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Episode 124 – John Fullbright From NetApp


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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast we talk to John Fullbright from NetApp.

News

Execute commands and scripts from anywhere including the office and remote locations, as well as from a Web browser or smart phone with PowerGUI Pro from Quest Software. With the MobileShell feature, administrators can quickly run commands to troubleshoot problems or make changes, even when away from your desk! This gives teams more flexibility to work remotely while traveling, and to leverage admins from other offices in case of an emergency.

·         Execute queries remotely to determine if services or processes are running

·         Restart services, processes, or entire servers

·         Check mailbox settings

·         Unlock user accounts

·         Reset passwords

·         Run custom scripts

Visit quest.com/powerguipro and see why PowerShell and Quest PowerGUI are the ultimate Windows management tools.

Interview

This segment is brought to you by SAPIEN Technologies.

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Notable Comments from the Chatroom

<BrianSt> ## Will the powershell toolkit do what perfstat does?

<glnsize> ## what’s the long term plan. where does powershell fit into netapp future?

 

<Jaykul> Is the Storage Controller an elected or appointed position?
<jonwalz> appointed

<BrianSt> ## What is planned for the 1.2 update?

<glnsize> ##when will snapdrive have first class cmdlets ;)

Superhero: Flash

 

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Episode 98 – Steven Murawsk on PowerShellCommunity.org and Debugging


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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast we talk to Steven Murawski about PowerShellCommunity.org and debugging PowerShell

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Before you acquire power, you must acquire knowledge – and Quest Software has what you need! In Jeffery Hicks’ e-book, “Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell,” learn how PowerShell helps you master local accounts and groups, password management, security and permissions and much, much more. You’ll also learn about the PowerShell extras and out-of-the-box features that will help you control Active Directory.
Don’t wait – visit quest.com/powershellbook to register for your free copy and see why PowerShell and Quest Power GUI are the ultimate Windows management tools.

 

Interview

This segment is brought to you by SAPIEN Technologies.

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Hero/Power – Mastery of time

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Our tips are brought to you today by ServerFault and StackOverflow, the best place to find answers to your toughest questions!

Episode 36 – Jonathan, Marco, Jonathan, Marco etc…


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We have a great show lined up for you today.  We’ll be talking with Eric Madariaga from /n Software. And of course we have news, tips, resources, and more!  And be sure to listen till the end when we’ll be giving away free commercial licenses for /n Software’s Net cmdlets!

News

Thanks to iTripoli for sponsoring this segment.
“Admin Script Editor provides a true integrated scripting environment for PowerShell.  Advanced features include an integrated PowerShell debugger, advanced code generating tools for Active Directory, Databases, XML files and the exclusive PowerShell forms designer.  Come see for yourself– Admin Script Editor v3.5 is availble for a 45 day trial at AdminScriptEditor.com.”

  • There’s a new PowerShell podcast in town Get-Scripting ! I guess the rule is you have to have a Jonathan to have a PowerShell podcast (with apologies to the other Jonathan)
  • If you missed Marco’s session on the NetCmdlets don’t sweat it. It was postponed until next month
  • MVP Marco Shaw has posted his plans for future VUG meetings.
  • PowerGUI 1.5.1 is now out.  Some new stuff includes:

Interview

Today’s interview is brought to you by Quest Software.

Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate script warrior? Find out with Quest’s PowerPack Challenge ’08.
Quest Software is sponsoring a PowerShell Scripting contest where you can test your skills and get paid. Just create some cool PowerShell scripts using Quest’s PowerGUI and then post them to our site. You’ll get a score and our celebrity judges will weigh in as well.

Do you have the muscle to bring home the prize? Check out the details here.

Tonight, we’re talking to Eric Madariaga with /n Software.  VP of Marketing.

 

 

  1. Background
    1. career
      1. been there for 10 years, started as web dev
    2. tell us about /n software
      1. dev tools
      2. components
      3. security, encryption, compression
    3. current position
      1. VP of Marketing
  2. NetCmdlets
    1. product came out when?  It was very early
      1. Launched at TechEd EMEA 2006
    2. v2 is in beta?
      1. telnet
      2. amazon S3 cmdlet
        1. move files
        2. simpleDB
        3. EC2
  3. PowerShell Server (formerly PowerShell Remoting)
    1. SSH server with a PowerShell shell
  4. PowerShellToys / PowerShellASP
    1. IIS filter
    2. will be adding related products such as pasp web part for sharepoint
    3. PrimalScript integration (see screenshot)

       

  5. Future
    1. Sharepoint Server
      1. move docs
      2. update lists
    2. Biztalk
  6. Websites: http://nsoftware.com, http://powershelltoys.com

 

 

 

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Contest

We have two copies of Netcmdlets to give away this week.  Prizes will be awarded roughly two weeks from now on Episode 38.  All you have to do to win is be one of the first two people to send in a script that uses the Netcmdlets OR a PowerShellASP page.  You can use their “hobbyist” license to get the job done.  And don’t send in a little single statement one-liner–give us a few lines of code at least.  :)  All entries become the property of the PowerScripting Podcast, some rights reserved, do not taunt happy fun ball.  (Just kidding, we’ll publish all entries on the website.  But seriously–don’t taunt happy fun ball.)

Mailbag

  • email from Glenn S. from Augusta, GA.

Episode 3 – Select, Set, Measure


A podcast about Windows PowerShell.

News

  • Quest Software has released some beta cmdlets for managing Active Directory
  • PowerShell Analyzer RC1 has been released

In this show I discussed the cmdlets:

  • Select-String
  • Set-Content
  • Measure-Command

 

Resources:

PowerShell newsgroup

Quest Software’s PowerShell cmdlets for AD management

Tips:

 

  • Quoting rules
  • Double quotes – variables are expanded and can contain text right after it

 

  • Uses of backtick or backquote `
    • Escapes the next character
    • Example “`$user is $user”
    • Can be used to continue to the next line
    • `n is newline
    • `r is a carriage return
    • `t is a tab
    • `a is an alert
    • `b is a backspace
    • `’ or `”
    • `0 is null
    • “ is a single backtick

 

  • Singe quotes “What you see is what you get”even escape characters are ignored

 

 

PowerShell moment:

  • I talked about creating 150 user accounts with the new Quest cmdlets
  • I talked about doing a mass Group Policy update using PowerShell to update the gpttmpl.inf files

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