We have revamped the PowerPack Library hosting dozens of useful PowerGUI extensions so it now lets you browse the categories rather than look through one big flat list.
One list was pretty handy in April when we were just starting but now with 27 packs already there and new one submitted by the community every few days search became the only way to find what you need.
So what we did was create a bunch of categories and put the existing packs in them. Here are the ones we have at the moment:
- Active Directory (user- and group-management with PowerShell)
- Exchange (UI to manage mailboxes, certificates, public folders, and much more)
- Internet (with PowerShell-based RSS reader!)
- Network (remote computer management)
- Operations Manager (MOM)
- PowerShell (way to learn the platform!)
- Reporting (more output capabilities)
- SQL (database management with PowerShell)
- Windows Server (manage local resources)
A lot of good stuff. All available for free and most of the packs posted by community members (with really few exceptions of packs by the PowerGUI team.)
Another good thing that I like about the packs is that they can actually show you how to use PowerShell to script against the systems.
For example, if you need to learn to manage SQL Server with PowerShell scripts you can download the SQL PowerPack, use it and at any time click the PowerShell Code tab to see/copy-paste the code you need.
If there’s something else we can do to make the site more convenient to use please comment here or in the site discussion forum.
Tags: PowerGUI, SCOM, Exchange 2007, Systems Center Operations Manager 2007, OpsMan, PowerPack, OpsManager, PowerShell, Reporting, MOM, Exchange, SQL, RSS Reader, AD, Active Directory, desktop management, Internet