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January 31, 2017  11:22 AM

Powershell versions

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

There are two common questions around PowerShell versions. Firstly, what version of PowerShell am I running? The easiest way to answer this is to open a PowerShell console and use the built in $PSVersionTable variable

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January 29, 2017  9:50 AM

Finding DNS static records

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
CIM, DNS, Powershell

An interesting question from the forums about finding DNS static records You can view the records in a DNS zone Get-CimInstance -Namespace root\MicrosoftDNS -ClassName MicrosoftDNs_Atype -ComputerName W16DC01  -Filter "DomainName = 'manticore.org'" | select OwnerName, Timestamp,...


January 28, 2017  2:16 PM

Summit 2017–seats going fast

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Seats a the PowerShell Summit -  https://eventloom.com/event/home/summit2017 – are going fast. We’ve sold over 70% of the seats – they’re current 55 seats left split between...


January 27, 2017  4:48 AM

wmic deprecated

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

I saw a forum post today where the question involved the use of the wmi command line tool wmic. Wmic was deprecated in Windows Server 2012 - 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 24, 2017  3:10 PM

Community Lightning Demos

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

We are continually evolving the content we present at the PowerShell Summit. This year we're bringing back something that was a feature of the early PowerShell Deep Dives and Summits - the Community Lightning Demos. We have a session set aside on Wednesday afternoon for this. Timescales will...


January 12, 2017  10:48 AM

Using $_

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The $_ symbol seems to be causing confusion from some recent forum questions I’ve seen. $_ represents the current object on the pipeline – if you want to know why $_ was chosen you’ll have to read PowerShell in Action! You can use $_ in a number of situations – in commands that...


January 9, 2017  1:49 PM

Foreach confusion: Part two

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

My post on foreach seems to have generated a bit of confusion. I was trying to use the calculations as examples not a statement that you should do things that way – there were statements to that effect in the post but they seem to have been missed. Any way, to try and resolve the confusion...


January 6, 2017  3:55 PM

Is PowerShell just for administration?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Opinion, Powershell

Two related questions were left on my blog recently. Is PowerShell just for administration? Should I learn PowerShell, VBScript or cmd tools? PowerShell was introduced as Microsoft’s automation engine for the Windows platform. It includes a scripting language, a shell and  the...


January 3, 2017  11:47 AM

foreach confusion

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

One of the biggest sources of confusion to people learning PowerShell is foreach. Don’t worry – it is confusing. Having just read the help file about_foreach its doubly confusing. That help file desperately needs a re-write Foreach is used in two separate ways with two separate...


January 2, 2017  3:44 AM

New Year book offer

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
book, Powershell

The New Year starts very nicely with POwerShell in Action, 3e being Mannings deal of the day for 3 January 2017 Half off my book Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition. Use code dotd010317au at http://bit.ly/2iw7MD2 Links should be directed to the...


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