PowerShell HacktoberFest

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Top 23 PowerShell HacktoberFest Projects

  • winget-pkgs

    The Microsoft community Windows Package Manager manifest repository

    Project mention: Winget --override | reddit.com/r/Intune | 2022-09-11

    Update: I probably should have looked at winget Teamviewer installer manifest first, as it utilises the EXE rather than the MSI.

  • docker

    Docker official jenkins repo (by jenkinsci)

    Project mention: Alguien sabe en qué consiste un Archivo Redme.txt que describa un programa,soy muy principiante:( | reddit.com/r/programacion | 2022-09-08
  • Scout APM

    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • Empire

    Empire is a PowerShell and Python 3.x post-exploitation framework. (by BC-SECURITY)

    Project mention: Why doesn't Empire start?? | reddit.com/r/Kalilinux | 2022-04-03

    Is the new version. The original Empire one was discontinued Old: https://github.com/EmpireProject/Empire New: https://github.com/BC-SECURITY/Empire

  • dbatools

    🚀 SQL Server automation and instance migrations have never been safer, faster or freer

    Project mention: Looking for public powershell projects to learn best practices and as a reference | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2021-12-22
  • PowerShell

    PowerShell functions and scripts (Azure, Active Directory, SCCM, SCSM, Exchange, O365, ...) (by lazywinadmin)

    Project mention: A way to see how frequently Exchange Meeting rooms are being used? | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2022-08-12
  • PowerShell-Docs

    The official PowerShell documentation sources

    Project mention: How to build a solution like docs.microsoft.com | reddit.com/r/github | 2022-05-08

    They seem to have an internal system that is triggered by commits on the main branch on those repositories that contain docs. For example, if you look at https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/PowerShell-Docs, and click on the commit checks for the latest main commit (green checkmark next to the commit), there is one check "OpenPublishing.Build" that leads to the report of where the files were uploaded: https://opbuilduserstoragepublic.blob.core.windows.net/report/2022%5C5%5C5%5C6ff7e8c3-dfc6-3ebd-da5a-d5e2ff43de8f%5CPullRequest%5C202205052157488348-8793%5Cworkflow_report.html?sv=2021-04-10&se=2022-06-05T21%3A59%3A48Z&sr=b&sp=r&sig=VsulIs3Vw8QappOaWIin6%2FqLJN5M99%2FATZiOWFF3k0U%3D

  • PSKoans

    A simple, fun, and interactive way to learn the PowerShell language through Pester unit testing.

    Project mention: I need help with PowerShell | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2022-09-27
  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • boxstarter

    Repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages

    Project mention: How to install Windows that launches custom scripts? | reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2022-08-13
  • BurntToast

    Module for creating and displaying Toast Notifications on Microsoft Windows 10.

    Project mention: Display a popup with the Windows 10/11 look and feel | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2022-07-21
  • Microsoft365DSC

    Manages, configures, extracts and monitors Microsoft 365 tenant configurations

    Project mention: Any way to automate creation of Intune policies? | reddit.com/r/Intune | 2022-03-06
  • PSWinReporting

    This PowerShell Module has multiple functionalities, but one of the signature features of this module is the ability to parse Security logs on Domain Controllers providing easy to use access to AD Events.

  • PSWriteHTML

    PSWriteHTML is PowerShell Module to generate beautiful HTML reports, pages, emails without any knowledge of HTML, CSS or JavaScript. To get started basics PowerShell knowledge is required.

    Project mention: Need help with HTML report | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2022-09-19
  • GPOZaurr

    Group Policy Eater is a PowerShell module that aims to gather information about Group Policies but also allows fixing issues that you may find in them.

    Project mention: Best Active Directory Analyzer? | reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2022-01-10

    GPOZaurr gives a 360-degree view of GPOs/Netlogon/Sysvol problems and solutions. Blogged about it here -> https://evotec.xyz/the-only-command-you-will-ever-need-to-understand-and-fix-your-group-policies-gpo/ -> sources are here: https://github.com/EvotecIT/GPOZaurr

  • Pode

    Pode is a Cross-Platform PowerShell web framework for creating REST APIs, Web Sites, and TCP/SMTP servers

    Project mention: Easy way to run scripts via GUI? | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2022-09-25

