PowerShell for Windows Admins:

January, 2019


January 31, 2019  2:30 PM

To install or not

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

My recent posts about the NTFSsecurity module drew a comment that the cmdlets in the module couldn’t be used because they’re not installed on every server. This raises the question  - to install or not. Windows systems have a huge array of PowerShell cmdlets available: - those from the...

January 31, 2019  8:34 AM

Start-Sleep change

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Start-Sleep change in PowerShell v6.2 preview 4 Start-Sleep has had this syntax Start-Sleep [-Seconds] <int> [<CommonParameters>] Start-Sleep -Milliseconds <int> [<CommonParameters>]   since it was first introduced in PowerShell v1 (I think). You can...


January 31, 2019  5:44 AM

Get-NTFSAcess

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Get-NTFSAcess and Get-NTFSEffectiveAccess are two cmdlets from the NTFSsecurity module.   Get-NTFSAcess retrieves the access rights on a folder or file. You can immediately who has what rights and from where the rights are inherited.   Get-NTFSEffectiveAccess by contrast...


January 30, 2019  11:09 AM

Get-DiskSpace

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The Get-DiskSpace cmdlet from the NTFSsecurity module is useful in that it gives ready calculated percentages of free and used space: AvailableFreeSpacePercent  : 56.73% AvailableFreeSpaceUnitSize : 270.11 GB ClusterSize                :...


January 29, 2019  1:29 PM

PowerShell Admin Modules

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

My PowerShell Admin Modules that used to be available through codeplex are now available on github - 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 29, 2019  12:28 PM

Long file paths

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Long file paths – greater than 260 characters – have been a pain to deal with in Windows.   There is an argument that you should avoid file paths of that length but sometimes you don’t have any choice – when you inherit a file structure for instance.   The following...


January 29, 2019  9:27 AM

PowerShell v6.2.0 preview 4

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

PowerShell v6.2.0 preview 4 is now available from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases   After installation over the top of preview 3 I found that the...


January 25, 2019  9:19 AM

NTFSsecurity module

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Just came across the NTFSsecurity module. Its available on the PowerShell gallery or from https://github.com/raandree/NTFSSecurity. The *-Acl cmdlets have been around since Windows PowerShell...


January 21, 2019  11:49 AM

PowerShell v6.1.2

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

PowerShell v6.1.2 was recently released - https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases   There doesn’t seem to be any new functionality or breaking changes....


January 5, 2019  7:07 AM

Windows sandbox

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows 10

The recent Windows 10 Insider builds (18305) have introduced a Windows sandbox feature. This is a new light weight desktop environment for testing software. A new sandbox is created every time you need one and EVERYTHING in the sandbox is destroyed when you close it. see


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