PowerShell for Windows Admins:

October, 2013

October 31, 2013  2:58 PM

A thought for Halloween

Posted by: Richard Siddaway

Just a quick thought 31 OCT = 25 DEC Enjoy

October 31, 2013  11:58 AM

Book offers from Manning

Posted by: Richard Siddaway

those really nice people at www.manning.com have some real bargains this weekend: Thursday October 31--Half off all MEAPs Friday November 1--Half off all pBooks Saturday November 2--Half off all eBooks Sunday November 3--Half off any purchase enjoy

October 30, 2013  3:05 PM

Using WQL in PowerShell

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, PowerShell v4, WMI

WMI Query Language – WQL – is used to either form a query directly or indirectly in the –Filter parameter of Get-WmiObject and Get-CimInstance. $query = "SELECT * FROM Win32_LogicalDisk WHERE DriveType = 3" Get-CimInstance -Query $query OR using the –Filter...

October 30, 2013  2:35 AM

SCCM 2012 lunches deal of the day

Posted by: Richard Siddaway

Manning’s deal of the day is Learn SCCM 2012 in a Month of Lunches – get 50% off – today only at www.manning.com

October 29, 2013  4:44 PM

where syntax

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, PowerShell Basics, PowerShell v4

This type of construction has been part of PowerShell since the very beginning: Get-Process | where {$_.Handles -gt 500} Get some data and use where-object to filter the data based on the value of some property. $_ represents the object on the pipeline. PowerShell 3.0 introduced a...

October 29, 2013  3:29 PM

A new lunches book

Posted by: Richard Siddaway

Manning have started the early access program (MEAP) for Learn SCCM 2012 in a Month of Lunches – http://www.manning.com/bannan SCCM is a major component for managing your environment. Looking forward to reading it – especially as it has a chapter devoted to PowerShell

October 28, 2013  3:09 PM

Powershell help file updates

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, PowerShell v4

The updated PowerShell help files are available for all but a handful of modules – the outstanding ones should be available this week. Time to run update-help

October 28, 2013  2:00 PM

Outputting collections from AD

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, PowerShell

Have you ever tried anything like this: Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties * | Select Name, LastLogondate, PasswordNeverExpires, Enabled, @{N='OU'; E={($($_.distinguishedName) -split ",",2)[1] }}, Memberof | Export-csv -Path users.csv -NoTypeInformation You want some basic...

October 28, 2013  1:36 PM

Setting AD attributes from a CSV file

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, PowerShell

Back in this post http://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/setting-a-users-home-directory/ I looked at setting the users home directory. I recently got a question about using a CSV file for input. CSV files have been around for years and are likely to be with us for a long time to...

October 27, 2013  11:09 AM

WMF 4.0 now available

Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v4

You’ve probably seen this already but just in case – Windows Management Framework 4.0 is now available to download. It includes PowerShell 4.0 and Desired State Configuration plus updates to PowerShell Web Access. WinRm is also part of the package. Versions are available for: Windows...

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