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Archive for September, 2016

PowerShell classes

Posted by: | September 29, 2016 Comments Off on PowerShell classes |

I’ve just had an article on PowerShell classes published on the UK TechNet bog – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uktechnet/2016/09/29/powershell-classes/

under: PowerShell v5

Few days left

Posted by: | September 27, 2016 Comments Off on Few days left |

You have a few days left to get your sessions proposals submitted for PowerShell & DevOps Global Summit 2017 -  details from https://powershell.org/2016/08/01/powershell-and-devops-global-summit-2017-call-for-topics/ For more topic ideas see https://powershell.org/2016/09/06/nearing-last-call-for-powershell-summit-topic-proposals-topic-ideas/ We are treating end of September as a hard deadline so don’t delay

under: PowerShell, Summit

Windows Server 2016 launches

Posted by: | September 27, 2016 Comments Off on Windows Server 2016 launches |

The launch of Windows Server 2016 has been announced at Ignite – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hybridcloud/2016/09/26/announcing-the-launch-of-windows-server-2016/   Evaluations can be downloaded from the link in the above post.   Soon be time to re-build the test lab

under: Windows Server 2016

September 2016–DSC Resource updates

Posted by: | September 23, 2016 Comments Off on September 2016–DSC Resource updates |

Two new modules of DSC resources are available: OfficeOnlineServerDsc SystemLocaleDsc   A number of updates to existing resources have been made available.   Details from https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2016/09/21/dsc-resource-kit-september-release/

under: DSC, PowerShell

Update-Help errors

Posted by: | September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Update-Help errors |

One the latest build of Windows 10 – 14296 I’m getting errors when updating help. Three modules don’t seem to have help available   Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) ‘Microsoft.PowerShell.Operation.Validation’ with UI culture(s) {en-GB} : The value of the HelpInfoUri key in the module manifest must resolve to a container or […]

under: PowerShell v5

Talk like a pirate day

Posted by: | September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Talk like a pirate day |

In honour of International talk like a pirate day  – http://talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/ What’s a pirate’s favourite programming language? R   What’s a pirate’s favourite load balancer? ARR   = Application Request Routing -  see http://www.iis.net/learn/extensions/installing-application-request-routing-arr   Normal service may be resumed quite soon

under: General

Unregistering the default repository–PS version dependent?

Posted by: | September 18, 2016 Comments Off on Unregistering the default repository–PS version dependent? |

In this post – https://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/powershell-repositories/ – I stated that you could unregister the default PowerShell repository.   I also said that the statement in the documentation for Unregister-PSrepository that you couldn’t unregister PSGallery was incorrect.   A couple of readers have left comments stating that they tried it and got an error message stating that […]

under: PowerShell v5

PowerShell repositories

Posted by: | September 17, 2016 Comments Off on PowerShell repositories |

A reader on my blog asked if you can unregister the default PowerShell repository so you just use an internal repository.   First off – PSGallery is the default repository PS> Get-PSRepository | Format-List Name                      : PSGallery SourceLocation            : https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2/ Trusted                   : False Registered                : True InstallationPolicy        : Untrusted PackageManagementProvider : NuGet PublishLocation           : https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2/package/ […]

under: PowerShell v5

Dealing with CIM properties that are integer arrays

Posted by: | September 16, 2016 Comments Off on Dealing with CIM properties that are integer arrays |

Saw a post about WmiMonitorID that intrigued me   If you use the WmiMonitorID:   PS> Get-CimInstance -Namespace root\wmi -ClassName WmiMonitorID | select -f 1 Active                 : True InstanceName           : DISPLAY\GSM598F\4&19086f00&0&UID200195_0 ManufacturerName       : {71, 83, 77, 0…} ProductCodeID          : {53, 57, 56, 70…} SerialNumberID         : {51, 48, 52, 78…} UserFriendlyName       : {50, 50, 69, 65…} […]

under: PowerShell and CIM, PowerShell and WMI

Latest Windows 10 build fixes Surface Pro 2 wireless issue

Posted by: | September 16, 2016 Comments Off on Latest Windows 10 build fixes Surface Pro 2 wireless issue |

The latest Windows 10 build  – 14926  -  fixes the issue that took out the wireless adapter on my Surface Pro 2 in build 14915.   Wasn’t a major issue as I could successfully revert to 14905 but unexpected for  all that.  Still think its funny that Windows took down the wireless adapter on Microsoft […]

under: Windows 10

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