PowerShell for Windows Admins:

June, 2012


June 26, 2012  1:50 PM

Write-Host Wrong!

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Many scripting languages require you explicitly write out to screen – VBScript was an example.

This leads to PowerShell that looks like this

Get-Service |
foreach {
  Write-Host $_.Name, $_.Status
}

This is bad on so many levels.

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June 24, 2012  12:58 PM

Reminder–UK PowerShell Group–July 2012 meeting

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When: Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012 8:30 PM (BST)


Where: Virtual

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Jonathan Medd will be talking about using PowerShell to administer a XenDesktop environment

Notes


Richard Siddaway has invited you to attend an online meeting...


June 24, 2012  9:05 AM

WMI property names

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

A question brought it home to me that WMI property names don’t always mean what you might think they mean – this is also true of other objects but I tripped over this one with WMI so we’ll stick with that.

PS> Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_Desktop -Filter "Name LIKE...


June 12, 2012  12:53 PM

UK PowerShell Group–July 2012

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway


When: Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012 8:30 PM (BST)


Where: Virtual

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Jonathan Medd will be talking about using PowerShell to administer a XenDesktop environment

Notes


Richard Siddaway has invited you to attend an online...


June 8, 2012  12:22 PM

Working with profiles: 2 deleting profiles

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I recently (1 June) showed how to discover the user profiles on your system. Now its time to delete them.

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June 8, 2012  7:53 AM

Cleaning up the temp folder

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June 8, 2012  2:34 AM

PowerShell in Depth excerpts

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If you haven’t seen them already Microsoft’s ScriptingGuy has kindly published a couple of excerpts from PowerShell in Depth by Don Jones, Jeff Hicks and myself

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June 2, 2012  8:19 AM

Toggling between LAN and Wireless

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

One of the questions in the recent Scripting Games involved toggling between a wireless and LAN connection. Only one was to be up at any one time.

This can be solved using WMI but becomes hugely simpler in Windows 8/2012 as we get a bunch of cmdlets for working with network adapters.

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June 2, 2012  7:58 AM

Using a colon with cmdlet parameters

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Another question at Tuesdays PowerShell group revolved around using colons to link values to parameters. I’d not really thought about before. Thinking about it  later I realised that you only really see it when passing booleans to –Confirm.  If you don’t use a colon then you get...


June 2, 2012  6:34 AM

Using Windows 2012 Active Directory module in a Windows 2008 R2 domain

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A question came up on Tuesdays UK PowerShell Group session about using the Windows 2012 Active Directory module. The recording links are here

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