PowerShell for Windows Admins:

December, 2011


December 23, 2011  1:34 PM

Selecting Property order

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

If you run

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ComputerSystem

you get a few properties displayed

Domain              : WORKGROUP

December 23, 2011  7:48 AM

PowerShell workflows

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Just as remoting was viewed as the biggest gain in PowerShell v2 it looks like PowerShell workflows will be one of the biggest features on PowerShell v3.

Some examples and explanation are available from


December 20, 2011  1:54 PM

Recordings, Slides and Demo scripts

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Here are the recordings, slides and demo scripts from last weeks two Live Meetings.

Introduction to WMI

Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 12, 2011  3:51 PM

WMI LIKEs Wildcards

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

You may hear or read that WMI can’t accept wildcards. WRONG

WMI accepts wildcards but not the ones you might expect.

 

Consider

Get-Process p*

This gets all the process that begin with the letter p

To do something similar with WMI we need...


December 11, 2011  2:32 PM

International WMI week

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

As far as I am concerned this is International WMI week.  I am delivering a Live Meeting session to the Corpus Christi (Texas) PowerShell group on Tuesday – An Introduction to WMI & PowerShell then on Thursday I am delivering a session to the UK PowerShell group


December 11, 2011  3:57 AM

Happy Birthday PowerShell

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

With all the things happening in the last month – including the release of PowerShell v3 CTP 2 - one thing that seems to have been missed is that PowerShell is 5 years old!

Yes – its just over 5 years since the release of PowerShell v1 was announced in Barcelona at the IT Forum


December 10, 2011  9:54 AM

WMI, WSMAN, CIM and Authentication pt II

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Last time we saw that the WMI cmdlets have an Authentication parameter that uses DCOM authentication. It is possible to ignore this Authentication need if the WSMAN or CIM (PS v3 CTP 2) cmdlets are used.

If you look at the WSMAN cmdlets then the following cmdlets have an Authentication...


December 10, 2011  6:26 AM

WMI, WSMAN, CIM and Authentication

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Authentication parameters in WMI, WSMAN and the new CIM cmdlets can be confusing.

The PowerShell WMI cmdlets have an Authentication parameter that uses DCOM authentication. Using the Authentication parameter with the WMI cmdlets was explained here


December 7, 2011  3:09 PM

Backing up the WMI repository

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The WMI repository is a collection of files. It can be easily backed up

function backup-wmirepository {            
 param
				
								
				 

				Bookmark and Share

				   

				 0 Comments
				   

				  RSS Feed
				   

				  Email a friend

			
			
		


December 5, 2011  1:41 PM

Testing the WMI repository

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Occasionally the WMI database becomes corrupt. Strangely I have seen this happening more often recently because of the creation of virtual machines from templates – if the template is corrupt so will be the virtual machines.

With Windows Vista and above we can use the winmgmt utility...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: