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Archive for April, 2010

With Event 5 now available http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/04/30/2010-scripting-games-advanced-event-5.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/04/30/2010-scripting-games-beginner-event-5.aspx we have reached half way. This event is concerned with retrieving information about the hardware in a machine.  The retrieval is straight forward so this would a good time to go to town on the other aspects that can earn you style points. To carry on the theme […]

under: PowerShellV2, Scripting Games

I’m going to produce a few general posts with comments about the scripts I’ve seen.  Some specific points I’ll save until after the Games as they may affect the way you write your entries. The Events in this years Games are very admin orientated and could well be representative of the sort of tasks you […]

under: PowerShellV2, Scripting Games

The Games continue at a break neck pace with event 4 available as well   http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/04/29/2010-scripting-games-beginner-event-4.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/04/29/2010-scripting-games-advanced-event-4.aspx   In this one we get to play with environmental variables.    The deadline for Event 1 is looming as that event closes on 3 May.

under: PowerShellV2

I’ve been looking at a lot of scripts over the last few days and a couple of thoughts occurred while judging.  These have nothing to do with the Scripting Games but are more concerned with PowerShell in general. Write-Host is used to output to the screen.  That works fine but its not so easy if […]

under: PowerShellV2

And event 3 is now available http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/04/28/2010-scripting-games-beginner-event-3.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/04/28/2010-scripting-games-advanced-event-3.aspx This is all about creating files and adding content. Think about loops

under: PowerShellV2

Event 2 is now available.  http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/04/27/2010-scripting-games-beginner-event-2.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/04/27/2010-scripting-games-advanced-event-2.aspx This one I’ll be looking at closely as I wrote the guest commentary for it – look for it when the event is closed

under: PowerShellV2

The Scripting Games have started with Event 1 officially open. For the beginners section http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/04/26/2010-scripting-games-beginner-event-1-updating-and-creating-registry-keys.aspx You need to check a registry key exists, create it if not, & update it with the date & time of the check   For the Advanced section http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/04/26/2010-scripting-games-advanced-event-1-updating-and-creating-registry-keys.aspx This is the beginners scenario plus a number of other features […]

under: PowerShellV2

PowerShell Admin Modules

Posted by: | April 25, 2010 | No Comment |

I have created the first download for the PowerShell Admin Modules. This will be a set of of modules including code previously published on my blogs at: http://msmvps.com/blogs/RichardSiddaway/Default.aspx http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/powershell/ http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/   The first release comprises a module for working with shares and can be found at: http://psam.codeplex.com/   It has the following functions: Get-Share Get-ShareAccessMask […]

under: Modules, PowerShellV2, PSAM

Office 2010

Posted by: | April 24, 2010 | 1 Comment |

Office 2010 recently went RTM and is now available fro download from MSDN/TechNet.  Downloaded and installed without a problem.  I removed the beta versions – having remembered to export my auto correct entries.  Install went smooth and import the auto correct entries. Tested each of the applications and everything seems to work. After using the […]

under: Office 2010, PowerShellV2

Binging PowerShell

Posted by: | April 23, 2010 | No Comment |

I posted recently about PowerShell help information being available in the Visual Search galleries on Bing – http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2010/04/19/powershell-on-bing.aspx The URLs are available to find this directly.  For the time being its only available on the US version of Bing but if you are using PowerShell v2 you can do this 001 002 if ($psculture -ne "en-US") {Start-Process http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=190436} else {Start-Process http://www.bing.com/visualsearch?mkt=en-us&g=powershell_cmdlets}   […]

under: PowerShellV2

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