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IPAM: 1 Installation and configuration

IPAM stands for IP Address Management. It’s a feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 that enables you manage your DHCP and DNS servers as a whole rather than at the individual service or server level. Installation of IPAM follows the … Continue reading

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PowerShell Summit Europe 2015–nearly sold out

There are a handful of places left for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015. If you want to secure a place I recommend that you book very soon as we can’t extend capacity any further.

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Playing with the range operator

The range operator allows you to reference a range of numbers 1..10 is equivalent to 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 If you want anything other than numbers you’re stuck as the range operator only works with integers though you can have a decrementing list … Continue reading

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PowerShell DSC for Linux

PowerShell DSC for Linux has moved out of CTP and v1 is available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46919 You will find more details at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/05/06/powershell-dsc-for-linux-is-now-available.aspx You will need to download OMI version 1.0.8-1 which is available from https://collaboration.opengroup.org/omi/documents.php?action=show&dcat=&gdid=32721 OMI has to … Continue reading

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WMF 5.0 April 2015 preview – – software inventory logging

A software inventory module is now included with the April 2015 WMF 5.0 preview £> Get-Command -Module SoftwareInventoryLogging | select Name Name—-Get-SilComputerGet-SilComputerIdentityGet-SilDataGet-SilLoggingGet-SilSoftwareGet-SilUalAccessGet-SilWindowsUpdatePublish-SilDataSet-SilLoggingStart-SilLoggingStop-SilLogging Windows updates are always a good place to start poking into your systems £> Get-Command Get-SilWindowsUpdate -Syntax Get-SilWindowsUpdate … Continue reading

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WMF 5.0 April 2015 preview – – creating guid

Creating a GUID has always been possible with PowerShell – you just had to drop into .NET £> [System.Guid]::NewGuid() Guid—-46c130ca-39ff-463c-b7fb-ed728a1c134f With the latest WMF 5.0 preview life gets easier: £> Get-Command New-Guid -Syntax New-Guid [<CommonParameters>] £> New-Guid Guid—-112866a5-1662-4265-b851-f9086607bcb2 The New-Guid … Continue reading

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WMF 5.0 April 2015 preview – – Format-Hex

Have you ever needed to generate a hex representation of a string or binary data? Say you have a string – ‘PowerShell Rocks’ And you want to go the hex representation which is 50 6f 77 65 72 53 68 … Continue reading

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