Monthly Archives: July 2009

PowerShell in Practice Ch14&15

The latest MEAP for PowerShell in Practice adds chapters 14 and 15 to the set. The book is essentially complete now – with just the appendix and the stuff at the front to do It can be obtained from http://www.manning.com/siddawayContinue reading

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Its a wrap

When we run a cmdlet such as Get-EventLog we often find that the display is truncated PS> Get-EventLog -LogName Application | select -First 5   Index Time          EntryType   Source                 InstanceID Message   —– —-          ———   ——                 ———- ——-   12961 Jul 31 … Continue reading

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Services and Processes

Services and processes seem to be a constant source of topics for PowerShell.  Probably because they are so fundamental to Windows. I wanted to see the relationship between a service and its underlying process. 001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038039040041042043044045046 ##Requires -version 2.0## create empty … Continue reading

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User Group Live Meetings

I’ll be doing a couple of Live Meeting webcasts over the next few weeks: PowerShell remoting – including Exchange 2010 WMI in PowerShell v2 More info when the dates are finalised. If there is a particular topic that you would … Continue reading

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Tombstone Periods

We can get the tombstone period of our Active Directory by 001002003 $root = [ADSI]"" $ds = [ADSI]("LDAP://CN=Directory Service,CN=Windows NT,CN=Services,CN=Configuration," + $root.DistinguishedName)$ds.tombstoneLifeTime   But if the value isn’t set it means we are using the default which changes depending on the version of Windows used to create … Continue reading

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PowerShell 2.0 ETA

In case you wanted more info on when we can see PowerShell v2 available as a download for XP2003Vista2008  – see  http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2009/07/23/windows-powershell-2-0-rtm.aspx The post says a few months before we can get it.  Why the delay? Best guess is that … Continue reading

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July User Group slides and demo

I’ve put the slides and demo file on my Sky Drive http://cid-43cfa46a74cf3e96.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/PowerShell%20User%20Group and download the July_2009 zip file Enjoy Technorati Tags: PowerShell User Group,Downloads

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