PowerShell for Windows Admins:

January, 2016


January 16, 2016  8:40 AM

PowerShell conferences 2016

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

April is going to be a very busy month. It starts with the PowerShell plus DevOps Global Summit in Bellevue, Washington - https://eventloom.com/event/login/PSNA16 The PowerShell Conference EU...

January 12, 2016  4:45 AM

European PowerShell conference 2016

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

PowerShell Conference EU combines the former “Deutsche PowerShell Konferenz” and “PowerShell Summit EU” into one great big 3-day PowerShell event for Admins and DevOps in Europe and takes place April 20-22 in Hannover/Germany. With more than 40 international speakers including PowerShell...


January 11, 2016  10:34 AM

Testing against an arrays contents

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

You may need to test if a value is a member of an array. PowerShell provides 2 operators for testing array membership  - -   -in and –contains. Simple usage is like this PS> $colours = 'red', 'orange', 'yellow', 'green', 'blue', 'indigo', 'violet' PS> 'blue' -in...


January 8, 2016  1:49 PM

WMI discovery

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
CIM, Powershell, WMI

I’ve been working with System Center Configuration Manager this week. SCCM uses a lot of WMI. However, WMI discovery is still a bit of an art. I needed to find the SMS_SCI_Component class. If you know the namespace you can easily find the classes in that namespace but namespaces are...


January 4, 2016  9:29 AM

Starting to use PowerShell

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

A common question goes along the lines of  “I've leant PowerShell (from class, book etc) but what do I do next?” The usual answer is to pick a problem in your organisation and solve it. I’ve provided an example in this UK TechNet blog post


January 2, 2016  10:34 AM

2015 December Scripting Games Puzzle

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The December 2015 puzzle was based on the 12 Days of Christmas song.  Starting with this here-string. $list = @" 1 Partridge in a pear tree 2 Turtle Doves 3 French Hens 4 Calling Birds 5 Golden Rings 6 Geese a laying 7 Swans a swimming 8 Maids a milking 9 Ladies dancing 10 Lords a...


January 2, 2016  6:43 AM

Happy New Year 2016

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

A new year and a number of things to which we can look forward. The re-release of WMF 5.0. The WMF 5.0 download was pulled because a bug was over writing the module path. Look fot the download being available again soon. Windows Server 2016 – Containers and Nano server give lots of new...


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