PowerShell for Windows Admins:

September, 2011


September 14, 2011  1:57 PM

The Experts Conference April 2011–My session

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Dmitry has just posted the video of the session I did at the PowerShell deep dive @ TEC in April 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

September 14, 2011  1:12 PM

Windows 8 and PowerShell 3

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You will have started to see blogs about Windows 8 and PowerShell 3 due to Microsoft releasing a developers preview version on MSDN.  I’m currently building Windows 8 and Server 8 machines – more news when they are up and running


September 8, 2011  2:46 PM

Quirks of Get-member and WMI objects

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I have been asked about discovering the methods available on a WMI object. I’ve mentioned the GetMethodParameters method a few times but it can be difficult to find.  Normally if we want to discover the methods on an object we would do this Get-WmiObject Win32_Service | Get-Member -MemberType...


September 8, 2011  1:40 PM

PowerShell User Group–20 September 2011

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When: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 7:30 PM (BST)


Where:

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Aleksandar Nikolic presents on PowerShell remoting and the customisation of remoting end points.
Aleksandar's presentation at the PowerShell Deep Dive was excellent - don't miss this one...


September 6, 2011  11:29 AM

Test for domain membership

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Quick function to determine if a given machine is in a domain or workgroup

function test-domain{             
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September 6, 2011  11:11 AM

Invoke-WmiMethod–Type mismatch error

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Sometimes when we try to use Invoke-WmiMethod with an argument list we get an error PS> Invoke-WmiMethod -Class Win32_Share -Name Create -ArgumentList "c:\test", "Test57", 0 Invoke-WmiMethod : Type mismatch At line:1 char:17 + Invoke-WmiMethod <<<<  -Class Win32_Share -Name...


September 5, 2011  12:45 PM

PowerShell and WMI webcast

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Webcast: Get the most from PowerShell and WMI I will be presenting the above webcast next week. Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011.  Thats tomorrow Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Thats 6pm UK time Register for the web cast at


September 5, 2011  12:33 PM

Find the Time Server

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No its not the latest Internet game.

Active Directory synchronises the computer clock times. To know what server is being used

function get-timeserver{             

			
		


September 4, 2011  12:16 PM

Clearing AD logging

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Last time we looked at turning on logging – for one or more criteria. The normal state of diagnostic logging is None i.e. the options are set to zero. If we have only a few options set we can use set-logsetting to revert to no logging. Alternatively we can reset all logging to a zero state

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September 4, 2011  3:32 AM

Setting AD logging

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Now that we know what the options are we can look at switching them on.

function set-logsetting{             
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