login script at the request of a consultant. I tried to automate the script a bit more than the one from VMware’s blog. Their script required that you

Posted in PowerShell, VMware

[Solved]: New-WebServiceProxy / GetListItems Excessive Lookup Issue

Recently, while trying to use New-WebServiceProxy to automate some SharePoint form entries, I ran into a lookup issue. First, I got this rather generic error: Exception calling “GetListItems” with “7″ argument(s): “Exception of type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerException’ was thrown.” . So I

Posted in PowerShell, SharePoint

PowerShell v3: Get Volume Information for Clustered SQL Server Storage

Unfortunately, there are no native PowerShell Failover Cluster cmdlets which will give you the volume information for disks in a cluster. I’ve seen some bloggers use Get-ClusterSharedVolume but a Cluster Shared Volume or CSV is different from volumes used within

Posted in PowerShell, SQL Server

PowerShell & SharePoint: Using New-WebServiceProxy to Post New Completed Tasks Automatically

Recently, I was asked to help automate a friend’s super boring daily duty of logging repetitive activities to a SharePoint Task list. Even though I’m no longer regularly working with SharePoint (yay!), I accepted the challenge. Below is the script

Posted in PowerShell, SharePoint

Use PowerShell v3 to Keep a CookieJar and POST to a Web Form That Prohibits XSS

In my previous post, I outlined how to use PowerShell v2 to keep a CookieJar and POST to a Web Form that Prohibits XSS. The code was 35 lines long. Upon seeing my post, Lee Holmes suggested using PowerShell v3′s

Posted in PowerShell

Use PowerShell to Keep a CookieJar and POST to a Web Form That Prohibits XSS

I recently had a project that required I log into a site and submit a form. Initially, I had a Start-Process that launched iexplore but then I decided it would be best to.. My initial attempts to automate this process

Posted in PowerShell

Summary Post: Update VMware vSphere SSL Certs

After speaking with a colleague today, I expect this list will grow as I work more with the vSphere suite. But until then, here is a consolidated list of posts and scripts that I’ve written to ease the replacement of

Posted in PowerShell, Security, VMware

Update VMware Horizon View SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Well, this script was different. Unlike the other posts in this series, I was required to use only Microsoft command line tools instead of OpenSSL. Not that I’m opposed to using certreq and certutil — I actually started this whole

Posted in PowerShell, Security, VMware