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September, 2006

  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    Linking against RC2

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    The RC2 SDK is not yet available. Until it is, here is a quick and dirty way for you to find/extract the DLLs to link your code against. Do this from a RC2 shell and you'll a copy of the DLLS in C:\SDK: PS>[appdomain]::currentdomain.getassemblies...
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    Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available

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    Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available Today Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Windows PowerShell RC2, the command line shell and scripting language that helps IT Professionals achieve greater productivity and control of system administration...
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    Windows PowerShell ISV/Developer Conference – Oct 9-10th, 2006

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    Windows PowerShell ISV/Developer Conference – Oct 9-10 th , 2006 We have a small number of available slots available for ISVs or Enterprise Developers to attend the Windows PowerShell & Microsoft Management Console (MMC) ISV Workshop (Building...
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    TECHED: IT Forum

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    We are putting together our plans for TECHED IT Forum being held in Barcelona from Nov 14-17. I'll be there as well as a number of other people from the Windows PowerShell team. We'll be showing some new and very exciting stuff so if you are an IT Professional...
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    Get-Process Piped to Dir

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    Did you know that you can pipe the output of Get-Process into dir? Don't believe it? Let me prove it: PS> Get-Process wi* Handles NPM(K) PM(K) WS(K) VM(M) CPU(s) Id ProcessName ------- ------ ----- ----- ----- ------ -- ----------- 95 4 1080 2892...
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    Useful DateTime functions - LibraryTime.ps1

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    I was going to post a blog entries and realized that the example I wanted to give used some of my utility functions so I'll share them first. I hope you find them interesting. I put them in a file called LibraryTime.ps1 and dot source that during my login...
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    The Wonders of Date Math using Windows PowerShell

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    Larry Hayden posted a query about dates at: http://techtasks.com/bookmarks/powershell/2006/09/interview-with-a-scripter-jeffrey-snover/ He has a script which gets all the Application Events that happened TODAY: ———————————————————— $today = [DateTime...
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    ErrorLevel equivalent

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    PSMDTAG:FAQ: ErrorLevel - what is the PowerShell equivalent? In Cmd.exe, %ErrorLevel% is a builtin variable which indicates the success or failure of the last executable run. In PowerShell, we support: $? Contains True if last operation succeeded...
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    Draft - Creating Cmdlet Help

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    NOTE: This content is also included as an RTF attachment as well. Creating Cmdlet Help When creating your own cmdlet, you can also create Help content that Windows PowerShell can display using the Get-Help cmdlet. The Help content that describes...
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    Windows PowerShell on TechNet Radio

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    Tune in & Geek out at Technet Radio: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/tnradio/default.mspx There are a couple of PowerShell podcasts there: Drill down into Windows PowerShell: An interview with Jeffrey Snover Scripting with Windows...
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    Controlling Internet Explorer object from PowerShell

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    NOTE: The site must be in the Trusted Sites Zone for this script to work - James Brundage [MSFT] January 5th, 2009 The following example shows how to display all the processes in an IE window and highlight the ones with memory usage of greater than...
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    Thomas Lee on Monad (Windows PowerShell)

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    The site that has the Best of TECHED Boston also has the BEST of other shows as well. I'm not sure when/where Thomas gave this talk but I just watched it and it is highly entertaining. It's clear that Thomas has been in front of crowds a couple of (thousand...
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    FREE Windows PowerShell Help Tool from Sapien

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    Command line help is great because it is always there when you need it. That said, sometimes you want to have the help in one window while you experiement in the other. You can always do that with 2 console windows but why would you do that when you can...
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    Best of Tech.Ed 2006 (BOSTON)

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    TechNet has made the provided videos of the top rated sessions of the TechEd 2006 Boston conference available at: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/itshowtime/ My talk: Windows PowerShell: Next Generation Command Line Scripting is available at: http...
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    All crosshairs on the same prairie dog

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    When I lived in Colorado, I picked up the great concept/phrase, "All crosshairs on the same prairie dog". Damon Cortesi recent blog highlights this principle. http://dcortesi.com/2006/09/07/windows-powershell/ He posted a blog about the verbosity...
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    DateTime Utility Functions

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    I often want to find things that happened Today. For instance, which files got changed today. Windows PowerShell makes this easy to do but it can be a bit verbose and I do it a lot so I've added a function to my profile: IsToday. function isToday ...
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    BizTalk Server Applications: Get/Start/Stop

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    Tomas Restrepo has a nice script for getting/starting/stoping BizTalk Server Applications at: ht tp://www.winterdom.com/weblog/2006/09/02/BTSResetWithPowerShell.aspx I like how readable it the script is. It is completely obvious what is going on. Compare...
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