The agenda for the PowerShell Deep Dive is available here http://www.theexpertsconference.com/us/2011/powershell-deep-dive/agenda/
There are still a few seats left at the discount price – but you need to hurry. See
The Scripting Games will start in 1 weeks time on 4 April
The judges have been announced -
Now that is a scary looking crew
The judging criteria have been announced
There’s also a post on getting the most from the Games
Good luck to all participants.
The slides, scripts and cheat sheet from Tome’s regular expression presentation are now available
The recording of the PowerShell UG meeting last night is available
Richard Siddaway has invited you to view a Microsoft Office Live Meeting recording.
Subject: Regular Expressions in PowerShell
Recording URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/view
Recording ID: TRG55D
Attendee Key: Bd+;%:H8Z
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Dmitry has collected all of the currently available information on the upcoming PowerShell Deep Dive
Don’t forget the UK PowerShell UG meeting tomorrow – 22 March. Details from
Chapters 6 and 7 have been released for PowerShell and WMI. It is available through the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) at http://www.manning.com/siddaway2/
The available chapters cover:
- Solving Administrative Challenges
- Using PowerShell
- WMI in Depth
- Best Practices
- System Documentation
- Disk System
Chapters 8 to 10 covering the File system; Services and Processes; and Printers respectively are in the pipeline. I’m currently working on chapter 11 on Networking. The code to accompany the MEAP chapters is also available for download from the URL above.
PowerShell MVP Vadims Podans has released a PowerShell module for working with PKI. It works against Windows 2003 /2003 R2/ 2008 and 2008 R2 Certificate Authorities.
If you are using Certificate Services in your environment you need this. Download from http://pspki.codeplex.com/
I’m currently writing Chapter 11 of PowerShell and WMI and its about using the WMI classes related to networking. I tried the Win32_NetworkAdapter on the HP laptop I use for writing and everything worked fine. Tried it on my Lenovo that I use as a Hyper-V server and got a Provider Load failure error.
PS> Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapter
Get-WmiObject : Provider load failure
At line:1 char:14
+ Get-WmiObject <<<< -Class Win32_NetworkAdapter
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-WmiObject], ManagementException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetWMIManagementException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWmiObjectCommand
This is definitely in the realms of not good. At this point I was imagining WMI rebuild or even a complete server rebuild.
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration
and it worked. Now that’s confusing.
Did a Bing search and found this post
which walks through how to use wbemtest to see what is happening.
Turns out like the author of the post I had the Intel WiFi tools installed but didn’t have an Intel wireless card. The LAN card is Intel so I guess that’s where the tools came from. The wifiwmip.dll seems to be to blame for the problem.
Removed the intel WiFi tools and everything now works.
The agenda for the first PowerShell deep dive is filling up
The speaker list includes:
oh yeah - and me
This is going to be an awesome two days – if you are interested in PowerShell you need to be there