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December, 2012

December 20, 2012  11:16 AM

UK PowerShell Group sessions for 2013

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, User Group

This is the list of proposed sessions for 2013. It is subject to change depending on circumstances.

All sessions are delivered by Live Meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30 UK time

29 January - PowerShell and Active Directory
26 February - PowerShell Advanced Functions

December 20, 2012  10:20 AM

WMF compatibility

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3

The Windows Management Framework 3.0 has been released as a Windows update.

However there are some compatibility issues as documented on the PowerShell team blog.  if you haven’t see the post it here

December 19, 2012  9:43 AM

Renaming a user

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, PowerShell

I was asked about searching a user name for a string and replacing it so that the object is renamed.

This is a three stage activity.  First get the user. Two modify the name. Three rename the object.  In active directory the name attribute has the LDAP name of cn but the...

December 18, 2012  1:28 PM

PowerShell Deep Dives

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Books, Deep dive, PowerShell

PowerShell Deep Dives is a book put together by the PowerShell community.  I’m editing one of the sections and have contributed some of the chapters. Manning have just started releasing it on their MEAP program.  The full book will hopefully be ready in the spring.

Best of...

December 14, 2012  8:26 AM

Registry oddity

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, Registry

Looking at modifying the registry on a virtual machine while its offline. I mount the VHDX file and can run this  to load the registry

PS> reg load HKLM\VHDSYS h:\windows\system32\config\system
The operation completed successfully.

If I perform a reg unload at...

December 14, 2012  4:17 AM

PowerShell v3 installed modules

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 7, Windows 8

This is the list of installed modules in PowerShell v3 on Windows 8


December 12, 2012  2:18 PM

Creating Virtual machines #1: Creating the VM

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Hyper-V, PowerShell 3, Virtualisation, Windows Server 2012

I’ve had two projects in mind for a while.  First I need to build a new WSUS server in my virtual environment & secondly I want to automate as much of the VM creation and configuration as possible. Oh – and I’m not using SC Virtual Machine Manager. 

I’ll be using...

December 11, 2012  3:03 PM

PowerShell Jobs session recording

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, User Group

The recording, slides and demo scripts from tonight’s session on PowerShell Jobs is available from

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December 11, 2012  11:14 AM

Clearing AD values

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, PowerShell

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December 10, 2012  4:00 PM

Keep taking the tablets

Posted by: Richard Siddaway

Tablets seem to be all the rage at the moment. I’ve been working with three different types over the last month or so and thought I’d share my observations. These are base on my personal circumstances and needs – yours may be quite different.

The 3 tablets are in order that I...

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