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As an IT consultant, Donald Jacobs automates large systems using PowerShell and co-founded a PowerShell Users group in Appleton, WI. He holds many Microsoft certifications and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Donald co-authored the book, Troubleshooting Windows Server with PowerShell.

  • Talk Tech to Me: PowerShell Parameters and Parameter Validation

    Mar 9, 2018, 19:39 PM by Donald Jacobs
    Adding PowerShell parameters to your scripts allows you to turn your static, single-purpose scripts into tools that can be used on multiple options and resources. Rather than hard coding your scripts with specific values, you can add parameters that turn your scripts into dynamic tools.
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  • Talk Tech to Me: Help and Parameters In PowerShell Scripts

    Jan 22, 2018, 21:07 PM by Donald Jacobs
    It is easy to write a script today and know exactly what it should do and how it works. But like most people, I am busy, and over time, I forget the details of what the script does and how it does it. That’s why it’s important to add documentation to your scripts while you are working on them.
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  • Talk Tech to Me: How to Write Better PowerShell Scripts

    Oct 23, 2017, 14:31 PM by Donald Jacobs
    Lately, it seems every Windows IT administrator has been compelled to write PowerShell scripts. Everybody's script library starts as parts and pieces, and as you learn more PowerShell, you will find these useful tips to help write better scripts.
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