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In Windows 8/2012 you can mount a VHD into the file system. Is there a way to discover the drive letter of the mounted VHD function get-mountedvhdDrive { $disks = Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_DiskDrive | where Caption -eq "Microsoft Virtual Disk" foreach ($disk in $disks){ $vols = Get-CimAssociatedInstance -CimInstance $disk -ResultClassName Win32_DiskPartition foreach ($vol in $vols){ […]

under: Hyper-V, PowerShell and WMI, PowerShell V3, Windows Server 2012

The PowerShell summit to be held April 2013 at Microsoft’s Redmond campus is now open for early registration.  There are very good deals available for early registration. Details and registration link here – http://powershell.org/summit/registration.php

under: PowerShell original, PowerShell Summit

This is not a combination I would recommend based on the current preview.  If the experience doesn’t get better before Office 2013 RTMs I won’t be upgrading.  Every time I open a document I get a message that there is a problem with the document. Is there a problem? In reality no. Trying to open […]

under: Office 2013

PowerShell Summit April 2013

Posted by: | September 5, 2012 | No Comment |

A PowerShell summit is being proposed for April 2013.  It will be held on the Microsoft campus in Redmond. Preliminary information can be found here http://powershell.org/summit/ We’d like your help with this   by answering a s very short survey http://674004.polldaddy.com/s/powershell-summit-na-2013 Your feed back will help us get it right Thanks

under: PowerShell original, PowerShell Summit

PowerShell v3 download

Posted by: | September 4, 2012 | No Comment |

The download for PowerShell v3 – now know as Windows Management Framework as you get PowerShell, WinRM and new WMI API is now available from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595 Versions are available for: Windows 7 SP1 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Windows 2008 SP2 No support for Windows 2003, Vista or XP

under: PowerShell V3

A forum question asked how to find if the user to whom a profile belonged was logged on. There isn’t an easy way as there isn’t an association between the profile and the log on session. There is a quick and dirty way  though Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_UserProfile | foreach { $filt = Split-Path -Path $($_.LocalPath) […]

under: PowerShell and WMI

New PowerShell site

Posted by: | September 3, 2012 | No Comment |

If you haven’t found it already I would recommend you visit powershell.org at http://powershell.org/wp/home/. Its a new location for getting answers to your PowerShell questions. You will probably recognise some of the people moderating the forums there – Don Jones, Jeff Hicks, Kirk Munro & me among others. Highly recommended as a PowerShell forum

under: PowerShell original

Windows 8 RTM startup

Posted by: | September 2, 2012 | No Comment |

I was looking at Win32_OperatingSystem today and noticed that the last boot up time wasn’t right PS> Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem | select LastBootUpTime LastBootUpTime ————– 17/08/2012 10:02:11 17 August isn’t right as I know I did a cold start this morning – or at least I think I did! Windows 8 starts up much faster […]

under: Windows 8

Office 2013 and SkyDrive

Posted by: | September 2, 2012 | No Comment |

Office 2013 has the assumption that your SkyDrive is your primary storage area. Live Essentials supplies an app that allows you to synchronise your PCs with your SkyDrive – it replaces Live Mesh.  I liked Live Mesh as I could perform peer to peer synchronisation at the folder level. The new SkyDrive synchronisation only allows […]

under: Office 2013

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