Monthly Archives: February 2013

Book offer–AD Management in a Month of Lunches

AD Management in a month of lunches is today’s deal of the day from Manning – http://www.manning.com The get 50% off today using code dotd0227cc. The offer is good for today only The same code can be used for 50% … Continue reading

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Last nights Live Meeting

The sound was awful on last night’s Live Meeting so I intend to re-record it at the weekend.  I’ll post the recording and scripts once its done. I’m also investigating an alternative delivery mechanism that will hopefully solve the sound … Continue reading

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Filter or LDAP filter

Many of the Microsoft AD cmdlets have a –Filter and an –LDAPFilter parameter.  So what’s the difference? PS> Get-Help Get-ADUser -Parameter *Filter* -Filter <String>     Specifies a query string that retrieves Active Directory objects. This string uses the PowerShell Expression … Continue reading

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Advanced Functions webcast

Quick reminder that the UK PowerShell group is hosting a Live Meeting webcast on PowerShell Advanced functions tomorrow – details from https://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/uk-powershell-groupadvanced-functions/

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PowerShell in Depth–nearly there

PowerShell in Depth is rapidly approaching its publication date – see http://www.manning.com/jones2 for details

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New book

My latest book has been released on the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP). Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches takes the newcomer to AD through the tasks they need to perform to manage their organization’s AD. it assumes … Continue reading

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Creating a Windows 2012 Domain Controller

I decided to replace one of the DCs in my test environment with a Windows 2012 Server Core machine. Server Core has really come of age in Windows 2012 – its easy to configure. I’ve covered configuring a server before … Continue reading

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CIM cmdlets and remote access

When you used the WMI cmdlets Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_logicalDisk -ComputerName RSLAPTOP01 You were using DCOM to access the remote machine. Even if you accessed the local machine you were using DCOM. This changes in PowerShell v3 when using the CIM … Continue reading

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UK PowerShell Group–Advanced functions

When: Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 7:30 PM (GMT) Where: Virtual *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Advanced functions give you ability to create functions that act like cmdlets. Learn how to get the most from this powerful part of the PowerShell functionality Notes Richard Siddaway … Continue reading

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Filtering

I’ve been grading the scripts in the warm up events for the Scripting Games and noticed a lot of people doing this: Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_LogicalDisk | where {$_.DriveType -eq 3} Ok now it works but there are a couple of … Continue reading

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