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Archive for August, 2015

KB3081424 failed to install

Posted by: | August 6, 2015 Comments Off on KB3081424 failed to install |

Microsoft rolled out a Cumulative Update for Windows 10 – KB3081424 today. It downloaded and tried to install – got about 30% of the way through, rebooted and then went through a number of reboot cycles to uninstall the changes.   An article here http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-cumulative-update-kb3081424-fails-to-install-stuck-in-reboot-loop-488638.shtml suggested that deleting keys related to orphaned profiles (users no […]

under: Windows 10

WMF 5.0 COM applications

Posted by: | August 5, 2015 Comments Off on WMF 5.0 COM applications |

One change in WMF 5.0 that I hadn’t got round to testing was the speed up in COM based operations.   COM – Component Object Model – was the Microsoft programming model before .NET.  Its old but still around – the interfaces for Internet Explorer and Office are all COM based for instance.   WMF […]

under: COM, Office 2013, PowerShell v5, WMFv5

Windows 10 licensing

Posted by: | August 3, 2015 Comments Off on Windows 10 licensing |

The way Windows updates are going to be delivered is changing – you should read this – http://blogs.technet.com/b/uktechnet/archive/2015/07/13/windows-10-licensing-logic.aspx – to understand what it means for you and your organization

under: Windows 10

PowerShell Summit NA 2016 – Call for Topics

Posted by: | August 3, 2015 Comments Off on PowerShell Summit NA 2016 – Call for Topics |

The PowerShell Summit is the number one conference where PowerShell enthusiasts gather and learn from each other in fast-paced, knowledge packed presentations. PowerShell experts from all over the world including MVP’s, Guru’s, community leaders and PowerShell team members, will once again join together for a few days in Bellevue, WA. to discuss and learn about […]

under: PowerShell, Summit

Windows 10 upgrade–network instability on Surface Pro 2

Posted by: | August 2, 2015 Comments Off on Windows 10 upgrade–network instability on Surface Pro 2 |

One thing I noticed after performing the recent upgrade to Windows 10 was that my network connection had become unstable. It was losing the DNS server configuration on an irregular and intermittent basis. Renewing the DHCP lease on my wireless connection would correct the issue.   My Windows 8.1 install had Hyper-V enabled which modifies […]

under: Windows 10

Scripting Games July 12015 thoughts on the solution

Posted by: | August 1, 2015 Comments Off on Scripting Games July 12015 thoughts on the solution |

The July 2015 puzzle can be found here: http://powershell.org/wp/2015/07/04/2015-july-scripting-games-puzzle/   Write a one-liner that produces the following output (note that property values will be different from computer to computer; that’s fine). PSComputerName ServicePackMajorVersion Version  BIOSSerial                                ————–         ———————– ——-  ———- win81             0                       6.3.9600 VMware-56 4d 09 1 71 dd a9 d0 e6 46 9f   By […]

under: PowerShell Basics, Scripting Games

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