PowerShell for Windows Admins:

Windows Server 2016


July 13, 2016  7:43 AM

Summer goodies

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

Looks like we’re set for some summer goodies over the next few months. First up is Windows 10 anniversary update that’s due 2 August 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

July 12, 2016  12:55 PM

Copying across multiple remoting sessions

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

I needed to copy the same file to multiple machines so I tried this: $computers = 'W16CN01', 'W16CN02' $s = New-PSSession -ComputerName $computers Copy-Item -Path 'C:\Source\Windows 2016 TP5\Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5...


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 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  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...


June 30, 2016  10:08 AM

Wireless on Windows 2016 TP5

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 TP5 which appeared at the end of April has a major flaw. It doesn’t work with wireless cards! I use a relatively high-spec laptop as my lab machine. Not being able to get the wireless card working means no Internet access and makes activation a lot more difficult. The...


May 30, 2016  4:20 PM

Windows Server eras

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows Server 2016

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May 26, 2016  11:52 AM

Windows server 2016 TP 5 activation

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows Server 2016

Having finished the current round of conference speaking I needed to upgrade my system to Windows 2016 TP5. I’m using a 6 year old Lenovo W510 system. First problem is that I couldn’t get the wireless adapter working – after a lot of searching I saw a post with a similar issue due to...


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