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Archive for March, 2016

IIS information

Posted by: | March 31, 2016 Comments Off on IIS information |

In my recent post about getting server information from a IIS web server I said I post about getting similar information from later machines.   You still have the root\MirosoftIISv2 namespace available if you install the IIS 6.0 tools but one question to keep in mind – how long will they continue to be available? […]

under: CIM, IIS, PowerShell and CIM, PowerShell and IIS, PowerShell and WMI

European PowerShell Conference 2016–few places left

Posted by: | March 31, 2016 Comments Off on European PowerShell Conference 2016–few places left |

There are still a few places left at the European PowerShell conference next month – http://www.psconf.eu/   There’s a terrific line up of speakers and I really recommend you get there if you can

under: PowerShell

IIS 6.0 server information

Posted by: | March 30, 2016 Comments Off on IIS 6.0 server information |

A question of the forum asked about getting data from IIS 6.0 servers   One of the ways to access this data is to use CIM (WMI). IIS 6.0 has the root\MicrosoftIIsV2  namespace. Later versions of Windows server also have a root\webadministration namespace which is preferred.   The original question asked about IIS 6.0 – […]

under: IIS, PowerShell and CIM, PowerShell and IIS, PowerShell and WMI

Breaking CIM sessions

Posted by: | March 22, 2016 Comments Off on Breaking CIM sessions |

A CIM session is analogous to a PowerShell remoting session but for CIM based cmdlets – the CIM cmdlets themselves and any CDXML based cmdlets e.g. the networking cmdlets By default a CIM session uses WSMAN as its transport protocol – the same as remoting. You do have the choice to create a CIM session […]

under: PowerShell and CIM

LocalAccounts module

Posted by: | March 21, 2016 Comments Off on LocalAccounts module |

I’m running Windows 10 and I’m on the fast ring for new Windows 10 builds. Sometimes that’s a good thing and other times its not.   I decided to update help and after the update got a message: Failed to update Help for the module(s) ‘Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts’ That was a new one to me   I […]

under: PowerShell v5, Windows 10

Module Name change NetworkSwitch to NetworkSwitchManager

Posted by: | March 20, 2016 Comments Off on Module Name change NetworkSwitch to NetworkSwitchManager |

Just been caught out by a module name change in WMF 5.0 The NetworkSwitch module has been renamed to NetworkSwitchManager.  Still has the same functionality Disable-NetworkSwitchEthernetPort        Disable-NetworkSwitchFeature             Disable-NetworkSwitchVlan                Enable-NetworkSwitchEthernetPort         Enable-NetworkSwitchFeature              Enable-NetworkSwitchVlan                 Get-NetworkSwitchEthernetPort            Get-NetworkSwitchFeature                 Get-NetworkSwitchGlobalData              Get-NetworkSwitchVlan                    New-NetworkSwitchVlan                    Remove-NetworkSwitchEthernetPortIPAddress Remove-NetworkSwitchVlan                 Restore-NetworkSwitchConfiguration       Save-NetworkSwitchConfiguration          Set-NetworkSwitchEthernetPortIPAddress   Set-NetworkSwitchPortMode                Set-NetworkSwitchPortProperty            Set-NetworkSwitchVlanProperty One of these days I should read the realease notes

under: WMFv5

PowerShell Community in action

Posted by: | March 19, 2016 Comments Off on PowerShell Community in action |

In response to this post – ttps://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/csv-file-with-in-headers/   Japp Brasser wrote a function to automate header name replacements. You can find the function at https://github.com/jaapbrasser/UtilityScripts/blob/master/Import-CsvFixHeader.ps1   Enjoy

under: PowerShell

Network adapter Index

Posted by: | March 18, 2016 Comments Off on Network adapter Index |

A few years ago I wrote a post about setting the IP metric on a connection – https://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/changing-ip-connection-metric/   I was recently asked if the Index’s associated with network adapters were consistent acros machines. The answer – unfortunately- is no they’re not as a rule.   I used the function from the original post function […]

under: Networking, PowerShell and WMI


Posted by: | March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Really? |

Been testing things for my container talk at the Summit and opened Internet Explorer on my Server 2012 R2 machine to be greeted by   “Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10”   Forget Server 2016 guys all you need is Windows 10 

under: General

PowerShell package management on PowerShell 3 and 4

Posted by: | March 9, 2016 Comments Off on PowerShell package management on PowerShell 3 and 4 |

PowerShell 5.0 introduced PackageManagement (Oneget) – for managing software installation packages and PowerShellGet for managing PowerShell modules.   Those features are now available on PowerShell 3 and 4 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2016/03/08/package-management-preview-march-2016-for-powershell-4-3-is-now-available/

under: PowerShell V3, PowerShell v4, PowerShell v5

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