PowerShell for Windows Admins:

September, 2013


September 29, 2013  11:23 AM

Winter Scripting Games scheduled

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The Winter Scripting Games are tentatively schedule to start 6 January 2014 & run for 4-6 weeks depending on the number of events. See http://powershell.org/wp/2013/09/29/winter-scripting-games-tentatively-scheduled/ for latest details

September 28, 2013  3:39 AM

PowerShell too big to know

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

A couple of sentences in the Scripting Guy’s post from yesterday http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/09/27/the-powershell-summit-why-you-should-care.aspx stuck in my mind: “I am not certain I have ever met anyone who knows everything there is to know about Windows...


September 27, 2013  11:02 AM

PowerShell Summit 2014–reasons to attend

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Microsoft’s Scripting Guy supplies a number of very compelling reasons for attending the PowerShell Summit 2014 in Seattle. http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/09/27/the-powershell-summit-why-you-should-care.aspx Registration details can be found...


September 26, 2013  12:58 PM

Rolling back time

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

There are many situations where you want to roll the date back – checking a file’s last access time, processing event logs, checking a password expiry in AD. Get-Date (or more accurately the underlying System.DateTime .NET class offers a number of options. Lets say you need a date...


September 25, 2013  2:10 AM

Server Documentation

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

No one likes documenting their servers but is a necessary job. As the start of a series on taking those first automation steps – you’ve learned PowerShell and now you want to put it to use – I have an article on the Scripting Guy blog that shows you how to get started documenting your...


September 23, 2013  12:26 PM

Select and List

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

There are many times when I need to do something like this: get-Whatever | select –first 1 | format-list –property * Normally its because I need to discover the properties on an object and see some representative data at the same time. If I just wanted the properties I could use...


September 21, 2013  5:37 AM

AD Month of Lunches–Chapt 18 & 19 in MEAP

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

An updated MEAP has been released for Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches. This one adds chapters 18 & 19 Chapter 18, "Managing AD trusts" Chapter 19, "Troubleshooting your AD" The MEAP is available from www.manning.com/siddaway3 Enjoy


September 21, 2013  4:23 AM

PowerShell Hero

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

PowerShell.org is giving you the chance to nominate your PowerShell hero – someone how has helped you & others with their PowerShell problems. Details from http://powershell.org/wp/2013/09/20/nominate-your-powershell-hero/


September 20, 2013  1:51 PM

ErrorAction and WarningAction

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

You’ve all probably done something like this: £> Get-Process -Name xyz Get-Process : Cannot find a process with the name "xyz". Verify the process name and call the cmdlet again. At line:1 char:1 + Get-Process -Name xyz + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo :...


September 20, 2013  2:39 AM

Using WMI methods with the CIM cmdlets

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Using WMI class methods with the CIM cmdlets can cause a lot of confusion. This article, of mine, should clear up that confusion for you. http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/09/20/hey-dude-where-are-my-methods.aspx


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