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Windows PowerShell is a technology that makes it possible to use scripts to do almost anything on a machine. Group Policy is also a great technology that makes it possible to make a lot of changes to many machines at any time.

Specops commitment to innovation and simplicity combines the two technologies, and adds a ton of new functionality to PowerShell, including: instant feedback,reporting and scheduling.

Specops Command

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Take Windows PowerShell scripting to your network

With Specops Command, we take PowerShell scripting to every desktop and server in your network.  

This makes PowerShell scripting even more powerful and easier to manage. We give you the potential to do anything you can do with Windows PowerShell and do it on each computer in your entire network with just a couple of mouse clicks. And even better, if you know how to write PowerShell scripts and cmdlets, you can extend Specops Command yourself!

How to deploy a PowerShell script

Specops Command GUIIn order to deploy a PowerShell or VBScript to some desktops or servers of your choice, you have to open your GPMC and select the Group Policy that will carry out the magic. You will then get into edit mode and can type, or paste, your script into  Group Policy.

You can also get an overview of all the current script assignments you have in effect, including relevant information such as if it succeeded or failed and when the script last was executed.

Set target of your PowerShell script

Once the actual script is created or imported, it is time to select where you would like the script to be deployed and executed. You do this through an advanced, but simple, user interface. 

A big advantage with the targeting functionality is that it is executed on the local machine, thus providing real time evaluation if the script, and cmdlets, should be deployed and executed -  or not.

Schedule script and get real time reports

After your target is set you decide if you want to schedule the script execution and if so, when and how often you would like the script to execute.

The final step is that you would like to see a report on how the script actually performed. You can do this and much more with Specops Reporting which comes with the product.

 

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  • Support for PowerShell and VBScript
  • Makes management of potentially all scripts a lot easier. Take control of your script mess!
  • Execute scripts every Group Policy interval (about every 90 minutes, at startup, login)
  • Scheduling - Decide when and how often a script shall execute
  • Automatic Windows PowerShell deployment and Automatic Management/deployment of PowerShell Cmdlets
  • Targeting - Point and click where you want the script to execute
  • Undo scripts - Handy when scripts (Group Policy) fall out of scope
  • Instant Reporting and Script execution feedback tells you what happened, why and when it happened
  • Run Scripts with User or Computer credentials
  • Extension to Group Policy which means endless scalability and easy manageability

Expert impressions
 

Jeffrey Snover, Windows Management Partner Architect, Microsoft:

"... when I finally understood what they were doing, the top of my head exploded."

Read more about Jeffrey's impressions of Specops Command at the MSDN PowerShell blog.

TechNet Scripting Guys, Microsoft:

"We realize that true PowerShell diehards might already be disappointed by this gift guide. Why? Because the only thing we really want is the ability to use PowerShell for logon scripts, but there’s no way that the Scripting Guys can give us that. Is there?”

"No, we’re sorry, there isn’t. The truth is, the Scripting Guys can’t give you the ability to use PowerShell for logon scripts But that’s OK, because the good folks at Specops Software can."

Read more the Scripting Guys choice of Specops Command in their Windows PowerShell Holiday Gift Guide.

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