PowerShell for Windows Admins:

December, 2013


December 31, 2013  6:15 AM

The PowerShell year – 2013



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Opinion, PowerShell

This year has been a pretty good year for the PowerShell community. The highlights include:

  • PowerShell 4.0 becomes available
  • A very successful PowerShell Summit in April
  • A community hosted and judged Scripting Games – though as PowerShell is the only accepted...

December 23, 2013  5:55 PM

CDXML–NetworkAdapterConfiguration–Search on Index



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
CDXML, CIM, PowerShell 3, PowerShell v4

The Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration class has an Index and an InterfaceIndex property. Both are suitable search properties.   The take an unsigned integer as their value – leading to this addition to the CDXML file:   <Property PropertyName="Index"> <Type...


December 23, 2013  11:57 AM

CDXML–NetworkAdapterConfiguration–IP Enabled



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
CDXML, CIM, PowerShell 3, PowerShell v4

Last time we added a search parameter enabling this: Get-NetworkAdapterConfiguration -DHCPEnabled $true   I also want to be able to search based on if the adapter if IP Enabled using: Get-NetworkAdapterConfiguration -IPEnabled $true   This can be achieved by specifying...


December 23, 2013  10:06 AM

LastLogoff timestamp



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Security

I was recently asked if there was any way to fill in the LastLogoff timestamp The short answer is no.  The values in the attributes related to logons are maintained by Active Directory during the logon process. I wouldn’t want them to be programmable as that as would create a potential...


December 23, 2013  9:49 AM

Scripting Games 2014–more information



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Scripting Games 2014

More information is available on the Games: Logon and operational information

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December 17, 2013  5:15 AM

Countdown to the Scripting Games–32 days and counting



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Scripting Games

The countdown to the Winter 2014 Scripting Games has started. Officially starting at 1am (UTC or GMT) 19 January 2014 the following dates should be noted: 2 January 2014 – registration opens 6 January 2014 – a practice event becomes available 19 January 2014 – event 1 starts 26...


December 17, 2013  3:06 AM

Deal of the Day–17 December 2013



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Books, PowerShell

Manning – www.manning.com – have multiple PowerShell books as their deal of the day – today and tomorrow. The deal started at midnight ET today ( 3am GMT) and lasts for 48 hours.   Books included: PowerShell and WMI PowerShell in...


December 16, 2013  2:31 PM

A new version of ADMT



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory

A new version of the AD Migration Tool (ADMT) has been announced - http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2013/12/13/an-update-for-admt-and-a-few-other-things-too.aspx While not ready for download just yet at least we know its in the pipeline and supports the newer versions of Windows  


December 16, 2013  2:20 PM

CDXML–adding search parameters



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
CDXML, CIM, PowerShell 3, PowerShell v4

Last time you saw how to create a cmdlet from the Win32_NetWorkAdapterConfiguration class: <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?> <PowerShellMetadata xmlns='http://schemas.microsoft.com/cmdlets-over-objects/2009/11'> <Class...


December 15, 2013  9:18 AM

CDXML–network adapter configuration



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
CDXML, CIM, PowerShell 3, PowerShell v4

I’ve amended the new-cdxml function created earlier in the series: function new-cdxml { [CmdletBinding()] param ( [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$class, [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$noun, [string]$namespace = 'ROOT\cimv2', [string]$path =...


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