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Archive for November, 2013

The detailed agenda for the PowerShell Summit can be linked from here. http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2013/11/11/powershell-summit-2014-agenda.aspx   Members of the PowerShell team will be speaking at the Summit.  They are looking for input on the topics you want them to cover.  Please view the list of possible topics and leave your comments at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2013/11/05/seeking-input-on-powershell-summit-sessions.aspx

under: PowerShell original, PowerShell Summit

Capacity Planning part 2

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

My capacity planning mini series on the Scripting Guy blog continues with the second part – dealing with storing data in SQL Server -  available today http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/11/11/the-admin-s-first-steps-capacity-planning-part-2.aspx I’ll repeat the URL for the first part for reference http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/11/04/the-admin-s-first-steps-capacity-planning.aspx

under: PowerShell and SQL Server, PowerShell original

The final agenda for the 2014 PowerShell summit has been released. http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/powershell-summit-north-america/summit-agenda/ I’ve got three sessions: WSMAN cmdlets Networking cmdlets Cmdletize the registry There are some interesting sessions on that list. Nows the time to get those tickets booked.

under: PowerShell original, PowerShell Summit

Having seen the comments regarding the removal of the RT upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows app store I was surprised to see it had re-appeared last night.  Late this morning I started the upgrade. Its a 2GB+ download so make sure your Surface is plugged into the mains! The download wasn’t a speedy […]

under: Windows 8.1

Get-ADUser issue fixed

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

I reported in this post http://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/get-aduser-issue/ an issue with Get-ADUser under PowerShell 4.0 on Windows 8.1/2012 R2 where using –Properties * caused a failure. I had a comment that this is schema related and a schema upgrade fixes the problem. My starting point is a Windows 20012 domain £> Get-ADDomain | ft DomainMode -a        […]

under: PowerShell and Active Directory, PowerShell v4, Windows 2012 R2, Windows 8.1

One of the useful things about Amazon’s Kindle ecosystem is that you can buy ebooks formatted for Kindle from other vendors and email them into your personal documents library. They can then be sent to your Kindle device or app. Well they can be sent to a Kindle device or they can be sent to […]

under: Rant

Get-ADUser issue

Posted by: | November 6, 2013 | 2 Comments |

By default Get-ADUser returns a limited number of properties.  If you wanted to see all properties on a user account you would do this Get-Aduser –Identity richard –Properties * This option appears to be broken in Windows 2012 R2 / PowerShell 4 PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-ADUser -Identity richard -Properties * Get-ADUser : One or more properties […]

under: PowerShell and Active Directory, PowerShell v4, Windows 2012 R2

Manning have released an update MEAP for Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches. This one adds chapter 21 and appendix B.  Almost done now.  Enjoy

under: Books, PowerShell and Active Directory

Managed by for groups

Posted by: | November 4, 2013 | No Comment |

Many Active Directory objects have a ManagedBy attribute that shows the business owner of the group. Setting this doesn’t confer rights to manage the object. However in AD users and computers if you look at the Managed by tab for a group you will see a check box with the label “Manager can update membership […]

under: PowerShell and Active Directory

First post in a short series on capacity planning now available on the Scripting Guy blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/11/04/the-admin-s-first-steps-capacity-planning.aspx

under: PowerShell original

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