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September 29, 2015  1:42 PM

Win32_ReliabilityRecords Class

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

The Win32_ReliabilityRecords class was introduced with Windows 7. It contains information from the Windows Event Log related to system reliability. The most interesting properties are the Message and the TimeGenerated £> Get-WmiObject -class win32_reliabilityRecords | select -First 1 | fl...

September 29, 2015  5:32 AM

Error handling for DNS lookups

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
DNS, Powershell

Interesting question on the forum regarding the Resolve-DNSname cmdlet. This is part of the DNSclient module introduced with Windows 8. If the DNS record is found everything is good £> Resolve-DnsName W12R2DSC -Server server02 | ft -a 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 28, 2015  1:28 PM

PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit–call for topics extended

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
DevOps, Powershell

The call for topics for the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit (renamed PowerShell Summit) has been extended. If you’re thinking of submitting please do so. If you want some ideas fro topics we’ll consider – see


September 28, 2015  12:28 PM

Updating help problem

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

A question on the forum posed this question – why does update-help fail on Windows 10 in this case: £> Update-Help -Module PSDesiredStateConfiguration -Force Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'PSDesiredStateConfiguration' with UI culture(s) {en-GB} : Unable to...


September 27, 2015  1:04 PM

Where next?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

With the demise of the European PowerShell Summit organised by powershell.org what should happen next in Europe as far as a PowerShell conferences are concerned? The probability is that there will be a number of regional conferences. Tobias already has a German language conference and people at...


September 27, 2015  11:47 AM

Bad habits when creating objects

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

I’m seeing a lot of code recently that looks like this $comp = Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_ComputerSystem $os = Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem $obj  = New-Object -TypeName PSObject $obj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name Name -Value $comp.Name $obj |...


September 9, 2015  12:58 PM

Scripting Games–August 2015

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The August 2015 Scripting Games puzzle was a simple ‘get data from a web service’ request. You had to retrieve data from a given web service £> Invoke-RestMethod -Uri 'http://www.telize.com/geoip' | Select-Object -Property  longitude,...


September 8, 2015  4:37 AM

WMF 5.0 Production Preview

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The PowerShell team recently announced the availability of the WMF 5.0 Production Preview. This is available for: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Windows 8.1 Windows 7 SP1 You’ll need .NET Framework 4.5 installed to run WMF 5.0 see -


August 30, 2015  10:50 AM

Manning Deal of the Day–31 August 2015

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

Deal of the Day August 31: Half off my book Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches. Use code dotd083115au at


August 28, 2015  1:31 PM

PowerShell User Group meeting in Manchester

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The UK PowerShell User Group was the World’s first user group dedicated to PowerShell. Its been in hibernation for the last few years but Ryan Yates is bringing it back to life. He’s set up a meeting in Manchester for Tuesday 13 October 2016. See  


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