Category Archives: PowerShell V2

PowerShell 2.0 Engine removed from Server 2016

I hadn’t realised that the PowerShell 2.0 engine had been removed from Windows Server 2016 TP5 PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-WindowsFeature  PowerShell-V2 | ft -a Display Name                          Name          Install State ————                          —-          ————- [ ] Windows PowerShell 2.0 Engine PowerShell-V2       Removed Probably … Continue reading

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Getting mailbox data and stats per database

Way back in the day – https://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2007/12/20/list-mailboxes-by-mailbox-database/ – I showed how to list mailboxes by the database in which they were stored.  I had a comment left asking if its possible to list only a specific mailbox and to give … Continue reading

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End of PowerShell Jobs week

My series on PowerShell Jobs for the Scripting Guy blog has finished.  The set of articles is: Jobs week 1 : Introduction to PowerShell jobshttp://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/03/02/powershell-jobs-week-introduction-to-powershell-jobs.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/03/02/powertip-control-job-starts-with-powershell.aspx Jobs week 2 : WMi and CIM jobshttp://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/03/03/powershell-jobs-week-wmi-and-cim-jobs.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/03/03/powertip-use-powershell-to-keep-job-data.aspx  Jobs week 3 : Remote Jobshttp://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/03/04/powershell-jobs-week-remote-jobs.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/03/04/powertip-use-powershell-to-find-job-help.aspx  Jobs … Continue reading

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It’s the little things

I’ve been spending some quality time with PowerShell 2.0 recently. When it was all we had it was great but there’s a bunch of things I miss from PowerShell 3.0 including: CIM cmdlets CIM sessions Workflows Module auto loading Improved … Continue reading

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Creating DNS PTR records

When I was writing the DNS chapter of PowerShell in Practice I couldn’t get the CreateInstanceFromPropertyData  method on the MicrosoftDNS_PTRType  class to work. Revisiting DNS for AD management in a Month of lunches this time round I have access to … Continue reading

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Displaying data from multiple servers as HTML

A forum question regarding retrieving WMI based data from multiple servers and displaying it as HTML was interesting.  I would approach it like this $servers = Get-Content -Path C:\scripts\servers.txt $data = @() foreach ($server in $servers){ $compdata = New-Object -TypeName … Continue reading

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Ensuring that parameter values are passed to your function

A question on the forum about a function had me thinking. The user had defined two parameters for the function and then used Read-Host to get the values. NO Much better way is to use an advanced function and make … Continue reading

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