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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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    Tip of the Day

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    Exchange 2007 has implemented a Get-Tip cmdlet which emits a tip of the day. Flaphead has written a small script which gets them all and has published them on: http://blog.flaphead.dns2go.com/archive/2006/08/17/3514.aspx . There are a number of general...
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    Writing and Reading info from Serial Ports

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    PSMDTAG:FAQ: How do I read/write data from a Serial Port? Writing to a Serial Port PS> [System.IO.Ports.SerialPort]::getportnames() COM3 PS> $port= new-Object System.IO.Ports.SerialPort COM3,9600,None,8,one PS> $port.open() PS> $port...
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    Background "jobs" and PowerShell

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    A lot of people have asked whegther Windows PowerShell can do UNIX job handling. The paraphrase an old management salesperson joke, "YES - YOU can do UNIX job handling with Windows PowerShell" (which means you have to do it yourself). Jim Truher shows...
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    Automating Dell Battery Replacement Discovery

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    MOW has done it again. Checkout his blog entry which shows how to leverage Windows PowerShell to automate determining which of the Dell laptops in your enterprise need to have their batteries replaced. http://mow001.blogspot.com/2006/08/powershell...
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    PowerShell Namespsaces

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    Describes the namespaces defined and used by PowerShell...
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    Exchange 2007 Windows PowerShell Script Contest

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    Josh Maher has an exchange oriented blog at http://joshmaher.wordpress.com/ . He is running a contest to for the best Exchange 2007 script ( http://joshmaher.wordpress.com/2006/08/25/powershell-scripting-for-exchange-2007/ ) and I offered to donate the...
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    Windows PowerShell RC2 Release Notes (DRAFT)

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    We are finishing up work on Windows PowerShell RC2. While I can't announce an availability date at this point, I know that a lot of you are eager to see what is coming. I think you'll be pleased. Here are our draft release notes for RC2. Note that this...
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    Fun with PowerShell - character manipulation...

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    I was investigating a localization test failure today and ran into the following error message: 'actual error is 慌 爠捡湩 ⁥ 敤氠捥整牵 긠 䗿 尺 꿿渠 攧楸瑳 ⁥ 慰 ⁳ 畯渠 攧瑳瀠獡甠  潤 獳敩 ⹲਍, expected ' Since it was failing in the French locale, getting what appeared...
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    More Windows PowerShell and Active Directory

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    Superstar MOW is at it again with his 7th! blog on using Windows PowerShell and Active Directory. Check it out at: http://mow001.blogspot.com/2006/08/powershell-and-active-directory-part-7.html Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows PowerShell/Aspen Architect...
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    New community project created for Windows PowerShell Extensions

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    We have worked with CodePlex team to create a new Community Project for Windows PowerShell. Keith Hill, MVP for Windows PowerShell, will be the project coordinator. Microsoft employees won't be able to participate in the community projects directly due...
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    More Windows PowerShell Training Available

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    Don Jones, of ScriptingAnswers.com, is holding two two-day classes on Windows administrative scripting in Chicago and Seattle this September. While the first day of each class will focus on advanced VBScript techniques, the second day will be entirely...
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    Windows PowerShell and the “PowerShell Worm”

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    Full Article is here: http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2006/08/03/687838.aspx A “PowerShell Worm” has recently been reported by several antivirus companies and some news organizations. There has been some confusion and concern around the classification of this malicious script as a worm as well as questions about the risk. It is important to note that the PowerShell Worm will not work and cannot infect Windows PowerShell in its default configuration. This is a proof-of-concept virus whose “Worm” replication mode is just a simple file copy and could have been implemented in any language which supports copying files. The fact that the worm is written in PowerShell rather than another scripting language or even as an executable has actually made it even harder for this virus to spread since the additional security features around PowerShell scripts result in many additional steps for the user to perform before an infection can take place....
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    Joel-On-Software on the power of a good language

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    Joel Spolsky of Joel-On-Software fame, just posted a blog, "Can Your Programming Language Do This?" http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/08/01.html In this article, he drives home the point that when it comes to code: Maintainability, Readability...
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    ScriptCenter EventLog Article

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    ScriptCenter has a very good article exploring the use of Windows PowerShell to analyze your eventlogs. Check it out at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/msh/cmdlets/get-eventlog.mspx PSMDTAG:CMDLET: Get-EventLog PSMDTAG:FAQ...
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    Scott Hanselman's Beantown.Net presentation

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    Scott Hanselman is a superstar presenter. Here is a link to a video of presentation he gave to the Beantown.net users group in boston that focused on Windows PowerShell. Even if you are a longtime PowerShell user, I encourage you to watch this because...
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