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March, 2012


March 4, 2012  2:45 PM

Upload through BITS



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
BITS

Downloading through BITS is easy as we have seen,  Uploading requites some work. First the BITS IIS extensions have to be loaded.  Restart IIS and look at the properties of the Virtual Directory being used for the transfer.  At the bottom you should find a BITS upload option in...

March 4, 2012  7:27 AM

Windows Server 8–features removed or deprecated



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Operating System, Windows Server 8

When you start your implementation planning for Windows Server 8 make sure to check with this page for functionality that has been removed or deprecated (means it will be removed in a future version)

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March 3, 2012  8:26 AM

Windows 8 svchost



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Operating System, PowerShell 3

When you run get-process you will see a number of entries named svchost.  These are processes that host services. In task manager on Windows 7 and below all we see is the svchost entry. In the Windows 8 family we see the services running in a particular host

Now can we do anything...


March 3, 2012  6:04 AM

PowerShell v3 Updateable Help



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3

One of the things that we have become used to in PowerShell v1 and v2 is the help files. They are installed with PowerShell, available on line and a graphical version is available for download. The online help files are updated over time but the local files aren’t.  This changes with...


March 2, 2012  4:29 PM

Windows 8 Modules



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8

We saw the modules that come with Windows server 8

 

This is the list of modules available in a vanilla Windows 8 32 bit install

AppLocker
Appx
BitLocker
BitsTransfer
BranchCache
CimCmdlets


March 2, 2012  1:09 PM

PowerShell v3 in Depth



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Books, PowerShell 3

Hot on the heels on the announcements of that PowerShell v3 beta is available for download either as a free standalone product for installation on Windows 7, Windows 2008 & Windows 2008 R2 or as a commercial product where an operating system is included – Windows 8 or Windows server 8 to...


March 1, 2012  4:00 PM

Server 8 Beta PowerShell



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3

I downloaded the Windows Server 8 beta overnight and spun up a virtual machine. We get PowerShell v3 beta plus and whole host of modules

ADDeploymentWF
AppLocker
Appx
BestPractices
BitsTransfer
BranchCache
CimCmdlets


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