Install Chrome using PowerShell

To install Google Chrome using Powershell (headless install) run the following command from and Administrative PowerShell Prompt: $LocalTempDir = $env:TEMP; $ChromeInstaller = "ChromeInstaller.exe"; (new-object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/375.126/chrome_installer.exe', "$LocalTempDir\$ChromeInstaller"); & "$LocalTempDir\$ChromeInstaller" /silent /install; $Process2Monitor = "ChromeInstaller"; Do { $ProcessesFound = Get-Process | ?{$Process2Monitor -contains $_.Name} | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name; If ($ProcessesFound) { "Still running: $($ProcessesFound -join ', ')"... » read more

powershell opens notepad

Why is your awesome powershell script just opening up notepad?! Running Windows PowerShell Scripts Few things in life are as exciting as getting a brand-new command shell and scripting language; in fact, getting a brand-new command shell and scripting language is so exciting that you can barely get the thing out of the box before... » read more

powershell reset active directory password

(original post from: http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/08/17/how-to-change-a-user-s-active-directory-password-with-powershell.aspx)   To change a user’s password using Windows PowerShell, you can use the [adsi] type accelerator. To do this, make a connection to the user object by passing the entire distinguished name of the user. This line of the code is shown here (keep in mind that LDAP is all capital... » read more