Monthly Archives: September 2015

PowerShell DSC for Linux 1.1

PowerShell DSC for Linux 1.1 has been released. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/09/30/powershell-dsc-for-linux-version-1-1-is-now-available-and-new-linux-resources.aspx With bug fixes, support for the separation of configuration and node ids  and new resources this release makes it easier than ever to manage your Linux boxes through DSC

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Controlling copies

I was recently asked about ‘forcing’ a copy so that only the files you want are copied Consider a folder with lots of files. I want to copy those files that start with the letter t and have a txt … Continue reading

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WMF 5.0 production preview–installed

I’ve installed WMF 5.0 PP on a number of Windows 2012 R2 (full GUI and server core). Installation was over the top of a mixture of PowerShell 4.0 and various versions of PowerShell 5.0 previews. Installation worked in all cases. … Continue reading

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Win32_ReliabilityRecords Class

The Win32_ReliabilityRecords class was introduced with Windows 7. It contains information from the Windows Event Log related to system reliability. The most interesting properties are the Message and the TimeGenerated £> Get-WmiObject -class win32_reliabilityRecords | select -First 1 | fl … Continue reading

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Everything is recycled

I was just thinking this morning about the DevOps phenomenon. When I started in IT it wasn’t unusual for people to do development work and operations – especially in smaller organisations. Over the years this changed and specialisation became the … Continue reading

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Error handling for DNS lookups

Interesting question on the forum regarding the Resolve-DNSname cmdlet. This is part of the DNSclient module introduced with Windows 8. If the DNS record is found everything is good £> Resolve-DnsName W12R2DSC -Server server02 | ft -a Name                   Type TTL  … Continue reading

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PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit–call for topics extended

The call for topics for the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit (renamed PowerShell Summit) has been extended. If you’re thinking of submitting please do so. I you want some ideas fro topics we’ll consider – see http://powershell.org/wp/2015/09/16/speaking-at-powershell-summit-2016-topic-ideas-for-aspiring-speakers/

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