Category Archives: Windows 10

You have to laugh

Sometimes things just happen and you have to laugh. So I decided I wanted to get back to working with the Windows 10 Insider previews (and Windows Server previews). This time I decided to use VMs rather than my working … Continue reading

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PowerShell Direct failure

PowerShell Direct is introduced with Server 2016/Windows 10. it enables you to create a remoting session from the Hyper-V host to a VM using the VM name or ID. I recent discovered a PowerShell Direct failure that I couldn’t explain … Continue reading

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Updating built in modules

Windows 10 and Server 2016 automatically install a module called Pester which is used for testing code. Its the foundation of Test Driven Development or Behaviour Driven Development using PowerShell. The version  installed by default is 3.4.0. Pester is originally … Continue reading

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Windows 10 uptime

One of the things that managers seem to be fascinated with is up time. For Windows server operating systems its a fairly simple calculation PS>  (Get-Date) – (Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem | select -ExpandProperty LastBootUpTime) Days              : 0 Hours             : 3 … Continue reading

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Linux on the desktop

My sense of humour has some quirky moments – as my friends will tell you. Last night I had a lot of time to sit and think (why is a story for another time and place) and it one point … Continue reading

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PowerShell finally the de facto shell

After 10 years PowerShell has become the de facto shell for Windows! Windows Insider Preview build 14971 released yesterday uses PowerShell instead of cmd.exe as the default shell in Start Menu or File Explorer. See https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/11/17/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-14971-for-pc/#66Smq5KicvsTBzld.97 for this and other … Continue reading

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New Hyper-V switch on Windows 10

My test/lab machine had been running Windows Server 2016 TP 5. With Server 2016 now RTM it was time for a rebuild.  Unfortunately, 2016 RTM carried on from TP5 and decided not to work with my wireless card. Decided to … Continue reading

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