Category Archives: CDXML

DiskPart and PowerShell–part 1

An attendee at the Summit made the statement that the DiskPart utility didn’t have any equivalent in PowerShell. That’s not strictly true as the storage module provides a lot of functionality that maps to diskpart functionality. The module contents include: … Continue reading

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Get-SupportedFileSystems

I stumbled on the Get-SupportedFileSystems cmdlet today. Its part of the Storage module and is defined as a function. Digging a bit further its from a CDXML module based on a CIM class. But which CDXML file contains the definition? … Continue reading

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Manning Deal of the Day–31 August 2015

Deal of the Day August 31: Half off my book Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches. Use code dotd083115au at https://manning.com/books/learn-active-directory-management-in-a-month-of-lunches Learn ConfigMgr 2012 in a Month of Lunches and Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month … 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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Scripting Guy CDXML series finished

My CDXML series on the Scripting Guy blog finished today.  The 4 articles are: http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2015/02/02/registry-cmdlets-manage-the-registry.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2015/02/03/registry-cmdlets-first-steps-with-cdxml.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2015/02/04/registry-cmdlets-advanced-cdxml.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2015/02/05/registry-cmdlets-using-advanced-cdxml.aspx

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Scripting Guy CDXML series

Today starts a four part series I’ve written for the Scripting Guy blog on using CDXML to create a module to work with the registry.  Don’t know what CDXML is – you will when you’ve read the series The first … Continue reading

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CDXML: Cim jobs

One of the freebies you get when using CDXML is that the cmdlets you create automatically get the –AsJob parameter. I was thinking about jobs in general and realised that I didn’t know how CIM jobs were run. To put … Continue reading

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