PowerShell for Windows Admins:

August, 2012


August 25, 2012  5:11 AM

Windows 8 tip: 1 Weather app

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Windows 8

The Windows 8 start screen has a nice looking app to display the weather.

You can search for towns and cities to add to the display. My home town (or even the nearest big town) doesn’t show in the results returned by the search. The nearest town I can find is 50 miles away. In England...

August 25, 2012  2:06 AM

Windows 8 Networking cmdlets

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Network, PowerShell 3, Windows 8, WMI

Windows 8 brings PowerShell v3 and a whole bunch of PowerShell modules.  One such module is NETTCPIP and as the name suggests is about networking.

PowerShell v3 automatically loads modules for you so as soon as PowerShell opens try


August 21, 2012  2:09 PM

Windows 8 upgrade experience: #1

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Windows 8

I’ve upgraded two machines to Windows 8

The first is my main working laptop:

  • Windows 8 Enterprise can’t do an in place upgrade of Windows 7 Ultimate. So had to re-install all my applications. Took the opportunity to upgrade to Office 2013 and Visual Studio 2012
  • ...

August 19, 2012  2:38 AM

PowerShell v3 goodness

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3

Downloaded and installed PowerShell v3 and its associated new operating system (Windows 8) from MSDN in the week.

One nice new cmdlet is Unblock-File.

Download a bunch of files from the Internet and you have to unblock them.  Its now this easy

Get-ChildItem -Filter...


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