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October 16, 2012  2:27 PM

DnsClient module: #1 Get-DnsClientServerAddress

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Started to investigate the DnsClient module.  First cmdlet to catch my eye was Get-DnsClientServerAddress. Always good to know a way to find the DNS server. PS> Get-DnsClientServerAddress 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

October 15, 2012  11:21 AM

PowerShell 3 and Word

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

This is a common scenario

$word = New-Object -ComObject "Word.application"            

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September 24, 2012  12:10 PM

WMI over WSMAN

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Every time I look at PowerShell v3 I seem to find a new way to access WMI! I’ve covered the –ComputerName and –CimSession parameters before but to recap We duplicate the way Get-WmiObject works: $computer = $env:COMPUTERNAME Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem...


August 21, 2012  2:09 PM

Windows 8 upgrade experience: #1

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I’ve upgraded two machines to Windows 8 The first is my main working laptop:

  • Windows 8 Enterprise can’t do an in place upgrade of Windows 7 Ultimate. So had to re-install all my applications. Took the opportunity to upgrade to Office 2013 and Visual Studio 2012
  • ...


July 12, 2012  12:21 PM

PowerShell in Depth Offer

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Would you like a copy of PowerShell in Depth signed by the authors plus a DVD narrated by the authors demoing many of the concepts in the book? Oh and the book is signed by all three authors and is parted of a limited edition? You would? Then visit


July 5, 2012  1:08 PM

PowerShell and XenDesktop recording

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The recording from last nights PowerShell group session – PowerShell and XenDesktop is available from 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 3, 2012  11:37 AM

PowerShell and XenDesktop

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Jonathan Medd will be presenting tomorrow @ 8.30 BST on PowerShell and XenDesktop Details from 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 2, 2012  1:34 PM

OMI

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

You may have noticed that I mention WMI from time to time Up to now WMI has been a Windows technology. Powerful but limited to Windows.  WMI has taken a giant step into the big bad world with the creation of OMI – Open Management Infrastructure thats WMI for non-Windows systems Details are...


June 24, 2012  9:05 AM

WMI property names

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

A question brought it home to me that WMI property names don’t always mean what you might think they mean – this is also true of other objects but I tripped over this one with WMI so we’ll stick with that. PS> Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_Desktop -Filter "Name LIKE '%Richard'"...


June 8, 2012  7:53 AM

Cleaning up the temp folder

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