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Last active December 5, 2023 21:32
PowerShell Podcast Scripting Challenge

PowerShell Podcast ScriptingChallenge

This is the PowerShell scripting challenge from my appearance on the PowerShell Podcast

Base Challenge

Using whatever tools and techniques you want, write a PowerShell function that will query the Issues section of a GitHub repository and create output showing the number of open issues by label and the percentage of all open issues. Remember that multiple labels may be used with an issue.

For example, if there are 54 open issues and the bug label is used 23 times,your output would show a count of 23 and a total percentage of 42.59 for the bug

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Last active December 4, 2023 05:43
Detailed instructions for setting up the PowerShellLab for my Pluralsight courses.

PowerShell Lab Detailed Setup Instructions

For my Pluralsight PowerShell courses, you are welcome to use any lab environment you wish. It should include an Active Directory domain with at least a domain controller, a Windows 10 client, and a Windows Server 2016 or 2019 member server. You will need to modify the course files to fit your environment. At this point in time, Windows Server 2022 remains untested for my labs.

However, I am going to recommend that you use a free PowerShell module called PSAutoLab. I encourag you to look at the README document on the project's Github repository before proceeding. If you need help with the module or its commands, you will use the repository's Issue section.


Please refer to this document to assist in installing and setting up the PSAutolab module on your computer. Run all commands from an elevated Windows PowerShell

jdhitsolutions / Show-Domain.ps1
Created February 15, 2021 15:06
A PowerShell script to display an Active Directory domain in colorized and tree form.
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# requires -versoin 5.1
# requires -module ActiveDirectory
Function Show-DomainTree {
[Parameter(Position = 0, HelpMessage = "Specify the domain name. The default is the user domain.")]
[string]$Name = $env:USERDOMAIN,
jdhitsolutions / Get-GPLink.ps1
Created January 18, 2021 16:47
A PowerShell function to list Group Policy links
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jdhitsolutions / Get-CimNamespace.ps1
Created May 5, 2017 12:28
A PowerShell function to enumerate WMI namespaces using the CIM cmdlets
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#requires -version 4.0
Function Get-CimNamespace {
[cmdletbinding(DefaultParameterSetName = 'computer')]
[string]$Namespace = "Root",
[Parameter(ParameterSetName = 'computer')]
jdhitsolutions / Invoke-SqlQuery.ps1
Created July 21, 2017 20:08
A PowerShell script to invoke any T-SQL query against any SQL supported database. This does not use any of the SQL modules.
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#requires -version 5.0
Invoke any T-SQL query against any SQL supported database.
This command uses the .NET SqlClient classes to connect to a SQL database and execute any type of query. The default behavior is to use integrated Windows authentication, but you can pass a credential object for a username and password. This works well when run on Linux.
When you run a SELECT query the command will write a custom object for each row to the pipeline.
jdhitsolutions / PSWho.ps1
Last active November 10, 2023 15:58
A PowerShell function for getting user metadata. See help for more details.
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Function Get-PSWho {
Get PowerShell user summary information
This command will provide a summary of relevant information for the current
user in a PowerShell session. You might use this to troubleshoot an end-user
problem running a script or command. The default behavior is to write an
object to the pipeline, but you can use the -AsString parameter to force the
jdhitsolutions / NetAdapterMonitor.ps1
Last active November 10, 2023 15:54
A PowerShell script that creates a WPF-based form showing network adapter information.
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#requires -version 5.0
#requires -module nettcpip,cimcmdlets
This script will generate a WPF form to display network adapter
information. It will automatically refresh every 30 seconds.
You can change the interval then click the Update button.
I don't recommend refreshing any faster than 10 seconds. It can take almost
5 seconds to get all the network adapter information.
jdhitsolutions / Find-Cimclass.ps1
Last active November 10, 2023 15:53
A PowerShell function to search WMI for a specfic class using the CIM cmdlets.
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#requires -version 4.0
#search WMI for a class
Function Find-CimClass {
[Parameter(Position = 0, Mandatory, HelpMessage = "Enter the name of a CIM/WMI class. Wildcards are permitted.")]
jdhitsolutions / Get-FSOFolderSize.ps1
Created October 5, 2018 21:28
A PowerShell function using the Scripting.FileSystemObject COM object to get total size of a folder.
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#the folder size includes hidden files
Function Get-FSOFolderSize {
[Parameter(Position = 0, Mandatory, HelpMessage = "Enter a filesystem path like C:\Scripts. Do not specify a directory root.")]