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February, 2011


February 28, 2011  3:11 PM

WMI and performance counters II

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February 28, 2011  1:32 PM

WMI metadata

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We normally use WMI to either return information about our systems

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Process | sort KernelModeTime -desc | Format-Table Name, KernelModeTime –AutoSize

or to perform some action

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Process -Filter...


February 27, 2011  10:05 AM

DevConnections–Connections powered by Microsoft

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The conference is in London 14-15 June and includes a number of PowerShell related sessions. There is also a pre-conference PowerShell workshop on 13 June delivered by Don Jones. Details can be found here

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February 27, 2011  4:30 AM

UK PowerShell Group–March 2011

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March 22 we have Tome Tanasovski presenting on Regular Expressions.

 

Tome is a Windows engineer for a market-leading global financial services firm in New York City. He is a recipient of the PowerShell MVP award, the founder and leader of the New York City PowerShell User...


February 26, 2011  8:18 AM

PowerCLI book

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Last May I posted a review of fellow PowerShell MVP Hal Rottenberg’s book on managing VMware through PowerShell - Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 25, 2011  1:24 PM

PowerShell Deep Dive

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If you haven’t seen it already check out the PowerShell Deep Dive at this years “The Experts Conference”. Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 23, 2011  1:18 PM

PowerShell and WMI–Chapter 5 MEAP

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Chapter 5 has been released for PowerShell and WMI. It is available through the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) at http://www.manning.com/siddaway2/
The available chapters cover:

  1. Solving Administrative...


February 22, 2011  4:16 PM

WMI and Performance Counters: I

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

We are always worried about the performance of our systems for one reason or another. We usually turn to sysmon/perfmon to find out how the system is doing.

We can actually use WMI to retrieve this data!

CPU performance is always an issue. We can see what is available

...


February 20, 2011  1:32 PM

Windows 7 SP1

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Installed the RTM version of SP1 today – its one download to cover Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2.  Install is straight forward. No real issues seen.  I’ll report any problems that come up


February 12, 2011  5:04 AM

IT lemmings

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

IT seems to be in a continuous cycle of hype. We keep getting “new” technologies or ways of supplying IT that will solve all of your organisations problems at a stroke. Some examples of this phenomenon include:

  • outsourcing – IT isn’t a core activity for you business so...


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