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PowerGUI 3.1 Released!

What a better way to get closer to the weekend than getting a new version of PowerGUI? 🙂 And here it is now available for download at PowerGUI.org.

New in PowerGUI free – PowerGUI on a USB key!

Now you don’t have to install PowerGUI on a computer on which you want to use it. Instead, PowerGUI can create a USB drive with a portable version of the product!

To use the feature:

  1. Insert the flash drive with ~ 80 MB of free space into a USB port,
  2. In PowerGUI Script Editor, run the following command in the PowerShell Console panel:

& "$PGHome\InstallPortable.ps1"

Fixes and Improvements

A lot of them. To name just a few of my favorites:

  • You can now close the Welcome tab if you don’t need it,
  • Script Editor starts faster,
  • Large scripts are much faster to debug,
  • File / Search Online dialog box can now find a PowerShell script by the name of the script author!

New in PowerGUI Pro

And we have even more goodies for our Pro users! You guys have already had ability to compile PowerShell scripts to exe files, now with 3.1 you can also compile them into real Windows Services!

Download new PowerGUI at PowerGUI.org and let us know what you think!

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Enter-PSSession now working in PowerGUI

With 2.3 release we have finally implemented interactive remoting – so now you can use Enter-PSSession and Exit-PSSession right in the PowerGUI Script Editor. This is very handy in the PowerShell Console pane, when you want to quickly interactively connect to a remote server.

Enter-PSSession - interactive PowerShell remoting in PowerGUI Script Editor

We have long had support for other forms of remoting (New-PSSession, Invoke-Command, and so on) – now we finally are closing the loop with the addition of interactive remoting.

Learn more about what’s new in PowerGUI 2.3 and download it here!

What’s New in AD cmdlets 1.4

Don’t get confused by the version number – this is a major update to the free QAD cmdlets adding significant new functionality and making Active Directory management from PowerShell easier than ever before.

Here is a quick list of what is new in this release.

You can read more about each cmdlet and parameter by following the corresponding links – or waiting till I blog about all the new functionality throughout the coming weeks.

32 new cmdlets!

Certificate and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) management

Email address management

Auxiliary cmdlets for Progress Bar and Inactive Account Reporting

20 New Parameters

Parameters Added for Cmdlets
ExpiredFor

Inactive

InactiveFor

NotLoggedOnFor

PasswordNotChangedFor

Get-QADUser
Inactive

InactiveFor

NotLoggedOnFor

PasswordNotChangedFor

Get-QADComputer
PrimaryProxyAddress

ProxyAddress

SecondaryProxyAddress

Get-QADObject

Get-QADGroup

Get-QADUser

ShowProgress

ProgressThreshold

Activity

Get-QADComputer

Get-QADGroup

Get-QADGroupMember

Get-QADManagedObject

Get-QADMemberOf

Get-QADObject

Get-QADPasswordSettingsObject

Get-QADPasswordSettingsObjectAppliesTo

Get-QADUser

Get-QARSAccessTemplate

Get-QARSAccessTemplateLink

Get-QARSWorkflowDefinition

Disabled

Enabled

KeepForeignSecurityPrincipals

Get-QADGroupMember
ResolveForeignSecurityPrincipals Get-QADObject
Control Add-QADGroupMember

Add-QADMemberOf

Add-QADPasswordSettingsObjectAppliesTo

Deprovision-QADUser

Disable-QADComputer

Disable-QADUser

Enable-QADComputer

Enable-QADUser

Get-QADComputer

Get-QADGroup

Get-QADGroupMember

Get-QADManagedObject

Get-QADMemberOf

Get-QADObject

Get-QADPasswordSettingsObject

Get-QADPasswordSettingsObjectAppliesTo

Get-QADUser

Get-QARSAccessTemplate

Get-QARSAccessTemplateLink

Get-QARSWorkflowDefinition

Move-QADObject

New-QADComputer

New-QADGroup

New-QADObject

New-QADPasswordSettingsObject

New-QADUser

New-QARSAccessTemplateLink

Publish-QARSGroup

Remove-QADGroupMember

Remove-QADMemberOf

Remove-QADObject

Remove-QADPasswordSettingsObjectAppliesTo

Remove-QARSAccessTemplateLink

Rename-QADObject

Reset-QADComputer

Restore-QADDeletedObject

Set-QADComputer

Set-QADGroup

Set-QADObject

Set-QADUser

Set-QARSAccessTemplateLink

Unlock-QADUser

Unpublish-QARSGroup

SearchRoot parameter now accepting arrays

This lets you retrieve objects from multiple containers with one call. The change affects the following cmdlets:

  • Get-QADComputer
  • Get-QADGroup
  • Get-QADObject
  • Get-QADPasswordSettingsObject
  • Get-QADUser
  • Get-QARSAccessTemplate
  • Get-QARSAccessTemplateLink
  • Get-QARSWorkflowDefinition
  • Summary

    To get full list of all QAD cmdlets please see AD cmdlets online reference.

    Download AD cmdlets 1.4 here and let us know what you think.

    New in PowerGUI 2.1 – Charts

    Now you can have your plots, pie charts, bar charts and many other kinds of graphics for your data displayed instead of the data grid view or right next to it right inside the PowerGUI Administrative Console:

    This turns PowerGUI into a great reporting and data visualization tool.

    Check out the video, download PowerGUI 2.1 and let us know what you think.

    PowerGUI 2.1 is available

    If you have not downloaded the new version yet – do it now. This is one of the most exciting ‘minor’ releases we have ever had!

    There are multiple improvements (editor performance got even better!) and bugfixes, plus a few very important features:

    Charts: Admin console now has built in charting so with a few clicks you can change the grid into a chart or make them display side by side.

    Custom html pages: Any node can now display your custom HTML or MHT file instead (or next to) the data grid. This lets you add some branding or help information to your powerpacks.

    Script Editor SDK: Create add-ons adding custom panes, menu items, toolbar buttons, event handlers, or append/redeifine any of our editor and debugger functionality!

    These are very exciting and each deserves a separate blog post – which is exactly what I am planning to do in the next few days. Stay tuned for the posts. Download PowerGUI 2.1 now!

    PowerGUI Pro with MobileShell Released

    The final code and trial keys are now freely available at www.quest.com/PowerGUIPro.

    As I mentioned previously, this is essentially the same as free PowerGUI 2.0 available from PowerGUI.org but has version control for PowerShell scripts and MobileShell (PowerShell in a browser including full support for Linux, Mac, iPhone, etc.)

    Thanks to everyone who helped beta-test this great release. Give it a try – go to the PowerGUI Pro page, download the final code, get a free trial license, and hopefully buy the product.

    New in PowerGUI 2.0: Snapshots

    Our free PowerShell tool just got its version 2.0 release and besides multiple bugfixes and improvements a great new feature: Configuration Snapshots.

    The way snapshots work is really similar to what you find in virtualization tools. At any time you can create a Snapshot and this will effectively make PowerGUI Admin Console save a copy of the current state of all your nodes, actions, PowerPacks and so on so if you mess up with your experiments you have a checkpoint to which you can revert:

    Besides that we automatically create a new snapshot each time you install or upgrade a PowerPack so you have an ability to roll these changes back.

    But wait, there is more!

    You can select any two snapshots and view a detailed report on what exactly changed between them:

    Or even open a previous snapshot in PowerGUI Admin Console side-by-side with the current state:

    We hope this makes your experience on working with PowerGUI Admin Console and authoring (and using) PowerPacks much more enjoyable!

    You can read about some of bugfixes based on community feedback in our release notes.

    Download PowerGUI 2.0 and let us know what you think!


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