PowerShell for Windows Admins:

April, 2011


April 30, 2011  12:02 PM

PowerShell Deep Dive III: WQL query speed

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

One topic that came up during my talk at Deep Dive was the speed of running a WQL vs using –Filter in Get-WmiObject.  I’d never tested it so its time to find out.

PowerShell v2 has a handy cmdlet called Measure-Command that times how long a command runs

We’ll start...

April 29, 2011  3:28 AM

PowerShell Deep Dive: II Win32_Volume

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

One question that I was asked at the deep dive -

Is there a way to link a disk volume back to the physical disk it resides on?

There doesn’t seem to be. If we test the WMI classes associated with a volume we get these results

Win32_Directory
Win32_QuotaSetting...


April 26, 2011  1:27 PM

May 2011–UK PowerShell UG

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway


When: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:30 PM (BST)


Where: Live Meeting

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Join PowerShell MVP and author Jonathan Medd to learn about PowerShell modules and how to get the most out of them.

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Richard Siddaway has invited you...


April 26, 2011  1:08 PM

System Stability part II

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Last time we looked at the Win32_ReliabilityStabilityMetrics and closed by stating we’d look at the reliability records.  Reliability records are event log records related to system reliability.  The working part of the record is shown below (after the system properties are...


April 23, 2011  5:34 AM

System Stability

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

As admins one of the things we need to be able to prove is the stability and reliability of our systems. With Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 we have a way to do this

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April 21, 2011  1:52 PM

PowerShell and WMI MEAP update

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Chapters 8 and 9 of PowerShell and WMI have been released into the MEAP. They are available from http://www.manning.com/siddaway2/

 

Chapter 8 covers the File system


April 13, 2011  12:58 PM

Tuesday’s recording

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The recording from Tuesdays UG meeting is available.

Richard Siddaway has invited you to view a Microsoft Office Live Meeting recording.
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April 11, 2011  1:08 PM

User Group meeting–tomorrow

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Don’t forget the user group meeting tomorrow

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April 9, 2011  2:29 AM

Scripting Games 2011 commentary ||: top 10 mistakes

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See this excellent for tips on what not to do when writing PowerShell scripts

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April 8, 2011  3:15 PM

Scripting Games 2011 commentary I: Line continuations

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No I’m not going to give you the answers – you’ll just have to wait until the events close.

During (and possibly after) the games I’m going to comment on some of the things I’ve noticed about PowerShell usage.

I want to start with breaking a PowerShell line across...


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