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September, 2011


September 27, 2011  1:49 PM

WMI provider and MOF file

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

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


__GENUS          : 2

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September 22, 2011  12:29 PM

PowerShell remoting and the customisation of remoting end points–recording

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

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September 21, 2011  2:20 PM

select-object quirk

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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*

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September 20, 2011  12:34 PM

PowerShell 3 CTP1

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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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