Author Archives: richardsiddaway

Build a better pull server

DSC functions in 2 modes – push (most basic) and pull. Creating a pull server is a non-trivial task and the out-of-the-box pull server has some issues. Some of the folks at powershell.org have decided its time to build a … Continue reading

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Diskpart and PowerShell – part 6: Multiple partitions on a disk

So far we’ve looked at creating a single partition on a disk. This time we’ll look at how you can create multiple partitions on a disk. The are good reasons not to do this but its something I’ve seen done … Continue reading

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PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

if you are an Azure user see this post from the PowerShell team – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2017/05/23/coming-soon-powershell-in-azure-cloud-shell/

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Diskpart and PowerShell – part4: Remove a partition

So far you’ve seen how to create and modify partitions and volumes. Its now time to look at how you remove a partition. Mount the test VHD Get-VHD -Path C:\test\Test1.vhdx | Mount-VHD You can’t remove a volume – you have … Continue reading

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Diskpart and PowerShell–part 4: Expand a volume

Let’s create a new disk and mount it New-VHD -Path C:\test\Test1.vhdx -Dynamic -SizeBytes 20GB Get-VHD -Path C:\test\Test1.vhdx | Mount-VHD Initialize-Disk -Number 1 This time we’ll create a volume that only uses part of the disk New-Partition -DiskNumber 1 -DriveLetter F … Continue reading

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Table or List

A question on the forum asked why a object is displayed in a table if it has 4 or fewer properties and as  a list if it  has more than 4 properties: PS> [PSCustomObject]@{P1=1; P2=2; P3=3; P4=4} P1 P2 P3 … Continue reading

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PowerShell v6 beta

PowerShell v6 has reached a significant milestone – the release of the first PowerShell v6 beta version. There have been 18 releases of alpha code since August 2016 when the open source PowerShell v6 project started. There is no indication … Continue reading

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