PowerShell for Windows Admins:

August, 2011


August 7, 2011  9:26 AM

MSDiskDriver classes



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Disks

The root\wmi namespace contains four MSDiskDriver related classes

gwmi -Namespace root\wmi -Class msdiskdriver* -List | select name

MSDiskDriver
MSDiskDriver_Performance
MSDiskDriver_PerformanceData
MSDiskDriver_Geometry

 

The...

August 5, 2011  1:11 PM

Change Volume Label



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Disks

While we are looking at disks I’ll add this function to the mix

function set-volumelabel {            
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August 5, 2011  11:58 AM

Setting the drive letter



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Disks

I’ve been working on some WMI  functions for disks recently. First off setting the disk drive letter.

function set-driveletter {            

				
								
				 

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August 4, 2011  1:40 PM

Authentication, Impersonation and Privileges



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, WMI

So, you want to use a new WMI namespace you have discovered that lets you work with IIS.

PS> Get-WmiObject -Namespace 'root\webadministration' -List -ComputerName web01
Get-WmiObject : Access denied
At line:1 char:14
+ Get-WmiObject <<<< ...


August 3, 2011  2:36 AM

Network speeds–the faster ones



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2

Quick update to

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August 2, 2011  9:02 AM

Using enums



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, WMI

Following on my post about using enums http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2011/08/02/enums.aspx

I thought it...


August 1, 2011  7:06 AM

PowerShell Admin Modules



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PSAM

Just been checking the stats on the PowerShell Admin Modules - http://psam.codeplex.com/ – and this month its reached over 1000 downloads.

I have a couple of updates in the pipeline that should be available...


August 1, 2011  6:57 AM

Where to select



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, WMI

Using select-object (aliased to select in common usage) to reduce the number of properties passing into further processing is a common aspect of using PowerShell. However, its not the only place we can do it.

Consider this scenario.

We need to test the network client on a number...


August 1, 2011  6:44 AM

Network client



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Network

Need to test the network client?

PS (6) > Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkClient


__GENUS          : 2
__CLASS          : Win32_NetworkClient ...


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