Monthly Archives: July 2007

Searching for Groups

I do a lot of work with Active Directory.  One of the common tasks with AD is searching.  I saw a question about searching an OU for groups with "exec" in their name.  There are at least two approaches – … Continue reading

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Windows Live Writer

I have used Live Writer for a few posts and I quite like it.  The editor is better than editing the blog directly and it has a few features that are really useful. Managing categories is much simpler and the list … Continue reading

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PowerShell for deployment

Thanks to Marco for pointing this out.   Blog entry by Scott Hanselman http://www.hanselman.com/blog/PaperManagingLargeScaleSystemDeploymentAndConfigurationWithWindowsPowerShell.aspx   on using PowerShell to manage large scale software deployment and configuration.  As an example of what can be achieved through PowerShell this is superb

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PowerShell Newsgroup

If you want to get your questions about PowerShell answered try the Microsoft PowerShell discussion group at   http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windows.powershell    

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Timezone Information

While looking at the information available on time via WMI I came across the Win32_TimeZone class PS> Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_TimeZone | Format-List Bias      : 0SettingID :Caption   : (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London Caption is the important … Continue reading

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PowerGUI

One thing I forgot to mention about the new version of PowerGUI is that you can save the scripts from the new editor to .ps1 files.  Very useful.  I am going to try and use PowerGUI as my PowerShell editor … Continue reading

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PowerGUI 1.0.9

The latest version of PowerGUI – 1.0.9 – is available for download from http://www.powergui.org   One of the additions for this release is a new editor for script nodes.  It has some Intellisense built into it which is a big help when … Continue reading

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