PowerShell for Windows Admins:

June, 2011


June 23, 2011  3:22 PM

root\wmi–set monitor brightness

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Oddly the methods for changing the brightness aren’t on the WmiMonitorBrightness we get a separate class with the methods. This function can be used to set the brightness function set-monitorBrightness { [CmdletBinding()] param...

June 23, 2011  3:16 PM

root\wmi – Monitor brightness

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The monitor brightness can be discovered like this function get-monitorBrightness { $monitors = Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\wmi -Class WmiMonitorBrightness foreach ($monitor in $monitors){ $brightness = New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{ CurrentLevel =...


June 23, 2011  12:46 PM

Testing the 4K boundary

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Advanced Format disks have started shipping –see 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 21, 2011  2:40 PM

Rescheduled UG meeting

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Apologies for rescheduling with no notice but my broadband router failed tonight.


When: Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 7:30 PM (BST)


Where: Live Meeting

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Re-scheduled - using PowerShell to automate Office including Word, Excel, OneNote, Visio and...


June 21, 2011  2:09 PM

PowerShell UK user group: apologies

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

My apologies to anyone who tried to connect to the PowerShell UK UG Live Meeting tonight. My broadband router stopped working, permanently, today and I didn’t find out until I got home from work.

By the time I’d tracked down the problem, installed and configured a new router it was...


June 18, 2011  4:06 AM

PowerShell resources: Tip of the Day

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Have a look at the RSS feed available from http://powershell.com/cs/blogs/tips/

There are some good ideas in the tips and if nothing else it will get you thinking about PowerShell


June 17, 2011  12:38 PM

PowerShell User group–topics

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I’m starting to think about next years programme for the UK user group. Are there any topics – IT Pro or Dev orientated that you would like to see? Any speakers you would like me to try and get back? Do you want more introductory level sessions to cover the basics, high level sessions...


June 16, 2011  1:26 PM

root\wmi – WmiMonitorColorCharacteristics

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The rather long winded name of this class might put you off but it does show something useful

Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\wmi -Class WmiMonitorColorCharacteristics

produces these results (dropping the system properties)

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June 16, 2011  11:03 AM

New MEAP release for PowerShell and WMI

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Chapters 10 and 11 have been added to the PowerShell and WMI early access release – www.manning.com/siddaway2

Chapter 10 is about printers and it covers:


June 15, 2011  12:53 PM

root\wmi–Monitor information

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Continuing our intermittent browse through the root\wmi namespace we find a set of classes that seem to be linked to monitors Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\wmi -List...


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