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March 12, 2014  4:49 AM

Get-ADUser issue fixed



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, PowerShell, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

The issue that I discussed in these posts: http://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/get-aduser-issue-2/

December 8, 2013  3:58 PM



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, PowerShell v4, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

On a Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 system you can install the ServerManager module and use the Get-WindowsFeature cmdlet to discover the installed features. They can be managed with Install-WindowsFeature and Uninstall-WindowsFeature . These cmdlets don’t exist on Windows 8/8.1 However the...


December 8, 2013  8:20 AM

Transferring modules from Windows 8 or 8.1 to Windows 7



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
CDXML, CIM, PowerShell 3, PowerShell v4, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, WMI

Windows 7 shipped with PowerShell 2.0 installed.  Windows 8 brought PowerShell 3.0 and Windows 8.1 brings PowerShell 4.0. Windows 8 and 8.1 also have a lot of modules installed. This extra functionality widens PowerShell...


November 30, 2013  5:39 AM

Defender Module: Threat Catalog



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, Windows 8.1

You can see the threats that defender is testing against Get-MpThreatCatalog | select SeverityID, ThreatName You get a long list like this 5 TrojanDownloader:Win32/Agent.A 4 TrojanDownloader:Win32/Holistyc 2 Dialer:Win32/EPlugin 5 Backdoor:Win32/Fxsvc 2...


November 29, 2013  12:43 PM

Windows 8.1 Defender module



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v4, Windows 8.1, WMI

Windows 8.1 includes a module – Defender for working with the anti-malware engine on the machine. I’m presuming this means Windows Defender only The starting point is Get-MpComputerStatus £> Get-MpComputerStatus AMEngineVersion : 1.1.10100.0 AMProductVersion ...


November 9, 2013  11:04 AM

Windows Surface RT upgrade to Windows 8.1



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Windows 8.1

Having seen the comments regarding the removal of the RT upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows app store I was surprised to see it had re-appeared last night. Late this morning I started the upgrade. Its a 2GB+ download so make sure your Surface is plugged into the mains! The download...


November 8, 2013  3:01 PM

Get-ADUser issue fixed



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, PowerShell v4, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

I reported in this post http://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/get-aduser-issue/ an issue with Get-ADUser under PowerShell 4.0 on Windows 8.1/2012 R2 where using –Properties * caused a failure. I had a comment that this is schema related and a schema upgrade fixes the...


September 18, 2013  1:47 PM

Module versions in PowerShell 4.0



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell v4, Windows 8.1

Comparing a Windows 8.1 build with a Windows 8 machine I think these modules remain the same between Windows 8/PowerShell 3 and Windows 8.1/PowerShell 4 BitLocker BitsTransfer BranchCache CimCmdlets DirectAccessClientComponents DnsClient iSCSI ISE Kds...


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