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Reworking and Refreshing the MadPosh Group   1 comment

Unfortunately, I’ve decided to be put the Madison PowerShell User Group meetings on hold. Over the past few months we have seen a steady decline in interest. Additionally, I feel as though I am putting neither the time nor effort in to making this a successful user group. I hope to re-evaluate the group and spend more time planning on making the group a success rather than puttering along. I feel it would be a disservice to the members that do attend to put on a sub-par meeting. I would rather take some time to create a better group through more interaction with local and remote PowerShell community leaders and members. Thank you to all our speakers and hope to play host to you again.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments. I hope to see you all when we start up again. Please follow us on Twitter or subscribe to this blog for any updates about the group.


Posted August 6, 2012 by adriscoll86 in Meeting

June Meeting: Trevor Sullivan Presents PowerShell and WMI   Leave a comment

Next month we will be welcoming Trevor Sullivan!


In this session, we will discuss the use of Windows PowerShell with Microsoft’s Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to effectively and efficiently manage workstations and servers running Microsoft Windows. Additionally, we will briefly cover the use of the WMI eventing subsystem, which empowers Windows system administrators to capture and automatically respond to critical system events.

About Trevor Sullivan

Trevor is a pursuer of all types of knowledge, and is particularly passionate about technology and technical communities. He has been working primarily with Microsoft solutions since 2004. Trevor has received public recognition from Microsoft for his contributions to the Windows PowerShell community, and he has also written several guest blogs for the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. One of his more notable achievements is the release of the PowerEvents module for PowerShell, which is available on CodePlex.

Follow Trevor on Twitter.

Visit Trevor’s blog.

When and Where

Tuesday, June 5th
Presentation at 6:00PM CST
Hang out will start at 5:30PM CST

Address info:
2501 W Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI 53713

The conference room is in the East Tower on the 4th Floor in the
“Wipfli” space.

Remote Capabilities

We will be using a Google Hangout to broadcast Trevor’s presentation.  We are going to attempt to use the Hangouts On Air feature to broadcast and record the presentation.  Please setup your Google+ account before the meeting. If you’d like to test out the Hangout capabilities, message Adam Driscoll on Google+.

Posted May 14, 2012 by adriscoll86 in Meeting

Adam Presenting to the Twin Cities PowerShell User Group   Leave a comment

Join Adam for a presentation at the Twin Cities PowerShell User Group. He will be presenting on PowerShell v3. The meeting is tomorrow at 5:00 PM CST and is remote capable. For more information head over to the Twin Cities PowerShell User Group page.

Meeting Notes – April 3rd   Leave a comment

This evening we had our first script club meeting! The format was that members bring scripts, ideas or questions and we work through them as a group. We took a good look at some scripts that have been used for provisioning new user accounts and generating wiki documentation from PowerShell MAML help. We also work through some snippets involving hash tables and advanced functions. We also took at a look at some ways to produce GUIs in PowerShell. This included a quick look at Windows Forms, ShowUI and Primal Forms. Below are some of the snippets from tonight’s meeting.

If you’re interested in joining, feel free to show up on the first Tuesday of the month. If you have any questions about the group or the scripts posted below, please email the group using the Google Group.


function Test-ConnectionPort()

		$script:ping = new-object System.Net.Sockets.TcpClient


			$ping.Connect($server, $port)
			Write-Host "Succeeded"
			Write-Host "Failed"

Show UI Example

Import-Module ShowUI

$Window = window {
   stackpanel {
      label "Hey"
      TextBox "TxtBox"
      Button "MyButton"

Windows Forms UI

Add-Type -Assemblies System.Windows.Forms

$form = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form

Meeting Stats

  • 6 members in the room
  • Meeting lasted about 2 hours
  • 2 pizzas eaten

Posted April 3, 2012 by adriscoll86 in Meeting

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Script Club Meeting – April 3rd   Leave a comment

Rather than following the presentation format that we have been doing, we are going to hold a script club style meeting! Please bring a script that you’d like to discuss and look through as a group. Adam will bring a few scripts to show off to the group and work through. Feel free to bring scripts that you are working on at work or in your free time.

Looking for interesting scripts?
TechNet Script Center Repository

The meeting will start at 5:30 and go as long as people want to stay. We will be meeting at Wipfli as always. Hope to see you there!

Posted March 20, 2012 by adriscoll86 in Meeting

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March Meeting – DATE MOVED!! – International PowerShell User Group Day   Leave a comment

The date is moved to Monday, March 19th. We will resume our regular schedule in April.

We will be celebrating International PowerShell User Group Day! This event brings together all the PowerShell user groups around the world on a single day. Prizes will be given away and Don Jones, Ed Wilson and the PowerShell team will be giving presentations. Space is limited to user groups so you will have to come to the meeting in order to access the LiveMeeting. Our slot is scheduled for 5:00 PM CST.

For more information please visit the International PowerShell User Group Day/ website.

Location Information:

Address info:
2501 W Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI 53713

The conference room is in the East Tower on the 4th Floor in the
“Wipfli” space.

Posted February 27, 2012 by adriscoll86 in Meeting

February Meeting Notes   Leave a comment

Today we welcomed Steve Murawski from the Milwaukee Script Club. He presented on admin tools for free. We ran through some of the basic functionality that administrators can use that is built right into PowerShell. Rather than having a script sharing session, Steve presented for over an hour and half with a ton of great information. Thanks Steve for a great presentation!!

Steve runs the Milwaukee Script Club so if you are in the area, feel free to join them on every third Tuesday.

Links from the meeting


  • 7 Attendees in Person
  • 3 Attendees online
  • We spent about 20 minutes chatting and had a short announcements section
  • The presentation ran for 1 hour and 41 minutes

We had some issues with video during the meeting. We will try to correct this for future meetings. We did record this meeting but the video in the recording experienced the same issues that we had with video during the LiveMeeting. If you want to attempt to watch the video feel free to check it out here.

Our next meeting is scheduled for March 6th. We may adjust this date to coincide with the International PowerShell User Group day so stay tuned for that information!