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September, 2011


September 27, 2011  1:49 PM

WMI provider and MOF file



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, WMI

WMI is installed as a series of providers. The information on creating the classes comes from MOF files. I was recently asked about a problem with a specific class & could it be restored – in this case it was easier to rebuild WMI as the provider created a large part of the root\cimv2...

September 25, 2011  1:35 PM

Proxy function for Get-WmiObject



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, WMI

There are many people who don’t like to see the WMI system properties

PS> Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem | select __*


__GENUS          : 2


September 22, 2011  12:29 PM

PowerShell remoting and the customisation of remoting end points–recording



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, User Group

The recording of Aleksandar’s session for the UK user group

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September 21, 2011  2:20 PM

select-object quirk



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, PowerShell v2

I was working with the new CIM cmdlets in PowerShell 3 CTP and mistyped a command (as I thought)

Get-Cimclass win32_operatingsystem | select -ExpandProperty methods | select -f 1 select -ExpandProperty Qualifiers

 

My surprise was because of the two uses of select...


September 21, 2011  12:10 PM

PowerShell Deep Dive speakers



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Deep dive, PowerShell, PowerShell 3, PowerShell v2

Some more sessions have been announced for the Deep Dive

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September 20, 2011  3:25 PM

PowerShell and DHCP: 1 – servers



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8

Remember that yesterday I loaded the RSAT tools on to my Windows 8 server instance. This includes a PowerShell module that auto loads – like all Windows 8 modules on the PS module path

Start by looking at the GET commands

Get-Command -Module DhcpServer   get*

...


September 20, 2011  12:34 PM

PowerShell 3 CTP1



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3

Today’s big news is the release of CTP1 for PowerShell 3

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27548

It only runs on...


September 19, 2011  12:54 PM

PowerShell 3 discovery



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3

Having a quick look at the numbers of commands in PowerShell 3 on Windows 8 I get this

 

PS> (get-command -CommandType cmdlet).count
376
PS> (get-command -CommandType function).count
524

 

The numbers are even higher on...


September 18, 2011  8:51 AM

DNS cmdlets in PowerShell 3



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
DNS, PowerShell 3, Windows 8

There are a number of modules related to DNS ModuleType Name ---------- ---- Manifest DnsClient Manifest DnsConfig Binary DnsLookup Manifest DnsNrpt If we start with the DnsClient module we get these functions and...


September 17, 2011  9:44 AM

UK User Group–Alexsandar



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, User Group

Quick reminder about the UK User group Live Meeting on remoting and end points presented by PowerShell MVP Alexsandar Nikolic.

Details and link to join from

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