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October, 2017


October 31, 2017  2:21 PM

Project Honolulu

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows Server

The recent announced project Honolulu - 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

October 31, 2017  7:00 AM

PowerShell v6: #2 Remoting

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Security

Ask any number of users and you’ll get at least that many different answers but at its core PowerShell is an administration tool. To be effective your administration tools have to be able to access remote machines. RDP is the traditional way to do this for GUI bound admins – should that be the...


October 30, 2017  2:12 PM

PowerShell file extensions

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

There are a number of file extensions associated with PowerShell. If you’re not aware of them they may cause you problems. You’ll commonly find these PowerShell file extensions: .ps1 – a PowerShell script. May contain functionality such as functions or workflows. This is the most common...


October 30, 2017  10:20 AM

Reverse DSC

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Desired State Configuration, Powershell

DSC is a configuration management tool that first appeared in PowerShell v4 and was refined in PowerShell v5/5.1. Major changes are coming to DSC of which more later. DSC takes a configuration and applies it to a server. What about the situation where you have an existing server and want to derive...


October 28, 2017  1:17 PM

PowerShell Attacks–advice on defending

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell, Security

PowerShell Attacks–advice on defending from Lee Holmes – PowerShell security expert – is available at 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 27, 2017  1:37 PM

Windows 2016 1709 release

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows Server 2016

The Windows 2016 1709 release is the first of the semi-annual updates for Windows Server – interestingly its referred to as Windows Server 1709 in the documentation. Its now available for download through your Software Assurance channels and Windows evaluation centre. MSDN subscribers can...


October 26, 2017  5:35 AM

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows 10

The Windows 10 fall Creators Update arrived this morning. After the usual long download, install and then updating bits after I first log on (that last bit is really irritating – thought it was going away) I got into the machine. First impression is that there are some minor cosmetic...


October 25, 2017  5:32 AM

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
CIM, Powershell

A question on the forum about getting monitor resolution led to this code

Get-CimInstance -Namespace root\wmi -ClassName WmiMonitorId |
foreach {
 
 $filter = ("InstanceName = '$($psitem.InstanceName)'").Replace("`\", "`\`\")
 
 $maxres = Get-CimInstance -Namespace root\wmi -ClassName...


October 24, 2017  2:17 PM

PowerShell + DevOps Summit 2018 schedule

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The schedule for the 2018 Summit still needs a little bit of polishing to finish it but it's taking shape. I've started releasing information on sched.com that we're using for all our scheduling needs for the Summit. The one and only truth regarding the sessions and their times can be found at 


October 24, 2017  1:32 PM

PowerShell v6: #1 major differences

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

In August 2016 PowerShell went open source. Since then we’ve seen 18 releases of alpha code and 8 beta release with another beta release imminent. This post - https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2017/07/14/powershell-6-0-roadmap-coreclr-backwards-compatibility-and-more/ – from the...


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