Microsoft promotes the use of PowerShell in Windows 8/8.1. Courseware materials even suggest that MCT’s instruct their students regarding specific PowerShell capability for use in preparing drives, deploying Windows Image Files, and performing trouble shooting operations from the Windows Recovery Environment. Yet PowerShell is not natively in the Windows PE image or Windows 8/8.1 RE … Continue reading Running PowerShell in Windows 8 (or 8.1) PE Environment
I’ve been doing a lot of development on one of my SharePoint 2010 Windows 7 machines lately and I deleted a bunch of site collections and generally cleaned things up to get ready for a new round of projects. I popped open the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell to get a feel for what was left … Continue reading PowerShell Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered in SharePoint 2010
For IT administrators who are hesitant to learn PowerShell, this post will help take the fear out of getting started. PowerShell is not a scripting language. Yes, it does have a scripting language, but that’s for automation and to make tools, which we’ll discuss later. PowerShell’s primary focus is to be a real-time interactive command … Continue reading Video: Learning PowerShell for the IT Administrator – Increase efficiency and automation
I want to introduce a new management tool from Microsoft for your IT department, called PowerShell. PowerShell is a real-time, interactive management tool that lets IT Administrators and System Engineers do bulk administrative tasks and automation events in a highly efficient manner. The early adopters of PowerShell were primarily developers who pushed the scripting language … Continue reading Video: What is PowerShell and how can it make your IT staff more efficient?
I get this question a lot, and just recently on the Windows PowerShell Forum on Technet. Now let’s talk about this for a minute. If you're one of those people wondering what the answer is, you will see many answers that may confuse you further. The most common response is “put your stuff into a … Continue reading How should I name my PowerShell Scripts?