How to Write Colorized Text with PowerShell

Are you building PowerShell automation scripts that display information about your IT environment? Do you wish that you could change text or background colors, in your terminal, to any color that you wanted to? If the answer is yes, then read on! PowerShell Core edition has built-in support for ANSI …

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CBT Nuggets: Manage Scheduled Tasks on Windows with PowerShell

Hey folks, there is some new video training on the CBT Nuggets platform that might interest you! If you’re learning how to schedule recurring tasks with PowerShell, using modules like PSScheduledJobs, ScheduledTasks, and even the traditional schtasks.exe command line utility, you’ll want to check this out. If you have a …

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Speed Up PowerShell Startup, Without Sacrificing Functionality

When you launch a new PowerShell session, you might have some environmental configuration that is performed. For example, you might customize your shell prompt, or pre-load some Powershell modules. Typically this is done by configuring your PowerShell profile script. Over time, you might find that you’ve added more and more …

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Monitor AWS Auto Scaling Activities with PowerShell

Recently, I needed to monitor my auto scaling groups in AWS, to see why they weren’t scaling up properly. Although I can use the AWS management console to monitor these activity messages, it isn’t very efficient to continuously click the refresh button. Hence, I wanted to automate the process of …

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