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March, 2013

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March 26, 2013  3:02 PM

CIM cmdlets



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, WMI

The CIM cmdlets are found in the CIMcmdlets module.

Get-Command -Module CimCmdlets  produces this list of names.  I’ve added some information on the tasks they perform

Get-CimAssociatedInstance  is for working with WMI associated classes

March 24, 2013  6:04 AM

WMI vs CIM



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, WMI

An email debate yesterday regarding the use of the CIM cmdlets (new in PowerShell 3) vs the WMI cmdlets made me realise that other people are probably wondering the same thing,

The question is really part of a the semi-philosophical debate about when you should adopt new technology.

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March 21, 2013  1:51 PM

UK PowerShell group session postponement



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, User Group

I’m postponing the 26 March session on PowerShell and Hyper-V until 9 April. Invites will go out shortly


March 21, 2013  1:50 PM

PowerShell 3 SDK samples



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3

A sample pack for the SDK is now available -  see

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March 11, 2013  2:07 PM

Network Adapters–Disable/Enable



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, WMI

Last time we saw the Get-NetAdapter cmdlet from the NetAdapter module

PS> Get-NetAdapter | ft Name, InterfaceDescription, Status -a

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March 4, 2013  2:23 PM

Network adapters



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, WMI

The WMI classes Win32_NetworkAdapter and Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration have seen a lot of use over the years. They can be a bit fiddly to use which is why the NetAdapter module in Windows 8/2012 is a so welcome.

Lets start by looking at basic information gathering

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March 1, 2013  2:23 PM

Windows 8 Kindle app



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Windows 8

Amazon have released an update for the Windows 8 Kindle app that appears to have resolved the corrupted display issue that occurred after every few pages of reading.

I would recommend updating the app immediately. The app now seems to be usable.


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