PowerShell for Windows Admins

April 3, 2011  1:54 PM

PowerShell UG meeting–April 2011–COM objects

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When: Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 7:30 PM (BST)

Where: Live Meeting


COM and see what we can do with COM objects in PowerShell and why COM is on the need know technology list as far as administrators are concerned.


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April 1, 2011  12:39 PM

PowerShell and VMware book

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My good friends Jonathan Medd and Alan Renouf (together with a number of co-authors) have just had their book “VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration” published. More details on the book contents and for a chance to win a copy visit


I’ll doing a full review of the book when I can get my hands on a copy

April 1, 2011  11:59 AM

MVP award 2011

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I received the email this afternoon to tell me my PowerShell MVP award has been renewed for another year. Its a great honour to receive an MVP award and I’d like to thank Microsoft for the award and the PowerShell community for the opportunities that have lead to the award.

March 30, 2011  12:34 PM

PowerShell Deep Dive Agenda

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The agenda for the PowerShell Deep Dive is available here http://www.theexpertsconference.com/us/2011/powershell-deep-dive/agenda/

There are still a few seats left at the discount price – but you need to hurry.  See


March 27, 2011  5:22 AM

Scripting Games 2011–Countdown

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The Scripting Games will start in 1 weeks time on 4 April

The judges have been announced -


Now that is a scary looking crew  Smile


The judging criteria have been announced



There’s also a post on getting the most from the Games



Good luck to all participants.

March 24, 2011  1:08 PM

Regular Expression Slides

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The slides, scripts and cheat sheet from Tome’s regular expression presentation are now available


March 23, 2011  3:11 PM

Regular Expression Recording

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The recording of the PowerShell UG meeting last night is available

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March 23, 2011  1:54 PM

PowerShell Deep Dive Line Up

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Dmitry has collected all of the currently available information on the upcoming PowerShell Deep Dive


March 21, 2011  1:15 PM

Documenting WMI

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Its been said many times that tracking down documentation on WMI classes can be difficult. This script will help to some degree

function get-wmidoc {

$data = Get-WmiObject -List $class -Amended 

$data | select -ExpandProperty methods

$data | select -ExpandProperty properties

$data | select -ExpandProperty qualifiers


Take a WMI class name as a parameter (assumes that using root\cimv2 namespace but could add namespace as another parameter) then get the amended listing.  The methods, properties and qualifiers can be displayed.

March 21, 2011  1:07 PM

PowerShell UG Live Meeting tomorrow

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Don’t forget the UK PowerShell UG meeting tomorrow – 22 March. Details from


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