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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Live Spaces

My original blog was on Microsoft’s Live Spaces. I mirrored here and ran the two in tandem for a while.  Live Spaces had an upgrade in the summer that caused all sorts of grief so I stopped using it. 

Now it seems Live Spaces is pulling out of the blogging arena.  All of the bloggers have the choice of migrating to Word Press or have their blog taken down in March 2011.

I’ve got too much back history in that blog so its moving to Word Press. It should keep the original URL so you can keep accessing it in the same old way.

Find you MAC address

One task I find myself doing on a regular basis is checking the physical address of a NIC. Ipconfig is OK but we have to wade through a lot of stuff.  Much simpler to do this

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapter -ComputerName "." |
select Name, MACAddress

Produces a nicely formatted output and its quick to type

One cmdlet at a time

PowerShell MVP Jonathan Medd has compiled all of his blog posts on the new cmdlets in PowerShell 2.0 into a downloadable pdf file.

Hugely recommended as a reference to keep on your computer desk top.

get it now from

September UG meeting

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the Live Meeting last night. Especial thanks to Jonathan for an excellent presentation.  As promised Jonathan has posted the slide deck


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Scripting Guy Blog


The Scripting Guys are having a guest blogger week and first up is me blogging about managing DNS with PowerShell and WMI


September PowerShell User Group

When: Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 8:30 PM (BST)
Where: Virtual

Jonathan Medd - PowerShell MVP - explains the new remoting features in PowerShell 2.0

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