PowerShell for Windows Admins:

January, 2011


January 28, 2011  1:17 PM

Science or Art

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Infrastructure Architecture = Science or Art. Discuss.

We claim the titles of architect and/or engineer but is what we do as infrastructure architects really based on solid scientific/engineering principles.

I would claim not. Much of what we do is recycling the designs of the...

January 25, 2011  2:08 PM

System Restore Points pt 2

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

  We have seen how to discover the available restore points.  What about creating one.

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January 23, 2011  1:10 PM

System Restore Points

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

 

PowerShell 2.0 supplies 4 cmdlets for working with system restore points. 

Disable-ComputerRestore
Enable-ComputerRestore
Get-ComputerRestorePoint
Restore-Computer

This is great but they only work with the local machine. You can test...


January 22, 2011  2:12 PM

Environmental variables

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

 

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Environment | sort Name | select Name, VariableValue

shows the environmental variables that can be seen on the control panel system dialog.

Useful for checking remote machines if the computername parameter is added to Get-WmiObject


January 21, 2011  12:26 PM

First time sighting

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I received an unsolicited job spec today – first time I’ve seen one with PowerShell listed as the essential skill

Now is definitely the time to start learning PowerShell if you haven’t already


January 19, 2011  2:07 PM

get-scripting PowerShell Podcast

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I recently recorded an episode of the get-scripting podcast which is produced by fellow PowerShell MVP Jonathan Medd.  The podcast is available from

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January 18, 2011  3:45 PM

UK User Group–February Live Meeting

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway


When: Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 7:30 PM (GMT)


Where: Live Meeting

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An introductory session showing how to get the most out of PowerShell’s utility cmdlets. These...


January 16, 2011  1:09 PM

UK PowerShell User Group Meetings

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Please note the following dates for your diaries:

 

8 February – PowerShell utility cmdlets

An introductory session showing how to get the most out of PowerShell’s utility cmdlets.  These are

Compare-Object
ForEach-Object


January 13, 2011  1:57 PM

Registry data types

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

 

One point I didn’t cover in my series on working with the registry was how to get the type of a registry value.


January 13, 2011  12:49 PM

PowerShell and WMI – Chapter 4

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Chapter 4 has been released for PowerShell and WMI. It is available through the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) at http://www.manning.com/siddaway2/

The first 4 chapters cover:

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