PowerShell for Windows Admins:

April, 2017


April 30, 2017  1:26 PM

ISE or VS code?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

When PowerShell v2 shipped with the ISE it was seen as a great step forward. We now had a decent editor for creating PowerShell code and running that code. You could also invoke the debugger. Some extensions to ISE have occurred, most notably  Show-Command, but its essentially the same editor as...

April 30, 2017  9:58 AM

IT Professional?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Opinion

Way back when we were known as Administrators. Then the term IT Professional (often irritatingly shortened to IT Pro) appeared. We’re doing the same job but have a fancy new title. Are System Administrators really professionals in the true sense of the word. I would argue no. - We...


April 29, 2017  1:24 PM

DevOps ebook

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
DevOps

DevOps is the latest “big thing” in IT. Whether it will make a difference or be dropped as everyone rushes to embrace the next “big thing” only time will tell. For now, there’s a free ebook from the DevOps Collective (the people who bring you the PowerShell Summit) that looks at DevOps...


April 29, 2017  12:31 PM

DSC Configuring Sharing

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Desired State Configuration

A new set of repositories on Github document a process for sharing end-to-end scenario based DSC configurations 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


April 28, 2017  2:22 PM

Mass dismount VHDs

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell, Virtual Disk

I’m going to be creating, using and discarding a number of VHDs for my diskpart and PowerShell series. When I have a number of them mounted I want a quick way to dismount them. Assuming I consistently keep them in the same folder then this very nicely does the job Get-ChildItem -Path C:\test\...


April 28, 2017  1:20 PM

Diskpart and PowerShell–part 3: Initialize disk and create volume

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Disk storage, Powershell

Last time we created a virtual disk and mounted it. In this post we’ll initialize the disk and create a volume. Start by remounting the disk Get-VHD -Path C:\test\Test1.vhdx | Mount-VHD You can now initialize the disk: Initialize-Disk -Number 1 Create a partition: New-Partition...


April 27, 2017  1:44 PM

Diskpart and PowerShell–part 2: Create a virtual disk

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Disk storage, Powershell

Before we start digging into the diskpart/Storage module functionality we need a disk to practice on. I don’t recommend using your machine’s system disk – bad things will happen. The Hyper-V module has  a New-VHD cmdlet so lets use that to create a disk to play with. The great thing...


April 26, 2017  1:41 PM

DiskPart and PowerShell–part 1

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
CIM, Disk storage, Powershell

An attendee at the Summit made the statement that the DiskPart utility didn’t have any equivalent in PowerShell. That’s not strictly true as the storage module provides a lot of functionality that maps to diskpart functionality. The module contents include: PS> Get-Command -Module...


April 16, 2017  6:51 PM

PowerShell Summit 2017 thoughts

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

2017 saw our largest Summit to date. 250 PowerShell fanatics (I use the word advisedly) descended on Bellevue Washington. The conversations had already started when I arrived at the hotel on the Friday night before the Summit! We had a planning meeting for Summit 2018 on the Saturday. Some good...


April 4, 2017  3:33 AM

Abandoned technologies

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Opinion

Why do some technologies become widely adopted and others are seemingly abandoned – often without any real testing. What do I mean by abandoned technologies? Things like Server Core for instance. And I suspect that nano server and even containers on windows will follow and become abandoned...


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