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A Windows Feature PowerShell Challenge

It is time for a new set of challenges. Please feel free to post a comment with links back to your solutions and work on previous challenges. The Chairman doesn’t want to get into a position of having to provide solutions because there’s no guarantee it would be any “better” than yours. If your code …

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Building More PowerShell

The Chairman hopes that people have been working on the recent set of challenges. They were designed to meet the needs of all skill levels. The Chairman does not want IT Pros and PowerShell fans to think these challenges are only for advanced and experienced people. You can’t become advanced and experienced without using PowerShell. …

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A PowerShell Scripting Challenge for Everyone

Hopefully, everyone has had an opportunity to work on the previously posted beginner challenge. For those of you with a bit more experience, it was probably an easy task. Now that you have a solution that you can run at a PowerShell prompt, your next challenge will build from it. The basic challenge is to …

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PowerShell Beginners Have to Start Somewhere

As promised, the Chairman is offering up the following challenge for PowerShell beginners. Get all files in a given folder including subfolders and display a result that shows the total number of files, the total size of all files, the average file size, the computer name, and the date when you ran the command. This …

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A PowerShell Cryptogram

The Chairman is back with another challenge, this one probably more on the harder end. Although once you get your head around how to solve it, you’ll probably find it pretty easy. Your challenge is to solve a cryptogram like this, presumably using PowerShell. Inside this string block is a hidden message. To solve or …

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Let the PowerShell Challenges Begin

The Chairman has decided that it is in the best interests of his Iron Scripters, and those that wish to attain that valued designation,  that training continue year-round. To that end, he has commissioned a series of PowerShell challenges. These challenges will range in complexity and be tagged accordingly. Although,  you are encouraged to try …

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A Flawless Victory for 2019

The 2019 Iron Scripter Battle is complete and Faction Flawless has been declared the victor! This year’s battle, part of the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit as usual, went down in a single venue. Unlike the previous year’s battle, this year each faction took up a part of our converted dining area. The factions quickly …

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Iron Scripter 2019 Battle Challenge

Background Scenario Your organization needs to deploy IIS based web servers on demand and in a timely manner. To that end, you need to develop an automation process. The process can be manually initiated but when finished the end result should be a Windows 2016 Server (or newer) running with the following configuration items: Default …

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