Monthly Archives: March 2014

DSC resource kit wave 3

Desired State Configuration (DSC) is the new server configuration and compliance mechanism that ships with PowerShell 4.0 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Resources are the way you perform configuration. Now you have more options with the release of wave 3 … Continue reading

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Last few days to register

Reaching the end of March there’s not much time left to register for the PowerShell Summit NA 2014 – http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/powershell-summit-north-america/summit-registration/ as its coming up fast. See you there.

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Discovering namespaces

Next point on the journey of discovery through CIM is finding the namespaces installed on a machine.  I showed how to do this using Get-WmiObject in PowerShell and WMI but this time round decided to come up to date and … Continue reading

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Improving CIM/WMI method discovery

I recently showed how to create a function that could be used to simplify the use of Get-CimClass. In this version I’ve added some features: – parameter validation – namespace – try-catch round getting the class information. This turns the … Continue reading

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Deal of the Day–26 March 2014

Tomorrow – 26 March – several PowerShell books will feature in Manning’s Deal of the Day: PowerShell in Depth 2E PowerShell and WMI PowerShell Deep Dives   All highly recommended and full of PowerShell goodness

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A little bit of community

One thing I really like about the PowerShell community is the number of people who share information and the way that allows us to incrementally increase our knowledge and skills. This can lead to the situation where you can take … Continue reading

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Discovering CIM/WMI methods and parameters

As you’ve probably gathered I spend a lot of time working with, and investigating, CIM (WMI) classes. CIM and WMI will be treated as synonymous for these articles. If you want to discover the methods available on a CIM class … Continue reading

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