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AD Livemeeting

Posted by: | October 31, 2008 | No Comment |

In this post – http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!43CFA46A74CF3E96!1823.entry – I said I would be doing a Live Meeting on Tuesday 25 November on AD and PowerShell.  I’m beginning to put together ideas for the session so if there is anything that you want covered in particular please leave a message on the blog or email me powershell-uk[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk   […]

under: PowerShell and Active Directory

PowerShell and WebServices

Posted by: | October 31, 2008 | No Comment |

The slides from Jeffrey Snover’s session at PDC have been posted – http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2008/10/31/es24-using-powershell-to-create-manageable-web-services.aspx#comments As well as the stuff on web services there is a look at new functionality for PowerShell v2   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: PowerShell

under: PowerShell original

Podcast

Posted by: | October 31, 2008 | No Comment |

I recently did an interview with Jonathan for his podcast series.  If you would like to here my views on life, the universe and PowerShell (not necessarily in that order) you can find it at http://get-scripting.blogspot.com/2008/10/get-scripting-podcast-episode-3-richard.html   Don’t forget to stop by the ATE PowerShell booth next week at TechEd.   Share this post : […]

under: PowerShell original

PowerShell future

Posted by: | October 30, 2008 | No Comment |

Have a look at this post – http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2008/10/29/574-reasons-why-we-are-so-proud-and-optimistic-about-w7-and-ws08r2.aspx the amount of PowerShell functionality that is on the way is truly awesome.  If anyone ever doubted Microsoft’s commitment to PowerShell this should change their mind. Couple of real stand outs: active directory group policy clusters webadmin – presumably building on what has been done with IIS […]

under: PowerShell original

Checking the status of a service in PowerShell is very easy. Listing 13.6 in the scripting guide shows how to check the status of the print service using 8 lines of VBScript. It translates to Get-Service -Name "Spooler" It doesn’t get any easier.   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: PowerShell,Services

under: PowerShell original

PowerShell by default

Posted by: | October 29, 2008 | No Comment |

The next versions of Windows will have PowerShell installed by default (except server core where its an option) –  http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2008/10/28/powershell-will-be-installed-by-default-on-windows-server-08-r2-ws08r2-and-windows-7-w7.aspx This is going to make remote admin a dream. When you add the new features in PowerShell v2 and the additional Windows functionality based on PowerShell – http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2008/10/29/ny-times-delcares-powershell-to-be-30-of-the-value-of-windows-7.aspx it really is going to be a […]

under: PowerShell original

ATE schedule

Posted by: | October 29, 2008 | No Comment |

I’ve received my time slots for Ask the Experts at TechEd EMEA.  I’ll be on the booth Tuesday 10.00 – 13.00  with Dmitry Wednesday 15:45 – 19:00 Thursday 13:00 – 18:00 No doubt I’ll be around at other times as well.  See you there.   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: PowerShell,TechEd

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Windows 2008 R2

Posted by: | October 28, 2008 | No Comment |

For a preview of some of the Windows 2008 R2 features check out http://www.markwilson.co.uk/blog/2008/10/just-a-few-of-the-new-features-to-expect-in-windows-server-2008-r2.htm   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: Windows 2008 R2

under: Windows Server 2008

Greener IT?

Posted by: | October 28, 2008 | No Comment |

One thing I noticed with the laptop and other products I bought at the weekend was that the packaging was all cardboard – easy to recycle. Is this a response to the Green push??   Share this post :   Technorati Tags: Green IT

under: General IT Matters

Interesting Error

Posted by: | October 27, 2008 | No Comment |

Just come across an interesting error.  I have been experimenting in my virtual machines with some scripts for building and populating distribution groups.  I have 2 DCs in the domain but only had one up and working (the RID Master) and got this error New-Mailbox : Active Directory operation failed on DC02.Manticore.org. This error is […]

under: Active Directory

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