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Grains of rice on a chess board

Posted by: | August 29, 2014 Comments Off on Grains of rice on a chess board |

There is a story about the inventor of chess being rewarded by putting 1 grain of rice on the first square of the board; 2 on the second and so on.  How much rice does that come to?   The total number of grains is 1.84467440737096E+19   At 25mg per grain thats 461168601842739 kilogrammes of […]

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There is a story about the inventor of chess being rewarded by putting 1 grain of rice on the first square of the board; 2 on the second and so on.  How much rice does that come to?   The total number of grains is 1.84467440737096E+19   At 25mg per grain thats 461168601842739 kilogrammes of […]

under: PowerShell Basics

Event Log Providers

Posted by: | August 29, 2014 | No Comment |

An event log provider is writes to an event log.  I’ve used WMI in the past to get these but while looking for somethign else discovered that Get-WinEvent can also find this information   Get-WinEvent -ListProvider * | ft Name, LogLinks -AutoSize –Wrap   Provides a nice long list of all of the providers and […]

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Event Log Providers

Posted by: | August 29, 2014 Comments Off on Event Log Providers |

An event log provider is writes to an event log.  I’ve used WMI in the past to get these but while looking for somethign else discovered that Get-WinEvent can also find this information   Get-WinEvent -ListProvider * | ft Name, LogLinks -AutoSize –Wrap   Provides a nice long list of all of the providers and […]

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Patching Server Core

Posted by: | August 28, 2014 | No Comment |

I’ve been rebuilding my test lab after installing a SSD into the machine running it in place of the SATA drive.  Huge improvement in load speed of virtual machines – well worth the cost. I usually have a number of server core machines in the lab and use WSUS for patching.  One issue I’d never […]

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Patching Server Core

Posted by: | August 28, 2014 Comments Off on Patching Server Core |

I’ve been rebuilding my test lab after installing a SSD into the machine running it in place of the SATA drive.  Huge improvement in load speed of virtual machines – well worth the cost. I usually have a number of server core machines in the lab and use WSUS for patching.  One issue I’d never […]

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European Summit deadline approaching

Posted by: | August 28, 2014 Comments Off on European Summit deadline approaching |

There are just over two weeks left for you to register for the European PowerShell Summit. At the moment we are still short of the number that would enable us to repeat a European Summit in 2015.  We had a lot of comments from people stating they wanted a Summit in Europe.  Now is the […]

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There are just over two weeks left for you to register for the European PowerShell Summit. At the moment we are still short of the number that would enable us to repeat a European Summit in 2015.  We had a lot of comments from people stating they wanted a Summit in Europe.  Now is the […]

under: PowerShell, Summit

DSC Resource Kit–wave 6

Posted by: | August 28, 2014 | No Comment |

The next wave of the DSC resource kit is available with some new resources and updates to old favourites. Details from: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/08/20/dsc-resource-kit-wave-6-is-here.aspx

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DSC Resource Kit–wave 6

Posted by: | August 28, 2014 Comments Off on DSC Resource Kit–wave 6 |

The next wave of the DSC resource kit is available with some new resources and updates to old favourites. Details from: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/08/20/dsc-resource-kit-wave-6-is-here.aspx Source: Richard Siddaway

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