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A thought for Halloween

Posted by: | October 31, 2013 | No Comment |

Just a quick thought 31 OCT = 25 DEC Enjoy

under: Philosophy

Book offers from Manning

Posted by: | October 31, 2013 | No Comment |

those really nice people at www.manning.com have some real bargains this weekend: Thursday October 31–Half off all MEAPs    Friday November 1–Half off all pBooks    Saturday November 2–Half off all eBooks    Sunday November 3–Half off any purchase   enjoy

under: Books

Using WQL in PowerShell

Posted by: | October 30, 2013 | 1 Comment |

WMI Query Language – WQL – is used to either form a query directly or indirectly in the –Filter parameter of Get-WmiObject and Get-CimInstance. $query = "SELECT * FROM Win32_LogicalDisk WHERE DriveType = 3" Get-CimInstance -Query $query OR using the –Filter parameter Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_LogicalDisk -Filter "DriveType = 3" WQL is a limited subset of […]

under: PowerShell and WMI, PowerShell V3, PowerShell v4

Using WQL

Posted by: | October 30, 2013 | No Comment |

WMI Query Language – WQL – is used to either form a query directly or indirectly in the –Filter parameter of Get-WmiObject and Get-CimInstance. $query = “SELECT * FROM Win32_LogicalDisk WHERE DriveType = 3″Get-CimInstance -Query $query OR using the –Filter … Continue reading →

under: PowerShell and WMI, PowerShell V3, PowerShell v4

Manning’s deal of the day is Learn SCCM 2012 in a Month of Lunches – get 50% off – today only at www.manning.com

under: Books

where syntax

Posted by: | October 29, 2013 | No Comment |

This type of construction has been part of PowerShell since the very beginning: Get-Process | where {$_.Handles -gt 500}   Get some data and use where-object to filter the data based on the value of some property. $_ represents the object on the pipeline. PowerShell 3.0 introduced a simpler syntax Get-Process | where Handles -gt […]

under: PowerShell Basics, PowerShell V3, PowerShell v4

A new lunches book

Posted by: | October 29, 2013 | No Comment |

Manning have started the early access program (MEAP) for Learn SCCM 2012 in a Month of Lunches – http://www.manning.com/bannan SCCM is a major component for managing your environment. Looking forward to reading it – especially as it has a chapter devoted to PowerShell

under: Books

The updated PowerShell help files are available for all but a handful of modules – the outstanding ones should be available this week.   Time to run update-help

under: PowerShell V3, PowerShell v4

Have you ever tried anything like this:   Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties * | Select Name, LastLogondate, PasswordNeverExpires, Enabled, @{N=’OU’; E={($($_.distinguishedName) -split ",",2)[1] }}, Memberof | Export-csv -Path users.csv -NoTypeInformation   You want some basic information about the users plus their group membership What you get is this Name                 : Fred Friday LastLogondate        : PasswordNeverExpires […]

under: PowerShell and Active Directory

Back in this post http://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/setting-a-users-home-directory/ I looked at setting the users home directory. I recently got a question about using a CSV file for input. CSV files have been around for years and are likely to be with us for a long time to come – its a very useful and compact format.  using a […]

under: PowerShell and Active Directory

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