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Get-Help Can't Find My Help File!

(or How to Define the Help File Name in a Custom Windows PowerShell Snap-in)   We've discovered an error in our instructions for creating a custom Windows PowerShell snap-in. This error prevents Get-Help from finding the help files for cmdlets in the snap-in. We'd like to come clean about our mistake and to warn you about the effects of ...

Working with WMI Events (2)

This post builds on Jeffrey's post on wmi events - http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2007/01/28/working-with-wmi-events.aspx Powershell V1 does not give a cmdlet to support WMI events, I have written a simple powershell script to help users who want to write monitoring with powershell  for V1(Please see attached.) (A brief intro ...
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Congratulations to Quest Software

We just held a partner Conference in Denver. We give awards to recognize those partners that really "get it" and are able to take our technologies and use them to develop great customer solutions. Quest Software was awarded Global ISV Partner of the Year for their adoption and great use of PowerShell! Great things happen because of great ...

Virtual Server

Ben Pearce has a posted a nice deck describing how to manage Virtual Server with PowerShell. Check it out HERE. Enjoy! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Windows Management Partner ArchitectVisit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShellVisit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/...
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Cmdlets vs. APIs

Some people have asked the question, "Why Cmdlets?". If you already have a reasonable API, what is the value in writing Cmdlets? I'll provide a quick answer here but we should probably include a good write up of this in our documentation. The most important thing to realize about cmdlets is that it is all about mindset and attitude. The ...

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