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January, 2010


January 25, 2010  1:17 PM

Correct version of PowerShell



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2

It seems that versions of the PowerShell v2 CTP are still being used and problems are being reported because the incorrect version of PowerShell is being used.

Tobias has a great post explaining which version you should be using and providing tools to check your PowerShell...

January 24, 2010  3:39 PM

Remember Tuesday



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

Tuesday 26 January 7:30 GMT

PowerShell User group meeting on Windows 2008 R2 AD cmdlets

Details from

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January 23, 2010  6:54 AM

Disk Methods Part 1



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Disks

 

We have seen how to pull information about our disks – what about working with them. As a quick recap on the objects that PowerShell deals with – properties give us the information and methods enable us to do stuff. So what stuff can we do?

We can find out from the...


January 19, 2010  2:26 PM

Mapping Physical Drives to Logical Drives Part 3



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Disks

 

Following on from last time we will extend our script to pull the information for logical drives.


January 17, 2010  5:44 AM

Mapping Physical drives to logical drives part 2



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Disks

 

We have seen how to get physical disk information and how to get the associations between WMI classes.  We’ll now start to put this together.

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January 16, 2010  4:14 AM

WQL



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
WMI

I mentioned WQL last time.  if you aren’t aware of it WQL is the WMI Query Language or SQL for WMI. It is actually a subset of SQL.

We will see it used directly in queries such as the one we use to find the ASSOCIATORS and indirectly in filter statements when using...


January 15, 2010  3:49 PM

Mapping physical disks to logical drives



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Disks

We have looked at physical disks and logical disks. We know there is a relationship between them.

disk drive – partition – logical disk

In WMI this maps to.

Win32_DiskDrive - Win32_DiskPartition - Win32_LogicalDisk.DeviceID

We have two classes that provide the...


January 12, 2010  2:41 AM

Disks Part 4: Mount points



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Disks

We have seen how to discover our physical and logical disks.  In a quick digression I want to cover Mount Points.  These allow us to mount the volume into an empty folder in the file system rather than having a new drive. They are useful when we have lots of volumes and need to...


January 8, 2010  1:44 PM

Disks Part 3



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Disks

 

We have seen how to use Win32_DiskDrive to look at our physical disks but this isn’t the whole story. We also need to consider logical disks or volumes

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January 5, 2010  1:58 PM

Disks Part 2



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Disks

 

Moving swiftly on from last time we can expand the information returned on our disks


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