September 22, 2008
What is a labcast An online presentation with guided video demonstrations where you also get the chance to perform these same exercises on your own hands-on virtual lab that we provide during the session. As you face challenges in your lab, our instructors virtually take control of your lab to guide you through the tasks, giving you experience-based knowledge on the Microsoft product or topic. Registration and seating for the upcoming live event is limited. If you are watching the on-demand version, there are no live instructors or registration limitations. Part 1 of 5:...
September 21, 2008
The other day I was trying to use the PowerShell Community Extensions (PSCX) Write-Zip cmdlet to archive my local scripts folder, but when I opened the compressed file I could see that all the folders, and subfolders were stored at the root level even though I didn't use the -FlattenPaths parameter. This is the command I used: PS > dir d:\scripts -rec | Write-Zip -level 9 -IncludeEmptyDirectories -OutputPath D:\Scripts.zip
Why is that? Unfortunately, when binding from input objects, Write-Zip doesn't know how to preserve the paths in a reliable way. Files coming in could be coming from different...
September 19, 2008
Looking for an easy way to query DNS servers in PowerShell? Check out Joel's blog, he just made it possible with Get-Dns.
September 6, 2008
As you already know, all SysInternals utilities are available as a file share. Meaning you can run the tools directly from the Internet (e.g http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/controlpanel/blogs/$live.sysinternals.com\<toolName>), navigate to them with your browser or even map a drive on your local computer.
The SysInternals tools suite is a must have on any sysadmin machine. On my computer I keep them in a special directory (c:\sysint). From time to time the tools get updated or new tools get published and you might not know when it happens.This is where Get-SysInternals comes into place. It lists the file share and compares each file's last...