PowerShell for Windows Admins:

December, 2013


December 31, 2013  6:15 AM

The PowerShell year – 2013

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

More information is available on the Games: Logon and operational information Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 17, 2013  5:15 AM

Countdown to the Scripting Games–32 days and counting

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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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