Monthly Archives: January 2013

PowerShell and Active Directory recording

The recording, slides and demo script from yesterday’s PowerShell and Active Directory session can be found here: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=43cfa46a74cf3e96#cid=43CFA46A74CF3E96&id=43CFA46A74CF3E96%2140563

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PowerShell workflows–now we are six

  The sixth in the series of articles on PowerShell workflows that are appearing on the Scripting Guy blog has been published. The articles in the series that have been published are: http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2012/12/26/powershell-workflows-the-basics.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/01/02/powershell-workflows-restrictions.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/01/09/powershell-workflows-nesting.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/01/16/powershell-workflows-job-engine.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/01/23/powershell-workflows-restarting-the-computer.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/01/30/powershell-workflows-using-parameters.aspx Look for … Continue reading

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PowerShell and Active Directory–reminder

Quick reminder for tomorrow’s session from the UK PowerShell group.  Details from: http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2013/01/16/uk-powershell-group-29-january-2013.aspx

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Piping between functions

A question came up about piping between advanced functions. The input to the second function might be an array. To illustrate how this works imagine a function that gets disk information – or better still use this one. function get-mydisk{ … Continue reading

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Starting virtual machines for WSUS

My test environment usually has a dozen or so machines at any one time. Some of these are short lived and used for a particular piece of testing – others are kept for  years. I decided that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Account SIDs–hopefully my last word

Ok the embarrassing moral of this story is that you shouldn’t answer questions in a hurry at the end of the evening. 5 minutes after shutting down I realised that there is a far, far simpler way to get the … Continue reading

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Account SIDs revisited

I realised there is an easier way to get the data function get-SID { param ( [string]$computername = $env:COMPUTERNAME ) Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_AccountSID -ComputerName $computername | foreach { $exp = “[wmi]'” + $($_.Element) + “‘” Invoke-Expression -Command $exp | select … Continue reading

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