PowerShell for Windows Admins:

August, 2011


August 30, 2011  12:51 PM

Webcast: Get the most from PowerShell and WMI



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, WMI

I will be presenting the above webcast next week.

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

 

Thats 6pm UK time

 

Register for the web cast at

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August 30, 2011  12:41 PM

Testing services



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2

A forum question about testing services and if they weren’t running got me thinking. I created an function to solve the question

function test-service{             
			


August 29, 2011  3:05 AM

Deal of the Day–PowerShell



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Books, PowerShell v2

PowerShell and WMI is Manning’s deal of the day – 50% off print or e-book.

 

The deal also extends to PowerShell in Practice and PowerShell in Action 2E

See www.manning.com...


August 28, 2011  1:39 PM

Reminder: TechEd Australia PowerShell conference



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2

The TechEd Australia PowerShell conference starts tomorrow at midnight UK time (9am in Australia).  Details from

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August 28, 2011  1:28 PM

Network Adapter vendors



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Network

The NDis WMI classes expose some information about the vendors that produce the various adapters in our systems

function get-adaptervendor {            

				
								
				 

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August 27, 2011  3:18 PM

Msndis class



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Network

The MSNdis class from the root\wmi namespace calls the MSNdis_CoHardwareStatus and MSNdis_CoDriverVersion classes. On my Windows 7 system it tries to call something else but I get a “Get-WmiObject : Not supported” error. Neither of these classes seems to have much in the way of documentation...


August 26, 2011  12:59 PM

European PowerShell Deep Dive–presenting



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

I was notified last night that my submission to the Deep Dive was successful and I will be presenting. There will be a good number of PowerShell MVPs attending. This will be the PowerShell event of the year in Europe. The one in April in the USA was brilliant – this will be at least as...


August 25, 2011  12:46 PM

Network Adapter details



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Network

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August 24, 2011  2:25 PM

Testing the network speed



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Network

In the last post I showed how to use the MSNdis_LinkSpeed class. Digging into the class information I found a suggestion that the speed returned was in Kbps. The answers didn’t look right especially when they suggested my wireless network was running at 540Mbps!

At bit of...


August 24, 2011  2:15 PM

Network Link Speed



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Network

The root\wmi Namespace contains a class that just returns the link speed of your network card. Quick and easy to use function.

function get-linkspeed{            
			


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