The automation’s the thing

Without true automation, guided interviews that produce legal forms are too difficult to justify the learning curve. As I have stated on this blog before, I am working on updating the Greater Boston Legal Services Eviction Defense System, a tool that helps lawyers and nonlawyer advocates complete legal forms for an eviction. The original system […]

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Improve Your Windows 10 Deployment with Powershell and Configuration Manager

My favorite part of my IT work is finding a way to automate, speed-up, and take away busy work. We end up purchasing about 50 new workstations each year. A few years ago we invested in a product that was supposed to speed up our workstation image deployments. It made it easy to build an image, […]

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Using Powershell to Help Migrate Your Users’ Connection to Sharepoint to a New Site

If you are using many SharePoint lists and want to connect them to Outlook automatically for your users, you have probably noticed that the official tools for this are lacking. We don’t get nearly the simplicity of Exchange Public Folders without a lot of work, from the difficulty in just getting the SharePoint URLs in […]

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Remove a SharePoint List from Outlook’s Default SharePoint Lists with Powershell

There’s a very useful Administrative Template for Outlook that allows you to install a set of Default SharePoint Lists with just Group Policy. Unfortunately–there’s no way to remove that set of lists with a GPO, such as you may want to do if the content was migrated to a new version of SharePoint or to […]

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User account creation script

I created a relatively complex Powershell script to manage creating new user accounts in our environment. It handles the following: Highly configurable with a separate config file to customize to your site Creating the user in AD from a .csv file with just a few simple fields User settings based on a template account–you can use […]

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