Category Archives: PowerShell

GUI Love

I am not against command line tools, scripts, shells etc. It is just that with a lot of the work I do I found the GUI easier as I tend to do one offs rather than lots of repeated actions. With the GUI you can flick up and down the menus until you find the …

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New Stuff

As well as the release candidate for SCOM SP1 there is a lot of new management stuff. WSUS SP1 RC is also available on Connect.http://blogs.technet.com/smsandmom/archive/2007/11/06/wsus-3-0-service-pack-1-release-candidate-now-available.aspx PowerShell 2 community technology preview.http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2007/11/06/the-community-technology-preview-ctp-of-windows-powershell-2-0.aspx Eric Berg talks about the new System Center Mobile Device Manager (SCMDM?) and how it differs from SCCM with the now embedded Device Management Feature …

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New System Center Webcasts for June

Thanks to Eileen for this info. TechNet Webcast: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Technical Overview (Level 200)Monday, June 11, 2007 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific TimeChris Avis, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporationhttp://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032340807&Culture=en-US TechNet Webcast: Client Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Level 200)Monday, June 18, 2007 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM …

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Maintenance Mode

One of the popular questions for 2005 was putting agents into maintenance mode and it is still popular with 2007. From SystemCenterForum.org “Neale has addressed the challenge of putting groups of agent-managed nodes into maintenance mode via a PowerShell script, which could easily be run as a scheduled task” http://systemcenterforum.org/wp-content/uploads/CmdSchedMaint.zip There are 2 scripts – …

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Scripting, PowerShell and PowerGUI

First there was batch files then there were scripts and now there is PowerShell. I had a comment from Dmitry (http://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/2007/03/21/momscom-powershell/) who asks about MOM bloggers and PowerShell as there does not seem to be many. Well there are more Exchange installations out there and it has been going longer than MOM and SCOM, which …

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