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Archive for January, 2009

CTP3 – Advanced Functions

Posted by: | January 25, 2009 | No Comment |

If you have been following the information released about CTP3 one of the things that will quickly become obvious is that something called Advanced Functions has been introduced. We now have functions and advanced functions in PowerShell. For those of you who tried out CTP 2 you would have been aware of script cmdlets. Script […]

under: PowerShellV2

PowerShell in Practice Ch8

Posted by: | January 23, 2009 | No Comment |

Powershell in Practice Chapters 1-8 are now available for download under the Manning Early Access Program at  http://www.manning.com/siddaway/ Chapter 9 on DNS is nearly finished and will becoming to a download site near you shortly.   Technorati Tags: PowerShell,Book,MEAP,Siddaway

under: PowerShell original

Password Policy

Posted by: | January 22, 2009 | No Comment |

As I mentioned in an earlier post I am reading the Study Guide for the Exchange 2007 Design Exam (70-237).  There is quite a good section on security that goes beyond the normal Exchange stuff. In fact the book overall is good in that the topic coverage goes beyond the bare exam requirements. One bit […]

under: Windows Server 2008

Jeremy has made available the information from his talk yesterday at http://cid-39d7e872cb035259.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!39D7E872CB035259!123.entry Enjoy   Technorati Tags: PowerShell,User Group,Error Handling

under: PowerShell User Group

Very odd evening for me.  There was a meeting of the UG that I’d organised but I couldn’t be there. I managed to connect via the Live Meeting but it felt really odd not being there. Really big thank you to the speakers.  Jeffrey Snover gave an excellent overview of PowerShell v2 and some hints […]

under: PowerShell User Group

There is a PowerShell event being run by Microsoft in London on February 10th   http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!43CFA46A74CF3E96!1936.entry.  We will be holding a PowerShell User Group meeting afterwards. Main speaker is Jonathan Noble from Newcastle University – – http://jonoble.spaces.live.com/default.aspx His talk is entitled – Hitting moving targets with PowerShell  – and describes how he uses PowerShell to manage […]

under: PowerShell User Group

We use start-job to create a new job.  I have found it best to supply a name so that the jobs can be tracked.  The other parameter is the PowerShell commands that will be run in the job.  If you want to run a script  use the –FilePath parameter to define its location PS> Start-Job […]

under: PowerShellV2

CTP 3 – PowerShell Jobs

Posted by: | January 17, 2009 | No Comment |

While a lot of the attention around CTP3 has been concentrated on remoting and some of the brand new functionality. One thing that seems to have been overlooked is the asynchronous jobs facility.  If you set a PowerShell task, be it script or from the prompt, you cannot do anything else in that session until […]

under: PowerShellV2

Net start – -why?

Posted by: | January 16, 2009 | No Comment |

I am reading the Exchange 2007 Design exam study guide at the moment.  The characters are a bit wooden and the plot is obvious but apart from that its not bad. One bit made me think that the dots weren’t joined up though.  In a troubleshooting section the authors talk about stopping and starting a […]

under: PowerShell and Exchange 2007

SQL Server scripts

Posted by: | January 15, 2009 | No Comment |

Idera have published a set of PowerShell example scripts for working with SQL Server.  They can be downloaded (free) from www.idera.com   Check the bottom of the products menu for PowerShell scripts. They give a good introduction to working with Powershell and SQL Server – recommended.   Technorati Tags: PowerShell,SQL Server

under: PowerShell and SQL Server

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