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The PowerScripting Centennial

99 podcasts of Pure Power. That’s what the PowerScripting Podcast has been churning out for almost three years! Well, this week is extra special, as you might imagine from the title of this post. On Thursday, they record episode one hundred: a huge milestone by any means. A testament to dedication and passion. Episode #100 looks like it’s...
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Use The Right Version of PowerShell.

A number of recent problems that users have reported can be tracked down to using incorrect versions of PowerShell.  Tobias Weltner (of PowerShell Plus fame) blogged the details of issue and want you need to do to ensure you are running the right copies.  The blog title is Are you using the correct PowerShell version?  You ...
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PowerShellHostVersion – WTF?

Superstar Shay Levy recently wrote a blog article, Module Manifest Gotcha .  He was exploring the various options that the Module Manifest provides and saw what he thought was a problem with using the PowerShellHostVersion key. PowerShellHostVersion key Specifies the minimum version of the Windows PowerShell host program that works with ...

Get Great Software and Help Haiti

I’m always impressed by the level of creativity of the people in the PowerShell community.  I remember having my socks knocked off the first time I saw what SoftwareFX did with PowerGadgets.  I could not believe the things that they were doing.  In fact I couldn’t even figure out how they were doing some of them!  ...
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How objects are sent to and from remote sessions

Instead of piping unstructured text, Windows PowerShell pipes objects between commands in a pipeline.  As a consequence PowerShell remoting also deals with objects when passing data to and from remote sessions.  This post explains how remote objects are serialized and which types of objects can be sent with full fidelity.  You ...

TB & PB

“To ship is the choose.”  That is the sad reality behind a number of the things that we regretted about V1.  When we first started the project (a LONG time ago) we knew that we wanted to close the semantic gap between what admins thought and what they had to type.  Imagine that you wanted to find all the processes that had ...
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TB & PB

“To ship is the choose.”  That is the sad reality behind a number of the things that we regretted about V1.  When we first started the project (a LONG time ago) we knew that we wanted to close the semantic gap between what admins thought and what they had to type.  Imagine that you wanted to find all the processes that had ...
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Workaround for Start-Transcript on native processes

Introduction Recently, we came across an interesting bug that had been around for awhile (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=315875). If you do the following: Start-Transcript ipconfig Stop-Transcript If you look at the transcript, you’ll see that the output of ipconfig was not captured. ...
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Scorecarding My 2009 Resolutions

A year ago I broke my habit and made a set of News Years resolutions and then published them on the team blog HERE.  Lee Holmes suggested I go back and review how I did on those.  Glug!  Let’s give it a go...
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