PowerShell To Be Added to Common Engineering Criteria

Hi All Some of you may of heard about this already, but it’s recently been announced that PowerShell will be in the Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria for 2009. What is the Common Engineering Criteria? The Common Engineering Criteria is a set of criteria that each Microsoft server product should adhere to. The criteria was set…

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Intro to SCVMM

Hi All I had the pleasure of presenting a joint session at the PowerShell UK User Group this week.  I presented a joint session with Jeremy Peck from HP on an Introduction to SCVMM and scripting it with PowerShell.  I have attached my slide deck from the first half of the session.  In order to…

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Vista Event Logs and PowerShell

Hello Everybody   Sorry for the huge delay in posting anything, I promise I will never leave it so long again.    I got asked a question the other day.  Can I use Get-EventLog to access all the new logs that are in Vista?   Which logs am I referring to you may ask. Well,…

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Scripting Virtual Server with PowerShell – Create-ChildVM.ps1

Hello I hate writing up scripts.  Writing the scripts themselves is great, it’s just explaining them after which is really boring J   Here is the second demo script I used last week, Create-ChildVM.ps1.  This script is invaluable if you need to quickly deploy machines in a test lab.  I say test lab rather than…

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Scripting Virtual Server with PowerShell – CAP-ISO.ps1

Hello Everyone As promised, attached is the first fo the demo scripts that I used at the “Scripting Virtual Server with PowerShell” session I ran.  I`m not going to go through the whole script but here is an over view and bit more detail on a few key sections. Script Synopsis CAP-ISO.ps1 stands for CreateAndPresent-ISO.ps1. …

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Scripting Virtual Server with PowerShell

Bonjour Bonjour Last night I was kindly invited to speak at the PowerShell UK User Group meeting.  The subject I delivered was “Scripting Virtual Server with PowerShell”.  I was asked if I could post my slide deck, so here it is in both pptx and ppt format (I got burned for using just the new…

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Searching WMI

Ladies and Gents A lot people have been asking me: “How do I know if there is a WMI provider for xxxx?”.  Quite often a quick search in live.com will get you the results, but there is a way of searching WMI from within PowerShell.  I have created a really simple script that allows me…

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Tech-Ed 2007 – Top 5 PowerShell Questions

Ladies + Gents This week I have had the privilege of working at TechEd 2007.  I’ve been on the PowerShell demo stand in the Technical Learning Centre and talking to what feels like most of the 12000 attendees about how cool PowerShell is.  It probably doesn’t surprise you to hear there were some really common…

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Clustering Best Practices: Using PowerShell to Check Hotfix Compliance

So Guys + Gals As well as writing PowerShell scripts and running a PowerShell course here in the UK, I spend a lot of time looking at clusters.  I go to customers and run a cluster health check to make sure that their cluster adheres to best practices.  Lots of what I do involves manual…

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Creating an AD Shell

Hello Again This is my third post in the Active Directory and PowerShell series.  In this post I want to talk about how to create your own pseudo-cmdlets to manage the AD.   I`m going to talk about how to present scripts to PowerShell that behave in a similar way to Cmdlets, that then allow easy…

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