PowerShell for Windows Admins:

October, 2013


October 27, 2013  10:48 AM

More Scripting Guy posts

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I’ve had some more articles posted on the Scripting Guy blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/10/27/the-admin-s-first-steps-local-group-membership.aspx...

October 14, 2013  2:22 AM

Sunday’s Scripting Guy blog

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I had another post in my Admin’s First Steps series on the Scripting Guy blog yesterday - http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/10/13/powertip-use-poweshell-to-start-service-on-remote-machine.aspx...


October 11, 2013  11:48 AM

Summit 2014 Speaker list “leak”

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Possible speakers at the PowerShell Summit in April 2014. http://powershell.org/wp/2013/10/10/leak-powershell-summit-na-2014-speakers/ If you want to see, hear and talk to these PowerShell experts – the PowerShell summit is unlike most other conferences as the speakers are available Now...


October 10, 2013  1:33 PM

Testing Service Health

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Two new posts from me on the Scripting Guy blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/10/10/powertip-change-output-object-property-names-with-powershell.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/10/10/the-admin-s-first-steps-testing-service-health.aspx...


October 9, 2013  2:05 PM

AD Management MEAP v 11

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The next MEAP for AD Management in a Month of Lunches is available from Manning – www.manning.com/siddaway3 This adds chapter 20 on maintaining and monitoring AD together with appendix A on searching AD Enjoy


October 8, 2013  2:48 PM

ADs 1000 object limit

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

By default when you query AD using a script or cmdlet you won’t get more than 1000 objects returned. If your AD contains 4000 users and you run Get-ADuser –filter * You’ll still only get the first 1000 users returned. This is by design to prevent you accidentally unleashing the...


October 7, 2013  1:10 PM

Desired State Configuration

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Desired State Configuration is the headline item in PowerShell 4.0 Steven Murawski has started a series of posts on PowerShell.org. The first two posts are...


October 5, 2013  5:59 AM

Common mistakes–size constants

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen something like this: Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_LogicalDisk -Filter {DriveType = 3} | select @{N='Capacity'; E={[math]::Round(($_.Size / 1073741824), 2)}} What’s wrong this? The use of 1073741824 – in case you don’t recognise the...


October 5, 2013  5:41 AM

Common mistakes–filtering

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Which of these should you use Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_LogicalDisk | where DriveType -eq 3 or Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_LogicalDisk -Filter {DriveType = 3} They both give the same results after all. Against a remote machine the first one took 640 milliseconds and the second took...


October 3, 2013  2:00 AM

Scanning event logs

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

My post on scanning event logs on multiple machines using a workflow went live on the Scripting Guy blog yesterday - http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/10/02/the-admin-s-first-steps-scan-multiple-event-logs.aspx


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