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Archive for September, 2013

Just upgraded my ipad to iOS7 overnight.  It looks awful.  Like a child’s toy.  Apple may have been a triumph of style over substance in the past but they’ve lost any claim to style with this one.

under: Opinion

Comparing a Windows 8.1 build with a Windows 8 machine I think these modules remain the same between Windows 8/PowerShell 3 and Windows 8.1/PowerShell 4 BitLocker BitsTransfer BranchCache CimCmdlets DirectAccessClientComponents DnsClient iSCSI ISE Kds Microsoft.PowerShell.Diagnostics Microsoft.PowerShell.Host Microsoft.PowerShell.Security Microsoft.WSMan.Management MMAgent MsDtc NetConnection NetSwitchTeam NetTCPIP NetworkConnectivityStatus NetworkTransition PKI PSDiagnostics PSWorkflowUtility ScheduledTasks TroubleshootingPack Wdac WindowsDeveloperLicense WindowsErrorReporting While these […]

under: PowerShell v4, Windows 8.1

Death of the command line?

Posted by: | September 17, 2013 | No Comment |

I saw this today “the desktop is going to disappear, just like the command line before it” in http://windowsitpro.com/windows-8/windows-desktop-death   Has the guy never heard of PowerShell?

under: PowerShell original

PowerShell Summit NA 2014

Posted by: | September 16, 2013 | No Comment |

Public registration for next years PowerShell Summit is now open. http://powershell.org/wp/2013/09/15/powershell-summit-n-a-2014-public-registration-now-open-with-discounts/ The 2013 summit was the PowerShell event of the year. Next years promises to be at east that good.

under: PowerShell original, PowerShell Summit

PowerShell help

Posted by: | September 15, 2013 | No Comment |

There’s an announcement from the team producing PowerShell help that most of the help for PowerShell 4.0/Windows 8.1/Windows 2012 R2 is complete. You can see the latest versions of the help files at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn249523.aspx   The version numbers may not be fully up to date but they will be corrected The link is worth bookmarking […]

under: PowerShell v4

PowerShell whimsy with arrays

Posted by: | September 15, 2013 | No Comment |

I was thinking about the Christmas song – 12 days of Christmas and wondering just how many presents were delivered. Don’t ask why! So I decided to work it out. $days = 12 $presents = 1..$days $total = 0 0..($days-1) | foreach {   $total += $presents[$_] * $presents[(-1 * $presents[$_] )] } $total You […]

under: PowerShell Basics

Windows 2012 activation

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

Following the nightmare of my last post – don’t what I was doing last night – it seems that Windows 2012 R2 will activate as soon as an internet connection is established. If you attempt to manually activate (not noticing that its happened already) it will ask for a product. Still doesn’t appear to accept […]

under: Windows 2012 R2

Windows 2012 R2–ouch

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

The other day I downloaded Windows Server 2012 R2. Goodie I thought I’ll download that.  Download worked. Installed 2012 R2 in to a VM and started to configure it tonight.  Went to activate Windows and it asked for a product key.  No biggie as I grabbed that during the download. Entered the key and it […]

under: Windows 2012 R2

In Windows 2012 R2 RTM – just installed first VM this evening – the PowerShell execution policy is set to RemoteSigned. One less thing to change when I create new VMs.

under: PowerShell v4, Windows 2012 R2

Loading the SQLPS module

Posted by: | September 10, 2013 | No Comment |

Loading the SQLPS module gives you quick access to the sql cmdlets, sql provider and the SMO assemblies. It also, infuriatingly, moves your location into the sql provider. I (really) *  (lots ) hate things that assume what I want to do. You can use PowerShell to reverse this annoying, and arrogant action: Push-Location Import-Module […]

under: PowerShell and SQL Server

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