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June, 2008

  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    Block Comments in V2

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    Smith Catar was looking at my Tech Ed demos and noticed that I used block comments. These are not in the CTP that you have so I guess I sorta let this one leak out. Yes - V2 will have BLOCK COMMENTS!!! Block comments start with "<# and end with...
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    Getting Credentials From The Command Line

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    When you use the Get-Credential cmdlet, you get a GUI dialog box to enter the credentials. This is the "Common Criteria Certified" way of handling credentials. It is also a pain in the butt at times. If you are an admin, you can alter this and request...
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    CredSSP for second-hop remoting

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    PS C:\> $r = New-PSSession PS C:\> icm $r {Get-PfxCertificate c:\monad\TestpfxFile.pfx} Enter password: Invoke-Command : The requested operation cannot be completed. The computer must be trusted for delegation and the current user account must be...
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    PowerShell Eventing QuickStart

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    The second CTP of PowerShell V2 (CTP2) introduces another new feature called PowerShell Eventing. PowerShell Eventing lets you respond to the asynchronous notifications that many objects support. We didn’t get a chance to fully document these cmdlets...
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    Show-PowerShell / Hide-PowerShell

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    During the Week of WPF, someone requested an example of how to minimize the PowerShell window. Here's a quick module to make it happen.  Copy/paste the code below into Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Packages\PowerShell\PowerShell.psm1 $script:showWindowAsync...
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    Working With Web Services (Post CTP2 V2 Feature)

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    Let me start by first apologizing for sharing some information that you are not going to be able to go out and try right away.  During one of the interactive Q&A sessions at TechEd, people asked about working with Web Services.  I referred...
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    When Will PowerShell V2 Ship?

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    By far, the most frequently asked question at TechEd 2008 was, "When will PowerShell V2 Ship?". We are expressly prohibited from answering that question and I know that that can be frustrating. I can say this: We are now feature complete with V2...
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    SQL Use of MiniShells

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    The SQL team has been receiving a lot of bashing lately over some of the decisions they made integrating PowerShell into SQL 2008. I thought I would take a couple minutes to clarify a few things, eat some sin and talk about a constructive engagement model...
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    PowerShell & OpenXML

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    Eric White just posted an amazing set of Cmdlets on CodePlex .  They allow you to use PowerShell to manipulate OpenXML documents to do all sorts of fun things, like create graphs from the output of PowerShell, automatically generate documents from...
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    Windows, PowerShell and WMI - Unveiling Microsoft's Best Kept Secret

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    I mentioned that one of my favorite TechEd 2008 talks was Ben Pearce's talk, "Windows, PowerShell and WMI - Unveiling Microsoft's Best Kept Secret". Attached is Ben's presentation. You can get his demos at the following locations: http://blogs.technet...
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    PowerShell Access to Windows Mobile Devices

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    Check out Osin Grehan's new Windows Mobile PowerShell Provider . It allows you to mount your mobile device, copy and convert files to/from it, get device information, start/stop syncing, and invoke applications. I can't want to give it a try! Cheers...
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    Explaining Objects To Non-Programmers

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    One of my favorite TechEd 2008 talks was Ben Pearce's talk, "Windows, PowerShell and WMI - Unveiling Microsoft's Best Kept Secret". It was a great talk all up but the one thing I walked away saying, "I've got to steal that", was Ben's explaining of Objects...
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    V2: Custom Enums

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    Once again MOW proves what a clever guy he is. Check out his blog entry PowerShell V2 CTP2: making Custom Enums using Add-Type . He shows how you can make your own enums using a very simple function he wrote (Add-Enum) which leverages our new Add-Type...
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    Get-OSSku.ps1

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    Nitin Bhat the WMI PM recently pointed HERE to answer the question, how do know what OS SKU a machine is running? You can run the expression $((gwmi win32_operatingsystem).OperatingSystemSKU) to the the value and then look it up on that table. I...
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    Best of Tech Ed: Breakthrough Product of the year => PowerGUI

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    The Best of Tech Ed 2008 were awarded and PowerGUI won Breakthrouth Product of the Year . WOW what an honor and acknowledgement of great work! Congratulations to Dmitry, Kirk and the rest of that team! You guys have brought a lot of great visibility...
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    PowerShell V1 and V2 Running On WS08 Server Core

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    Yup- that's right. Check it out at superstar Karl Prosser's blog HERE . He even has a video of it working. The blog is somewhat of a tease in that he is going to wait till tomorrow to tell us how he did it. I'm constantly amazed by what the community...
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    Windows PowerShell Sessions @ TechEd IT Pro

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    Windows PowerShell Sessions Breakout Sessions MGT253 Introduction to Windows PowerShell Tuesday, June 10 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, S220 C Speaker(s): Wassim Fayed Level: 200 - Intermediate MGT384 What’s Coming in Windows PowerShell...
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    TechEd: MGT384 What's Coming In PowerShell V2 - DEMOs

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    Attached are the demos I used in that talk. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at: http://www.microsoft.com...
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    Yes, But What About The FLAVOR?

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    Kirk Munro posted a blog entry HERE saying how thrilled he was at level of presence PowerShell had at TechEd 2008. It was a VERY good TechEd for PowerShell. There were lots of breakout sessions, lots of hands on labs and interactive Q&A, lots of...
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    TechEd: MGT384 What's Coming In PowerShell V2

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    Attached are the slides I presented at TechEd yesterday. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at: http://www...
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    Push-Noun

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    We looked at a lot of CLI models when designing PowerShell.  One of them was netsh.  One of the things I had a love/hate relationship with was netsh's use of context.  In netsh, you can set context via navigation and then you don't need...
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    New AD Cmdlets from Quest

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    Rod Trent from MyITForum.com has the details HERE Enjoy! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at: http:/...
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    Group Policy Health Cmdlet

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    SDMSoftware has just released a Group Policy Health Cmdlet HERE . They have a great, high-quality, 9 minute DEMO VIDEO showing what the cmdlet does and how to work it. Nice stuff. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit...
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    #7 Best all time Microsoft Product

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    Check out what EWeek has declared to be the #7 Best Microsoft Product: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/The-Best-and-Worst-Microsoft-Products/8/ And that is Version 1 - wait until they see Version 2! SNOOPY DANCE! Jeffrey Snover...
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    PowerPack Challenge '08

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    Quest is holding a PowerGUI scripting contest starting tomorrow July 1. If you are not familar with PowerGUI, it is a PowerShell scripting and execution GUI. If you aren't already a PowerGUI user, here is a great opportunity to kick the tires. If you...
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