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February 23, 2015  1:08 PM

PowerShell Europe 2015 Agenda

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Powershell

As has been announced registration for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 opens on 27 February 2015. Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 21, 2015  2:40 PM

Change to DSC Resource Kit release strategy

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February 19, 2015  8:26 AM

DSC Resource Kit Wave 10

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Powershell

The next release (wave 10) of the Desired State Resource Kit is available. You can download the whole of the resource kit from Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 19, 2015  2:54 AM

WMF 5.0 February 2015 preview

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A new preview of Windows Management Framework 5.0 (PowerShell) is available. See Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 18, 2015  1:31 PM

Copy a file with WMI

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
CIM, Powershell, WMI

A question came up on the forum about copying files with CIM (WMI). I normally use Copy-Item rather than CIM as its easier. The questioner was using CIM_LogicalFile when I’ve normally used CIM_DataFile so I decided to take a look at the class. In reality the two classes are very similar and...


February 17, 2015  1:37 PM

Shutting down machines in parallel

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Hyper-V, Powershell

My test lab is a set of virtual machines running on a Lenovo w1510 laptop. When I’ve finished working for the day I want to shut down the virtual machines and the laptop. I may have anywhere between 2 and 8 (or more) VMs running so scripting the shutdown helps a lot. Machines can be shutdown...


February 16, 2015  12:23 PM

Testing AD replication

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, Powershell

I thought that using a workflow with its foreach –parallel construct would be a good way to test AD replication. I found that I got double the results – the foreach seemed to go to each machine twice. Eventually decided to perform the task sequentially Get-ADDomainController -Filter *...


February 15, 2015  3:27 AM

Typing variables

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

I was recently asked a question about typing variables after thinking about it came up with this demonstration. Create a variable with an integer value £> $a = 2 £> $a.GetType() IsPublic IsSerial Name -------- -------- ---- True     True     Int32 AS you would...


February 14, 2015  5:42 AM

Modifying AD attribute – PO Box

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, Powershell

I was left a question on this post - Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 10, 2015  1:36 PM

Starting VMs based on WSUS state

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Hyper-V, Powershell, WSUS

I use WSUS in my lab to update machines – means I only have to download updates once. The issue is that I have to start the VMs so they can communicate with the WSUS server. WSUS will start to flag warnings if machines haven’t contacted the WSUS server for more than that length of...


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