Monthly Archives: May 2008

PowerShell Reference Card

Bruce Payette (PowerShell in Action) has produced a 8 page reference card for the PowerShell language.   http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2008/05/30/new-free-windows-powershell-quick-reference-card.aspx Its available as a free download (registration required) from http://refcardz.dzone.com/ For anyone learning PowerShell (or if you are as forgetful as me) this … Continue reading

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Event Logs

PowerShell V1 enabled us to read information from the event logs.   To see the event logs available use PS> Get-EventLog * Max(K) Retain OverflowAction        Entries Name  ——   ——  ————–               ——- —-  20,480      0 OverwriteAsNeeded       4,851 Application  15,168      0 OverwriteAsNeeded           0 … Continue reading

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Account management – local users

Creating a local user account is very similar to creating a domain account that I showed here – http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?_c01_BlogPart=blogentry&_c=BlogPart&handle=cns!43CFA46A74CF3E96!1358 ## To create a user on the local machine## add the assemblyAdd-Type -AssemblyName System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement ## create a password$password = Read-Host "Password" … Continue reading

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More Hyper-V

Dung has another instalment in his excellent series on Hyper-V and WMI.  This one covers creating a virtual machine from an existing virtual disk – http://dungkhoang.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!31A50D02D661C816!224.entry   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: PowerShell,WMI,Hyper-V

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Account management – member of

One of the perennial questions is what groups is this user a member of.  Getting the groups the user is directly a member of is straight forward but getting the groups that those groups are members of is more difficult.  … Continue reading

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IIS 7 provider

Dmitry has been looking at the IIS 7 provider tech preview.  His comments can be found here – http://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/2008/05/26/iis-7-powershell-rant/ I must admit to finding myself in two minds about the IIS provider.  I tested it when it first became available … Continue reading

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PowerShell and SQL Server 2008 article

There is a new article of mine on Microsoft’s Industry Insiders blog – An Introduction to PowerShell for SQL Server 2008 – http://blogs.technet.com/industry_insiders/archive/2008/05/27/an-introduction-to-powershell-for-sql-server-2008.aspx   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: PowerShell,SQL Server

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