Monthly Archives: May 2012

Scheduled tasks on clusters

This post shows how to use PowerShell in Windows Server 2012 to configure scheduled tasks that apply across the whole cluster not just a single node http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2012/05/31/10312527.aspx Well worth a read Advertisements

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May 2012 Powershell group recording and slides

  The recording, slides and demo scripts from last nights session  – Powershell in Windows Server 8 part 2  – is available from https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=43cfa46a74cf3e96#cid=43CFA46A74CF3E96&id=43CFA46A74CF3E96%212966 The full set of historical recordings can be found here: https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=43CFA46A74CF3E96&id=43CFA46A74CF3E96%212469 2011 09 PowerShell remoting and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on hash tables

I need to test the existence of an element in a hash table. First create a hash table $myht = DATA {ConvertFrom-StringData -StringData @’1 = aaaaaaa2 = bbbbbbb 3 = ccccccc4 = ddddddd5 = eeeeeee ‘@}   I tend to … Continue reading

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PowerShell v3 ISE

The ISE has a new look in PowerShell v3. The scripting pane remains but the output and interactive panes have been amalgamated to produce a single console like pane. When I first saw it I didn’t like it but after … Continue reading

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May UG meeting reminder

Quick reminder that the UK PowerShell group session on PowerShell in Windows 2012 is on Tuesday 29 May. Details from http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2012/05/08/uk-powershell-group-may-2012.aspx

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Working with WMI methods

Many WMI classes have methods. Methods allow us to perform some action on the object. A recent question on the forum about using methods made me realise that there are still a lot of people following the old VBScript way … Continue reading

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Unblocking Files with PowerShell v3

There are a number of new features in PowerShell v3 that while not huge like CIM or workflow are os significant help to the hard pressed administrator.  One of these is the Unblock-File cmdlet. If you haven’t updated your help … Continue reading

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