    Powershell REST api with https://badgerati.github.io/Pode/ + HTML/JS

  • docker-inbound-agent

    Docker image for a Jenkins agent which can connect to Jenkins using TCP or Websocket protocols

    Project mention: How to edit system properties in JenkinsCI in Kubernetes | reddit.com/r/jenkinsci | 2022-01-10

    > https://github.com/jenkinsci/docker-inbound-agent/blob/master/jenkins-agent

  • Testimo

    Testimo is a PowerShell module for running health checks for Active Directory against a bunch of different tests

    Project mention: Best Active Directory Analyzer? | reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2022-01-10

    I came across this the other day and it looks promising but haven't had a chance to dig into it yet. https://github.com/EvotecIT/Testimo

  • chocolatey-packages

    Chocolatey Community Maintainers Team Packages - packages that are managed and maintained by core community team for community package repository (https://community.chocolatey.org/packages)

    Project mention: Ask HN: Best books on managing software complexity? | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-02-06


    Here is the exact case you mention, just WAY worst. This is something I did for chocolatey community:


    This page checks ~250 web sites for updates on various software. Today it has 6 errors and usually never much more. On my own location I keep ~60 packages and I get errors I tackle errors maybe once a year.

    Check out the settings which make it so robust:


  • ff2mpv

    A Firefox/Chrome add-on for playing URLs in mpv.

    Project mention: LPT: Open VLC and drag a youtube link to it. It'll play in VLC (with all the capabilities of VLC), and it'll skip ads. | reddit.com/r/LifeProTips | 2022-09-14

    There are also browser extensions that add a toolbar button and a link context menu option to automatically open videos from quite a number of popular sites in MPV. I'm using ff2mpv. It only took a minute to set up.

  • PSTeams

    PSTeams is a PowerShell Module working on Windows / Linux and Mac. It allows sending notifications to Microsoft Teams via WebHook Notifications. It's pretty flexible and provides a bunch of options. Initially, it only supported one sort of Team Cards but since version 2.X.X it supports Adaptive Cards, Hero Cards, List Cards, and Thumbnail Cards. All those new cards have their own cmdlets and the old version of creating Teams Cards stays as-is for compatibility reasons.

    Project mention: Mentioning users when sending notifications to Microsoft Teams using PowerShell | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2022-01-16

    Sources: https://github.com/EvotecIT/PSTeams

  • SqlServerDsc

    This module contains DSC resources for deployment and configuration of Microsoft SQL Server.

    Project mention: Assigning SQL Server Roles via Group Policy? | reddit.com/r/SQLServer | 2022-04-19

    I think you should be able to accomplish with DSC, and the SqlServerDSC module. It's a bit involved getting everything set up and configured, but we're currently using DSC with Azure automation to do configurations of MSSQL VM's in Azure after deploying resources with Terraform. But, DSC works on-prem, too.

  • ADEssentials

    PowerShell Active Directory helper functions to manage healthy Active Directory

    Project mention: Finding duplicate DNS entries using PowerShell - Evotec | reddit.com/r/SysAdminBlogs | 2022-07-26
  • PSWinDocumentation

    PowerShell Module that creates Word/Excel/SQL documentation from Active Directory (AD), AWS, Office 365 and others. It's a work in progress!

    Project mention: AD Diagrammer/Documentation tools | reddit.com/r/activedirectory | 2022-04-22
  • AdsiPS

    PowerShell module to interact with Active Directory using ADSI and the System.DirectoryServices namespace (.NET Framework)

    Project mention: PS1 to exe including modules | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2022-04-05

    Another I use for referencing what I can use: https://github.com/lazywinadmin/AdsiPS/tree/master/src/public

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-09-27.

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What are some of the best open-source HacktoberFest projects in PowerShell? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 winget-pkgs 6,053
2 docker 5,417
3 Empire 2,810
4 dbatools 1,982
5 PowerShell 1,866
6 PowerShell-Docs 1,467
7 PSKoans 1,184
8 boxstarter 1,147
9 BurntToast 1,107
10 Microsoft365DSC 811
11 PSWinReporting 645
12 PSWriteHTML 572
13 GPOZaurr 559
14 Pode 533
15 docker-inbound-agent 428
16 Testimo 380
17 chocolatey-packages 370
18 ff2mpv 325
19 PSTeams 324
20 SqlServerDsc 312
21 ADEssentials 279
22 PSWinDocumentation 226
23 AdsiPS 184
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