PowerShell for Windows Admins:

August, 2011


August 22, 2011  3:05 PM

TechEd Australia PowerShell conference

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Tuesday August 30th 2011 at 9am EST there is a PowerShell conference at TechEd Australia. 

Details from

http://powershelldownunder.com/featured/teched2011/

The sessions will be available via Live...

August 22, 2011  1:03 PM

Ping a subnet

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I recently needed to find which IP addresses were active on a subnet to track down a printer. Quickest way was to ping them.

 

function ping-subnet {           ...


August 21, 2011  12:24 PM

Create a process on a remote machine

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

We can use the [wmiclass] to create a process but it doesn’t allow us to set the credentials. We can get round that by using a bit of .NET code. [wmiclass] is as accelerator for System.Management.ManagementClass so we go back to basics

function...


August 21, 2011  11:01 AM

Ethernet Errors

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

While we are looking at the MSNdis_Ethernet* classes we should consider these three that pick up potential problems

MSNdis_EthernetReceiveErrorAlignment
MSNdis_EthernetOneTransmitCollision
MSNdis_EthernetMoreTransmitCollisions

 

If all is well we...


August 20, 2011  12:29 PM

Powershell and WMI–MEAP Chapters 12 and 13

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Chapters 12 and 13 have been added to the early access program.

 

Chapter 12: Internet Information Server (IIS) may not be the first application that comes to mind when we think of using WMI to administer remote servers, but it provides a lot of functionality. You'll learn...


August 19, 2011  1:10 PM

Testing MAC address changes

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

My recent post on using MSNdis_EthernetCurrentAddress to get the MAC address may have had you saying so what because I can do this

 

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapter -ComputerName "." | select Name, MACAddress

 

However, there is...


August 18, 2011  1:01 PM

Find the MAC address

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

One thing that has bugged me for years is having to use the /all parameter with ipconfig to get the MAC address. It also doesn’t work on remote machines. bah humbug.

The MSNdis_EthernetCurrentAddress class in the root\wmi namespace offers a quicker way


				
								
				 

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August 17, 2011  2:19 AM

Half price PowerShell books

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Check www.manning .com for a half price deal on PoweShell books:

  • PowerShell in Practice
  • PowerShell and WMI
  • PowerShell in Action
  • Learn PowerShell in a month of lunches
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August 9, 2011  12:58 PM

Book review: SQL Server DMVs in Action

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Title: SQL Server DMVs in Action

Author: Ian Stirk

Publisher: Manning

ISBN: 978-1-935182-73-3

 

DMVs are Dynamic Management Views – they were introduced in SQL Server 2005 and further refined in SQL Server 2008. They maintain information about whats...


August 7, 2011  10:05 AM

MSDiskDriver_Performance

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

We have looked at the MSDiskDriver_Geometry  class now lets look at the MSDiskDriver_Performance class

This is a bit more complicated because the Perfdata property is actually an instance of the MSDiskDriver_PerformanceData class


				
								
				 

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