PowerShell for Windows Admins:

November, 2010


November 24, 2010  1:58 PM

January 2011 PowerShell User Group Meeting

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Save the date -  11 January 2011  7.30 GMT

 

UK PowerShell User group presents a Live Meeting with Ed Wilson – THE Scripting Guy.

Ed will be talking about: 

Windows PowerShell Best Practices

Learn Windows PowerShell best practices as...

November 20, 2010  8:29 AM

PAM 0.4

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PowerShell Admin Modules 0.4 is now available.  This adds a PAMSysInfo module to the download that includes the following functions:

Get-BIOSInfo
Get-Bus
Get-CDROM
Get-ComputerSystem
Get-CPU
Get-MemIrq
Get-OSInfo


November 20, 2010  6:59 AM

Memory, IRQ and devices

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

One of our most valuable system resources is memory. Back in the day we also used to worry about IRQs as we only had 16 but modern Windows gets round this for us.

If you want to know what memory is being used by which device then try this.  We also get IRQ as a bonus

$source...


November 18, 2010  1:25 PM

Joining a domain

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I was creating a new virtual machine and decided to test the JoinDomainOrWorkgroup method of the Win32_ComputerSystem class

The syntax is relatively straight forward

$comp = Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem
$password = "Gu3ssWh4t"
$user =...


November 14, 2010  2:07 PM

PAM 0.3

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I’ve added another module to the PSAM project on codeplex.

Version 0.3 now has:

PAMShares – for working with shares
PAMMath – for working with binary and hex
PAMEnv – for working with environmental variables

The modules can be downloaded from...


November 14, 2010  4:46 AM

PowerShell and WMI book

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

A few months ago I started work on a follow up to PowerShell in Practice – http://www.manning.com/siddaway/ .

This book will also be published by Manning. It covers PowerShell and WMI.  These...


November 12, 2010  1:46 PM

PowerShell in Practice goes mobile

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

PowerShell in Practice is now available in mobi and epub formats for use on Kindle, iPhone, Sony Reader etc etc

If you have a copy of the book you should be getting emailed about the availability of these new formats.  Otherwise check out


November 8, 2010  4:38 PM

Cache memory

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Security

  Processors have cache memory as we saw when we looked at Win32_Processor. We can find more details about the cache memory using the Win32_CacheMemory class

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November 7, 2010  4:00 PM

PowerShell PowerCamp

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Interested in PowerShell?  Want to learn it fast? Want to learn from an expert?

if so check out http://tfl09.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekend-powershell-camp-event-on-cards.html for info on a...


November 7, 2010  3:49 PM

Computer Bus

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I’ve been looking at computer hardware a lot recently.  The buses inside a system can be interesting


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