Monthly Archives: May 2013

Scripting Games-Voting

Still time to vote on event 4 – the numbers of votes are falling off slightly – especially in the Advanced events. This is your opportunity to observe what other people are doing, comment and very possibly learn.

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PowerShell Deep Dive–MEAP now complete

The final chapters of PowerShell Deep Dive have been added to the MEAP http://www.manning.com/hicks/ Enjoy

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AD Month of Lunches–Chapter 11 in MEAP

The MEAP for AD Management in a Month of Lunches has been extended with the inclusion of chapter 11 – Creating Domain Controllers. http://www.manning.com/siddaway3 Enjoy

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Scripting Games – Filter early again

Grading the scripts in Event 4 and the one thing that jumps out is the amount of unnecessary data being carried through the scripts You were asked for 7 properties off 20 random users Get-ADUser has a –properties parameter. USE … Continue reading

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Scripting Games – Win32_LogicalDisk or Win32_Volume

I have heard some discussions recently regarding whether Win32_LogicalDisk or Win32_Volume should be used in the answer to event 3 in the Scripting Games. The problem requires you pull the drive letter, drive size and freespace for local disks on … Continue reading

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Scripting Games-Subfunctions

One of the principles of writing scripts (or any code) is the KISS principle – Keep It Simple Scripter. That principle is being abused al lot in event 3 I am seeing numerous entries that define an advanced function as … Continue reading

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Scripting Games–filtering on remote server

In event 3 you have to get information on hard disk capacity.  I’ve only looked at the first couple of dozen scripts but seen this too many times Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_LogicalDisk | where DriveType -eq 3 or if you prefer … Continue reading

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