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January 19, 2010  2:26 PM

Mapping Physical Drives to Logical Drives Part 3

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Following on from last time we will extend our script to pull the information for logical drives.

January 17, 2010  5:44 AM

Mapping Physical drives to logical drives part 2

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

We have seen how to get physical disk information and how to get the associations between WMI classes.  We’ll now start to put this together.


January 8, 2010  1:44 PM

Disks Part 3

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

We have seen how to use Win32_DiskDrive to look at our physical disks but this isn’t the whole story. We also need to consider logical disks or volumes


January 5, 2010  1:58 PM

Disks Part 2

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Moving swiftly on from last time we can expand the information returned on our disks


January 3, 2010  8:36 AM

Disks Part 1

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Disk storage and everything associated with that is a big part of administering our servers. We need to be able to discover, and where necessary, work with the storage system. WMI gives us a number of classes for working with disks PS> Get-WmiObject -List Win32_*disk* | select...


December 29, 2009  12:21 PM

Hotfixes

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

We have seen how to get information on the Operating System installed on our computers. We can round that out by looking at the hotfixes that are installed on the machine. Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_QuickFixEngineering 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 19, 2009  7:13 AM

Using a script

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

We have seen how to use our script to access information on the local machine. Ideally we want to be accessing this information from many machines across our enterprise. If we save the script to get-os.ps1 we can use it in a few ways. if we just want information on a handful of computers we can...


December 19, 2009  4:45 AM

System Discovery Part 4

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

This is out last look at Win32_OperatingSystem.  I’ve taken the script we had last time and added a few more calculated fields to determine language, country, locale and codeset information.  I’ve left the URLs where I found the information as comments. If you are not UK based you will want...


December 16, 2009  3:27 PM

System Discovery Part 3

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The class description for Win32_OperatingSystem can be found here.  Access to the WMI reference information starts at 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 13, 2009  4:58 AM

System Discovery Part 1

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

WMI can supply a huge amount of information about our systems. The problem is more one of discovering what is available rather than getting the data back. We can start by looking at the WMI classes available in the default Namespace (root\cimv2) Get-WmiObject -Namespace 'root\cimv2' -List |...


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