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Monthly Archives: March 2009

UG Meeting on Thursday

This is the final reminder for the UG meeting on Thursday 26th March at Microsoft.

If you haven’t already told me you are coming can you do so immediately please as I have to finalise numbers


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Logon Scripts Live Meeting

The PowerShell User Group invites you to view a Microsoft Office Live Meeting recording of the Logon Scripts webcast.
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    Subject: PowerShell logon scripts
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    Recording ID: 2C4W7Q
    Attendee Key: FbH&3S\&C

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January Meeting

The PowerShell User Group invites you to view a Microsoft Office Live Meeting recording of our January meeting featuring Jeffrey Snover talking about PowerShell v2.
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    Subject: PowerShell User Group
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    Recording ID: BHMJ3Z
    Attendee Key: xr5f$:Z/c

This is the raw recording.


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PowerShell IIS snapin

The PowerShell IIS snapin has been officially released.  Download it from


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Linkedin PowerShell Power Users Group

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PowerShell in Practice reference material

I’m getting towards the end of the book with just a few chapters left to write.  Chapter 11 will be available shortly (back to it after this post).

I’m trying to finalise the reference material I include in the Appendicies.  There are some things I have already decided to add – mainly things I always have to look up & that would be useful to have to hand.  I will not be including anything that is easily available from PowerShell help.

If there is anything along those lines that you think should be included leave a comment & I’ll see what space is available.


AD PowerShell blog

The blog of the AD PowerShell Team can be found here -

If you work with PowerShell & AD will be worth a read


WMI Methods and Properties

Its odd how we discover things.  I need to check the WMI classes for network adapters so used

Get-WmiObject -List -Class *network*

I intended to check out the data returned so used

Get-WmiObject -List -Class win32_networkadapterconfiguration

Notice I’ve left the –List parameter in the command by mistake.  This produces

Name                                Methods              Properties
----                                -------              ----------
Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration   {EnableDHCP, Rene... {ArpAlwaysSourceRoute, ArpUseEtherSNAP,…

Oh.  A quick way to see the methods and properties

(Get-WmiObject -List -Class win32_networkadapterconfiguration).Methods | Format-Table  Name, Qualifiers -AutoSize

(Get-WmiObject -List -Class win32_networkadapterconfiguration).Properties | Format-Table  Name, Type, Qualifiers  -AutoSize


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Cmdlet naming

Please read this -

The suggestions at the end of the article have my agreement and support.  I would add one additional suggestion -

If your vendor doesn’t use the standard verb-noun naming convention then tell them they should & keep telling them until they listen.  One of PowerShell’s great strengths is its standards. If these disappear we will have an incompatible mess that won’t help anyone.


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March Live Meeting

The Live Meeting details for the March UG meeting are as follows

When: Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 6:00 PM (GMT)

Where: TVP Reading


Meeting will start at 6.30pm as normal

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