A little story before I ask for help.
I work in a community college. I’ve been in the IT industry for over 15 years. In these 15+ years I had it in my head that I hate programming because of my experience with it in College. Recently, I accidentally installed 8GB sticks in 4 of 35 computers in a lab. I noticed this only after all the RAM was installed. I was angry at the fact that I would have to crack open all the computers to visually check every one of them. I rant to my colleague about it. He says give me 5 minutes. Sure enough 5 minutes later he tells me, it’s in the following 4 computers. MAGIC!
Thus begins my , marvelous? journey into the world of programming. I decided to start with Powershell, wish me luck
As previously mentioned, I am a technologist working in a community college. We recently purchased a whole bunch of Lenovo ThinkCentre M710s. In the BIOS there is an option to have the computer power on or off at certain times. I don’t feel like logging into each computer to change this and was hoping that I can use Powershell to enable these settings. We were previously purchasing Dell PCs and they had a program that with the help of SCCM we were able to automate changing the BIOS settings. I cannot find any software like this for our Lenovo machines. Therefore I figured I would try and make my own.
So far to prepare myself I watched Getting Started with Microsoft PowerShell with Jason Helmick and Jeffrey Snover. After finishing that I even felt adventurous enough to watch Advanced Tools & Scripting with PowerShell 3.0 , again with the same duo.
So now I am here to take advantage of this helpful PS community. I have a few questions for everyone.
I am currently reading this guide. I erased my original questions and I will post any future questions as a reply if I get stuck. In the meantime I am open to any suggestions on how to best handle this problem.
Thank you all in advance. I look forward to learn with you guys by my side