Step by Step instructions for installing RDS Session Deployment using PowerShell in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hello AskPerf Readers! Dhiraj here from the Windows Performance team to talk about deploying RDS using Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012 R2. As you know, PowerShell has been around for quite a few years now (November 2006 to be exact). Over the past 8 years, we have seen PowerShell become an integral part of… Read more

From our PowerShell folks – Windows PowerShell Web Access

Hello AskPerf!  Not sure if you’ve heard about this new feature with Windows 8 Server beta or not, but you can now manage your machines via Windows PowerShell in a web browser.  This means, you can use Windows PowerShell from a large variety of devices such as mobile phones, tables, and computers that do not… Read more

Two Minute Drill: Change Print Monitors/Processors via PowerShell

Hello folks, Pankaj here to show you an interesting way to change the Print Monitors and Processors registry keys with a single PowerShell command.  This command can be a timesaver if you have hundreds of 3rd party Print Processors and Monitors on your Print Server (s). *NOTE* these commands only work on stand alone Print… Read more

APP: Windows Powershell (Basic Commands)

WINDOWS POWERSHELL (BASIC COMMANDS) Description: Windows PowerShell is a command line shell and scripting language that helps IT professionals achieve greater control and productivity in their environment.  Using an admin-focused scripting language, more than 130 standard command line tools, and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell allows IT professionals to more easily control system administration… Read more

APP: Windows Powershell (Installation / Configuration)

WINDOWS POWERSHELL (INSTALLATION / CONFIGURATION) Description: Windows PowerShell 1.0 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista is available via the PowerShell 1.0 setup package.  Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 include PowerShell with the Operating System.  Windows Server 2008 includes PowerShell 1.0 and Windows 7 includes PowerShell 2.0.   Scoping the Issue:  The… Read more

Coming Soon … Windows PowerShell v2.0 CTP

This week, Microsoft will be releasing a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows PowerShell v2.0.  Now – before you rush out to find, download and use the CTP, there is a very important point to remember: This release will not be for everyone.  A CTP is NOT a Beta Release.  A CTP is a very… Read more

Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

Today we’re going to talk a little bit about Windows PowerShell.  Before we get into Powershell though, let’s look back at how PowerShell came about.  Ever since MS-DOS and the earliest versions of Windows, there has been a command line tool.  The problem was that not everything that could be done via the User Interface… Read more