Monthly Archives: June 2008

SQL Server 2008 sample databases

Unlike earlier versions of SQL Server the 2008  version doesn’t come with sample databases.  The latest (RC0) version of the AdventureWorks sample database can be downloaded from http://www.codeplex.com/MSFTDBProdSamples/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=14274 One issue I had in the script was that the path to … Continue reading

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PowerShell Olympics

Dmitry has details of the Summer PowerShell Olympics – http://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/2008/06/30/summer-powershell-olympics/ Create a PowerGUI Powerpack and win   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: PowerShell,PowerGUI

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XPath tutorial

The OpenXML cmdlets I’ve been using recently use XPath quite a lot.   There is a tutorial available here – http://www.w3schools.com/XPath/default.asp   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: PowerShell,XPath

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AD cmdlets 1.1

The latest version of the Quest AD cmdlets is available for download from http://www.quest.com/powershell/activeroles-server.aspx.   Note the the date posted appears to be wrong.  The downloads do seem to be the RTM version   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: … Continue reading

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Hyper-V goes RTM

Hyper-V, the last component of Windows Server 2008, has gone RTM.  Well within the deadline of 180 days after Windows Server 2008. Lots of PowerShell and Hyper-V   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: Windows 2008

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GPMC on Vista SP1

In Vista RTM the GPMC (Group Policy Management Console) is available as an option feature – install from Control Panel – Programs and Features. Vista SP1 removes it!!   I was vaguely aware of this but it didn’t hit home … Continue reading

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RANT RANT RANT

If you don’t want to read a rant then stop here. I have just spent 25 minutes cleaning comments from this blog that were in a non-English language using a non-European character set.  In other words I didn’t have a … Continue reading

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Windows PowerShell Pocket Reference

Kirk has published a review of the Windows PocketShell Reference http://poshoholic.com/2008/06/19/book-review-windows-powershell-pocket-reference/ Its by Lee Holmes of PowerShell Cookbook fame so I would expect it to be good.   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: PowerShell

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Putting on the Style

Having looked at creating a Document with the OpenXML cmdlets I thought the next thing was looking at text styles. If you follow the links given earlier you will find the scripts associated with the demo video showing how to … Continue reading

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PowerShell Virtual user group

Don’t forget that the next meeting of the virtual UG is 24 June at 8pm EST.  See http://www.powershellcommunity.org/Home/tabid/36/ctl/Detail/mid/411/xmid/1057/xmfid/7/Default.aspx   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: PowerShell,Virtual User group

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