PowerShell for Windows Admins:

February, 2014


February 24, 2014  12:19 PM

AD Month of Lunches on the way

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My Learn AD management in a Month of Lunches has gone to the printers – expect it soon

February 21, 2014  11:42 AM

DSC and WMI

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Like all well behaved technology Desired State Configuration (DSC) requires access to WMI. Specifically it needs root/Microsoft/Windows/DesiredStateConfiguration This is available on the Windows 2012 R2 DSC server you configure but isn’t available on older versions of Windows. You must...


February 21, 2014  2:53 AM

PowerShell Summit NA 2014 approaching

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With the PowerShell 65 days away there is still plenty of time to get registered. This is the only event this year that will feature such a line up of PowerShell experts – including the PowerShell team themselves. The attendees at last year’s Summit decided it was an excellent...


February 19, 2014  12:15 PM

Oh–so that’s what its for

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I’ve never really understood the logic behind the Wait-Job cmdlet. The idea of PowerShell Jobs is to kick of tasks that grind away in the background and you get the prompt back so you can keep on working. Wait-Job stops the prompt being returned until one or more jobs have finished. It clicked...


February 19, 2014  12:02 PM

Windows PowerShell Networking Guide

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A free ebook on managing various aspects of your networking is now available from 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 18, 2014  2:29 PM

The next Scripting Games

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No – we’re not announcing the start of the next games just yet. There is however a chance for you to shape the next games – head over to 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 17, 2014  4:11 PM

Winter 2014 Scripting Games closed

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The Winter 2014 Scripting Games are officially closed http://powershell.org/wp/2014/02/17/closing-the-games/ And the winners declared. A big thank you to all...


February 17, 2014  2:34 AM

PowerShell Hello World

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I had a comment left on one of my posts recently that mentioned a “Hello World” script. The concept of a Hello World program/script is that it is a simple introduction to using a new language that gives a known result. For a brand new user to PowerShell is is how you create a Hello World...


February 13, 2014  1:43 PM

Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches

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Jason Helmick’s book in the Month of Lunches series is now available - http://www.manning.com/helmick/ I really can’t recommend this book enough – if you’re new to IIS or want to learn how to administer...


February 12, 2014  1:16 PM

PowerShell Summit–Europe 2014

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The dates of the European PowerShell for 2014 have been announced – 29 September 29 to 1 October at the Hotel park in Amsterdam - 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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