Upcoming webcast: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Group Policy Changes (Level 300)

June 17, 2009

This session will explore Group Policy enhancements in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. We will show you how Administrative template improvements make it easier to configure and Group Policy preference improvements to configure defaults for non-Group Policy-aware Windows components.  Then we will discuss Starter GPO improvements and scripting Group Policy Objects using Windows PowerShell Group Policy cmdlets.  Sign up for the webcast HERE.     Presenter: John Baker, Senior IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation Product(s): Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2008 R2. Start Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)  
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Converting WMI dates in a pipeline

June 14, 2009

  Get-WMIObject is one of the most used cmdlets in PowerShell and many of us system administrators use it on a daily basis to perform our day to day tasks. Often we need to get values of CIM_DATETIME properties from instances of a class. An example would be the Win32_OperatingSystem class (truncated property list): PS > $os = Get-WMIObject Win32_OperatingSystem PS > $os | Format-List * (...) Debug ...

Auto Link PowerShell cmdlet names in Windows Live Writer

June 7, 2009

Windows Live Writer (WLW) comes with a really cool feature: AutoLink glossary. When you create links in your blog posts you can select the Automatically link to this text check box when you insert the link.     Doing so will turn the link text you inserted (Text to be displayed) to an auto link. From now on every time you write ‘PowerShell’ in your posts it will create a link as you type! You can edit AutoLinks in the program Tools menu:   Behind the scenes WLW save the links in XML file (linkglossary.xml). The file is located under: %APPDATA%\Windows Live Writer\LinkGlossary and its...