PowerShell for Windows Admins:

July, 2016


July 8, 2016  8:37 AM

PowerShell Direct example

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Hyper-V, Powershell, Virtualization, Windows Server 2016

Last week I mentioned PowerShell and how you can create a PowerShell Remoting session to a Virtual Machine that’s running on Hyper-V Here’s an example of it in use: $cred = Get-Credential W16TP5TGT01\Administrator $s = New-PSSession -VMName W16TP5TGT01 -Credential $cred Create the...

July 6, 2016  12:29 PM

DSC and Nano Server

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
DSC, Nano server, Windows Server 2016

Nano Server is the minimalist version of Windows that Server 2016 introduces. I needed a target for DSC this afternoon so decided that I’d spin up a Nano Server instance – because they are very, very quick to create. Unfortunately, Nano Server doesn’t support DSC out of the box. The...


July 5, 2016  9:46 AM

PowerShell 2.0 Engine removed from Server 2016

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell, Windows Server 2016

I hadn’t realised that the PowerShell 2.0 engine had been removed from Windows Server 2016 TP5 PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-WindowsFeature  PowerShell-V2 | ft -a Display Name                          Name          Install...


July 4, 2016  12:59 PM

Some potentially useful modules

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

I’ve come across a number of modules over the last few months that may be of interest. In no particular order: PSDEPLOY - 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 3, 2016  3:54 AM

Administering Windows Containers

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows Server 2016

Containers have been available in the Linux world for some time. Server 2016 brings them to the Windows world. The concept of containers is easy – they are a lightweight virtualisation option for application delivery. Think of them as an extremely light weight virtual ‘machine’. Machine...


July 1, 2016  7:32 AM

First nail in PowerShell’s coffin?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The MSDN pages describing the installation and use of containers 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 1, 2016  3:17 AM

PowerShell Direct

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016

PowerShell Direct is a PowerShell 5.1 feature available in Windows 2016 TP5 and above and the later builds of Windows 10. It adds 3 parameters: -VMId -VMGuid -VMName To these cmdlets Enter-PSsession Invoke-Command New-PSsession but NOT New-Cimsession The VMId & ID...


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