PowerShell for Windows Admins:

PowerShell v2


November 18, 2010  1:25 PM

Joining a domain



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, Windows 2008 R2

I was creating a new virtual machine and decided to test the JoinDomainOrWorkgroup method of the Win32_ComputerSystem class

The syntax is relatively straight forward

$comp = Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem
$password = "Gu3ssWh4t"
$user =...

November 14, 2010  2:07 PM

PAM 0.3



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2, PSAM

I’ve added another module to the PSAM project on codeplex.

Version 0.3 now has:

PAMShares – for working with shares
PAMMath – for working with binary and hex
PAMEnv – for working with environmental variables

The modules can be downloaded from...


November 14, 2010  4:46 AM

PowerShell and WMI book



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Books, PowerShell v2, WMI

A few months ago I started work on a follow up to PowerShell in Practice – http://www.manning.com/siddaway/ .

This book will also be published by Manning. It covers PowerShell and WMI.  These...


November 12, 2010  1:46 PM

PowerShell in Practice goes mobile



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Books, PowerShell v2

PowerShell in Practice is now available in mobi and epub formats for use on Kindle, iPhone, Sony Reader etc etc

If you have a copy of the book you should be getting emailed about the availability of these new formats.  Otherwise check out


November 7, 2010  4:00 PM

PowerShell PowerCamp



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2

Interested in PowerShell?  Want to learn it fast? Want to learn from an expert?

if so check out http://tfl09.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekend-powershell-camp-event-on-cards.html for info on a...


November 7, 2010  3:49 PM

Computer Bus



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Hardware, PowerShell v2

I’ve been looking at computer hardware a lot recently.  The buses inside a system can be interesting


October 27, 2010  11:11 AM

PowerShell on Bing UK



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2

I’ve mentioned before that Bing US included an online reference to the PowerShell cmdlets under its Visual Search heading.

This is now also available on the UK version of Bing.  Navigate from the home page or jump straight in with


October 25, 2010  12:16 PM

Computer Roles



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v2

 

Do your systems know what they are supposed to be doing?

This quick test ensure that the machines know which domain they are in and what they are configured to do.

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October 20, 2010  1:03 PM

PowerShell in Practice Review



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Books, PowerShell v2

Jonathan has written a review of my PowerShell in Practice book at

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October 6, 2010  2:53 PM

WMI and Network Adapters: 9



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Network, PowerShell v2

We have seen how to test if a NIC is DHCP enabled but what about manipulating the DHCP settings.  First off lets look at renewing a DHCP lease.

We can see the lease information

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter "Index='11'"  |...


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