A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
We have a ton of stuff for you today.Â Our interview is with ThorbjÃ¶rn SjÃ¶vold from Special Operations Software.Â Also on tap: news (yes we have some today), resources, tips and even a gotcha.
The news is brought to you by Sapien Technologies.
- SDM Software – Group Policy Health cmdlet
- Portable PowerShell? Karl Prosser has a way to do it.
- Citrix has released a tech preview of their new Workflow Studio product.Â To download a copy, go to the download page, but realize you have to have a My Citrix account (to which you can sign up for free).
- PowerGUI won the “Breakthrough Product of 2008” award at TechEd.Â Congrats, guys!
- Dmitry blogs about a new MS Office Communication Server PowerGUI Powerpack
- We may see a new PowerShell V2 CTP drop in November to be timed with IT Forum Barcelona (the EU version of TechEd).Â Jeffrey Snover also hints at a release date on his blog.
Our interview today is brought to you by Quest Software.
For a limited time, Quest is offering Powerscripting Podcast listeners a free copy of Jeffery Hicks upcoming book, Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM from Sapien Press.
Go to www.quest.com/powerscripting to register for your copy and download their free graphical user interface, script editor and Active Directory commands.
The resources are brought to you by iTripoli.
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- Scriptform designer tip for the Admin Script Editor
- This is from a twitter fan stahler and his new blog “FatBeard’s Adventures in PowerShell“:
- Change DNS & WINS on multiple machines “I was recently asked if I could change the DNS & WINS IP address on multiple servers via script. PowerShell to the rescue!”
- Jeffery Snover has a post on getting credentials from the command line -it’s a simple registry change
- Speaking of PowerGUI earlier, be sure to follow PowerGUI.org, and these developer blogs for news and tips about that product:
- Kirk Munro also brings us a great book review of the Windows PowerShell Pocket Reference (Lee Holmes)
- Also Kirk let us know about an interview that Dmitry did during Teched for ITTV
- Go check out “Benp’s Guide to Stuff“.Â This is from Ben Pearce, a field engineer from Microsoft.Â He’s got a great blog, but I wanted to mention that he’s also a great speaker.Â He did a wonderful PowerShell & WMI presentation at TechEd.Â He’s posted several of his demos on his website.
- This is from a longtime Citrix expert Brian Madden (brianmadden.com).Â The article is from April, but I just came across it the other day.Â The key part of the article is this quote:Â “a student in our 5-day Citrix Master class in Ausralia a few weeks ago told of doing the “right” thing. He said that he had taken the time to learn PowerShell and rewrote all of his VBS Citrix login scripts in PowerShell. The result? Login times went from about 2.5 seconds to over 15 seconds per user!”
- What’s the lesson here?Â Don’t use PowerShell for login scripts? I would say it is a non-issue for single-user workstations, but may be something to consider for your Citrix or Termainl Server app servers.Â Hopefully we’ll see this improve for V2.
- There’s some amusing commentary on the article, you may want to check that out.
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