PowerShell for Windows Admins:

June, 2016


June 9, 2016  3:47 AM

Converting strings to dates

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

You’ll see many examples of this: PS>  [datetime]'12/25/2016' 25 December 2016 00:00:00 This works great if the date is in US format – MM/DD/YYYY For those of us who use different date formats – such as England DD/MM/YYYY – this approach won’t work PS> ...

June 8, 2016  5:13 AM

32 or 64 and/or Administrator

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

When you run the PowerShell console (or ISE) the default icon runs a 32 or 64 bit version that matches your OS. On a 64 bit machine you have the option of running in 32bit (icons have a (x86) suffix on the title. How can you tell whether you’re running in 32 or 64 bit mode? One way is shown...


June 7, 2016  4:03 AM

Local Administrators

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Finding the local administrators on a system is a not infrequent action.  There are a number of ways to do this. The oldest method is to use the ADSI WinNT provider $group =[ADSI]"WinNT://$($env:COMPUTERNAME)/Administrators, group" $members = @($group.psbase.Invoke("Members")) $members |...


June 6, 2016  3:39 AM

PowerShell Summit 2017–request for topics

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The PowerShell Summit is a community event. PowerShell.orh may organise it but we’re very aware that it is the PowerShell community’s event. We’ve been planning the  2017 Summit for a while and we’ve reached a point in the process where we need your help. What topics would you like...


June 1, 2016  1:54 PM

Dates in file and folder

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

If you want to incorporate the date in a file or folder name you can’t use Get-Date directly PS>  Get-Date 01 June 2016 20:52:03 The simplest answer is to use the –Format or –Uformat parameters: PS>  Get-Date -Format yyyyMMdd 20160601 PS>  Get-Date -UFormat...


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