It is amazing what I learn about my scripts when I do projects for customers who use the various documentation scripts on an almost daily basis. I will be adding two feature requests to all the scripts I manage and about six new scripts coming this week: specify an optional output folder for the output file and an option to email the output file. In addition, for the XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x script, I will be adding a Sections parameter. This parameter will allow you to specify a specific section of the report to get data. For example, you could specify Policies and only the Policies will be in the report. No catalogs, no groups, no apps, etc, just the one section you specify.
The scripts I will be updating with the output folder and email options are:
- Active Directory
- New PVS
- Old PVS
- PVS Assessment
- XenApp 6.5
- XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x
- XenDesktop 5.x
In the next week or two, I will also be releasing several new scripts I use on various Active Directory related projects. The scripts are written, I just need to polish them up for public release. They will also have the output folder and email options.
When I work with these customers and see how they use the scripts in a production environment, I ask them why they never emailed me with these feature requests. They always answer “I just didn’t want to bother you”! People, I am here to be bothered. If you want to see enhancements made to the scripts to help you in the ways you use the scripts in your production environment, ask away. If it is a feature that, to me, makes sense to implement for general use, I will get it added as I find the time. Sometimes people ask for features that are very specific and would work only for their specific environment. Unfortunately, those suggestions I just can’t take the time to implement. But hey, you have the source code for every script so you can implement any changes you want that are specific to your environment.
Please, if you have any suggestions or feature requests, you are not bothering me by asking. email away. [email protected]