PowerShell for Windows Admins:

March, 2010


March 30, 2010  2:34 PM

Shares: Creating III

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

In a previous post

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/powershell/shares-creating-ii/

we looked at...

March 24, 2010  1:20 PM

Scripting Games 2010

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Don’t expect to be anywhere but in front of your computer between 26 April and 7 May.  Why? because the 2010 Scripting Games are happening.

The usual 10 events with beginners and advanced versions.

A whole bunch of expert commentators – including me.

 

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March 24, 2010  1:19 PM

Book Review: Windows PowerShell 2.0 best practices

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

 

I’ve published a review of the book here

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March 21, 2010  7:22 AM

Shares: Creating II

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Now we have seen how to create a share lets extend the script a bit.  This is how a lot of my scripts get developed.  I need to solve a particular problem so I write a script to do that task.  While I’m writing I try to see how I can make the script generic. Sometimes the script...


March 12, 2010  4:06 PM

Shares: Creating I

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

we’ve seen a few things we can do with shares – its time to look at creating them. A simple share craetion script will look like this

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March 7, 2010  5:23 AM

Shares: Understanding the Access Mask

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

 

We saw earlier that the access mask was returned as a number.  We need to understand what that number means.

NOTE – BEFORE RUNNING THE SCRIPT ENSURE LINE 16 AND 17 ARE COMBINED.  THEY ARE SPLIT HERE TO FIT THE LISTING INTO THE DISPLAY WIDTH.  THE...


March 6, 2010  6:06 AM

Share Type

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

 

One other point we need to cover is the type of share.  We have a number of choices as shown in the script.  The Type property has to be converted from a number to an understandable value – unless you want to learn the share types off by heart.


March 6, 2010  4:37 AM

Sharing

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

 

One area of our Windows machines that we definitely need to think about is the shares we create on a machine. These control access to resources – especially file resources.

We can find the shares on a machine using the Win32_Share class. The name of the share and its...


March 5, 2010  3:23 PM

50% discount extended

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Manning www.manning.com have extended their 50% discount across the weekend as follows:

(Today) Friday March 5, 2010: 50% off all MEAPs. Use code dotd0305tw

Saturday March 6, 2010: 50% off all print books. Use code...


March 4, 2010  2:35 PM

What’s the time

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

 

I was answering a question about time synchronisation and it got me wondering about check the time on multiple machines.

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