PowerShell, go get the v4 IPs for these servers if you can resolve their names

Needed to update a spreadsheet for a bunch of servers.  I wanted PowerShell to just go look in DNS and try to resolve the name.  I didn’t need to get the configured IP from the server directly and I know they are all registered in DNS.  I also only wanted the v4 addresses, not v6….

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cool PS script - ipconfig info - just the facts please!

I came across a cool script today.  The intent is to limit the output from ipconfig to only enabled, TCP-bound NICs.  Of course this isn’t really ipconfig, it is a wmi call for net info but the result is the same.  I dig the frame output but decided to see how slim I could get it…

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VMM Script Series, Part 7 – Seperate VMs

I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would like to offer a change to improve efficiency or effectiveness….

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VMM Script Series, Part 6 – New-VM

I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would like to offer a change to improve efficiency or effectiveness….

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VMM Script Series, part 5 - ShowDVDMediaCollisions

I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would like to offer a change to improve efficiency or effectiveness….

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VMM Script Series, part 3 – Show VHD Collisions

I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would like to offer a change to improve efficiency or effectiveness….

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Check if PowerShell snap-ins have been loaded within your scripts

As I am releasing several scripts for VMM over the next month, the details of of each weigh on my mind during spare cycles.  One problem I thought I should solve is checking to see if the VMM snap-in has been loaded and then taking action based on the results. Turns out Jeffrey Hicks, one…

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Wake On LAN (WOL) – PowerShell style

Working on another project and I needed a way to wake up an offline server from within my PS script.  I found this genius blog post and converted it to a script. Genius blog post – The PowerShell Guy : PowerShell Wake-on-lan script I saved the below text as send-wol.ps1 for re-usability.  This code came…

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Blog Link: Janssen Jones on PowerShell

This is a great blog Janssen.  Keep them coming!!! http://janssenjones.typepad.com/janssenjonescom/ The top three posts (as of today) are all related to managing Hyper-V with PowerShell.  Especially interesting is the code he has written to provision his SAN on the fly! I guess I should start another (Links) section and point out to bloggers in EDU…

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Live Search in Windows PowerShell

Don, in case you spot this – I’m stealing your title and linking back to you! This is the type of thing I flag in my mind.  I can think of many, many applications.  Imagine having search built in to applications with more than just an iframe, real usable data that you can build on!…

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