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Archive for April, 2013

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended the PowerShell Summit this last week.  The Summit was a success – in no small part due to you. Your questions, and discussions, are what this is all about. It was a pleasure meeting you all and I hope to return next year […]

under: PowerShell original, PowerShell Summit

  Manning have released another set of chapters in their early access program for PowerShell Deep Dives. If you have an interest in PowerShell I would strongly urge you to buy a copy. It has chapters from a number of well known PowerShell authors together with some very good material from new authors.  Best of […]

under: Books, PowerShell original

Busy, busy, busy

Posted by: | April 13, 2013 | No Comment |

A very busy time coming up in PowerShell land with the first PowerShell Summit kicking off in just over a week’s time.  The 2013 Scripting Games will also be starting very soon. I’ll try and post about both of them as time allows

under: PowerShell original, PowerShell Summit, Scripting Games

Creating a new disk

Posted by: | April 12, 2013 | No Comment |

I really like Windows Server Core. The concept has come of age in Windows 2012. I needed to add a new disk to a virtual machine  – that’s easy using the Hyper-V cmdlets. But what about formating the disk. A module new to Windows 2012 & Windows can be used.  Its the Storage module.  I’ve […]

under: PowerShell V3, Windows Server 2012

Windows Server Backup

Posted by: | April 11, 2013 | No Comment |

Windows Server 2012 has a PowerShell enabled backup utility. When you enable the feature you get a module called WindowsServerBackup.  It has the cmldets you would expect for creating and managing backups. No surprise you may say as this was avialable in Windows 2008 R2. The difference with Windows Server 2012 is that you can […]

under: PowerShell V3, Windows Server 2012

Running workflows

Posted by: | April 8, 2013 | No Comment |

I tripped over an interesting issue recently regarding the running of PowerShell workflows. Consider the world’s simplest workflow workflow test-w1 {"hello world"} If I run this on a 32bit Windows 8  PowerShell machine – it works If I run this on Windows 2012 (64bit) on PowerShell it works if I run this on Windows 2012 […]

under: PowerShell V3

The MEAP marches on with chapter 8 now released: Chapter 8 – creating Group Policies details from http://www.manning.com/siddaway3/

under: Active Directory, Books, PowerShell V3, Windows Server 2012

My PowerShell and WMI book will be Manning’s deal of the day for 6 April 2013.  The deal will go live at Midnight US ET and will stay active for about 48 hours. This is your chance to get the book with a 50% discount. Use code dotd0406au at manning.com/siddaway2/ The Deal of the Day […]

under: Books, PowerShell and WMI

I often need to create file names that include the date & time the file was created in the name. I’ve come up with all sorts of ways to do but this I think is the simplest. I want the date in this format:  year-month-day-hour-minute-second.  In other words a format that is easily sortable. I […]

under: PowerShell V3

The Scripting Guy is running a series of excerpts from the PowerShell books published by Manning.  Today is PowerShell in Practice http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/04/03/excel-spreadsheets.aspx Check out the deals all this week on Manning PowerShell books

under: Books, PowerShell original

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