PowerShell for Windows Admins:

Windows 8


June 2, 2012  8:19 AM

Toggling between LAN and Wireless



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Network, PowerShell 3, Windows 8, Windows Server 8, WMI

One of the questions in the recent Scripting Games involved toggling between a wireless and LAN connection. Only one was to be up at any one time.

This can be solved using WMI but becomes hugely simpler in Windows 8/2012 as we get a bunch of cmdlets for working with network adapters.

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March 2, 2012  4:29 PM

Windows 8 Modules



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8

We saw the modules that come with Windows server 8

 

This is the list of modules available in a vanilla Windows 8 32 bit install

AppLocker
Appx
BitLocker
BitsTransfer
BranchCache
CimCmdlets


January 9, 2012  2:15 PM

CIM instances



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8, WMI

We are use to using Get-WmiObject to retrieve information from WMI. if you have been following this blog for any length of time you will have see lots of examples of that particular cmdlet. The CIM equivalent is Get-CIMInstance. It might appear that Get-CIMClass would be used but that is used to...


January 6, 2012  2:39 PM

WMI and CIM



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8, WMI

Do you know the difference between WMI and CIM?

CIM is the Common Information Model - http://www.dmtf.org/standards/cim

“CIM provides a common definition of management information for...


October 26, 2011  2:09 PM

PowerShell, Storage, WMI and Windows Server 8



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8, WMI

A must read if you are interested in any of these

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October 2, 2011  1:21 PM

PowerShell 3 and DHCP: scope options



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8

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September 20, 2011  3:25 PM

PowerShell and DHCP: 1 – servers



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8

Remember that yesterday I loaded the RSAT tools on to my Windows 8 server instance. This includes a PowerShell module that auto loads – like all Windows 8 modules on the PS module path

Start by looking at the GET commands

Get-Command -Module DhcpServer   get*

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September 18, 2011  8:51 AM

DNS cmdlets in PowerShell 3



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
DNS, PowerShell 3, Windows 8

There are a number of modules related to DNS ModuleType Name ---------- ---- Manifest DnsClient Manifest DnsConfig Binary DnsLookup Manifest DnsNrpt If we start with the DnsClient module we get these functions and...


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