PowerShell for Windows Admins:

PowerShell v2


January 13, 2011  1:57 PM

Registry data types



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, Registry

 

One point I didn’t cover in my series on working with the registry was how to get the type of a registry value.

January 13, 2011  12:49 PM

PowerShell and WMI – Chapter 4



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Books, PowerShell v2, WMI

Chapter 4 has been released for PowerShell and WMI. It is available through the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) at http://www.manning.com/siddaway2/

The first 4 chapters cover:

    ...


January 11, 2011  3:12 PM

PowerShell Best practices



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, User Group

Ed Wilson – Microsoft Scripting Guy – gave a superb presentation to the UK PowerShell group tonight.  If you missed it the recording will be available for the next 365 days

You have been invited you to view a...


January 9, 2011  7:40 AM

PowerShell Books



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Books, PowerShell v2

There are a lot of PowerShell books on the market. Whether you are just starting  with PowerShell, want to dig further into the subject or need some help with using PowerShell with a particular product it is often helpful to find a book on the subject instead of learning from...


January 2, 2011  5:23 AM

Seven Habits of Highly Effective PowerShellers



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2

Some thoughts on highly effective PowerShell users. They:

  1. Get the job done. This isn’t as obvious as it seems. PowerShell is an automation tool. Use it.  Don’t agonise over the last bit of polishing for your script. Get it...


January 1, 2011  5:19 AM

Truncating numbers



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2

This is something I fell foul of recently. I had a calculation that produced a non integer answer e.g.  2.1

I needed to get the integer part of the number.  Without really thinking about it I did this

PS> [int]2.1
2

I was then a bit surprised when I...


December 29, 2010  1:35 PM

PowerShell UK User Group January 2011



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, User Group

Please blog, tweet and communicate to other people interested in PowerShell


Presenter is Ed Wilson – Microsoft Scripting Guy

About Ed Wilson:

Ed Wilson, MCSE, MSCBA, MCT  is the Microsoft Scripting Guy.

As such, he writes the popular Hey Scripting Guy blog for...


November 24, 2010  1:58 PM

January 2011 PowerShell User Group Meeting



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, User Group

Save the date -  11 January 2011  7.30 GMT

 

UK PowerShell User group presents a Live Meeting with Ed Wilson – THE Scripting Guy.

Ed will be talking about: 

Windows PowerShell Best Practices

Learn Windows PowerShell best practices as...


November 20, 2010  8:29 AM

PAM 0.4



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, PSAM, WMI

PowerShell Admin Modules 0.4 is now available.  This adds a PAMSysInfo module to the download that includes the following functions:

Get-BIOSInfo
Get-Bus
Get-CDROM
Get-ComputerSystem
Get-CPU
Get-MemIrq
Get-OSInfo


November 20, 2010  6:59 AM

Memory, IRQ and devices



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Hardware, PowerShell v2

One of our most valuable system resources is memory. Back in the day we also used to worry about IRQs as we only had 16 but modern Windows gets round this for us.

If you want to know what memory is being used by which device then try this.  We also get IRQ as a bonus

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