Wednesday, March 26, 2008

NetCmdlets v2!

I had been hinting recently about some news coming from an established PowerShell vendor:  /n software has just announced version 2 of their NetCmdlets HERE.  It is currently available as a beta release.

Some of the improvements are noted on the page.  Not currently mentioned on the page is that some of the cmdlets now support scriptblocks for values passed to parameters (I don't know which do and which don't).

Now, they've bundled their PowerShell remoting solution into one package.

I'll be blogging more about NetCmdlets soon.  I plan on doing a session on them for my virtual PowerShell user group, and also for the UK PowerShell user group soon.

Monday, March 24, 2008

2008 Scripting Games stats using PowerGadgets

Kirk Munro has put up a script to get some stats from the 2008 Scripting Games.

You'll find his posting HERE with a dashboard image and link to the script he developed.

He did a great job with the script and PowerGadgets!

Windows NETSH Reference

Download HERE.

Windows Server® 2008 Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference

Brief Description

The Windows Server® 2008 Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference provides a comprehensive command reference for networking technologies such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Network Policy Server (NPS), Network Access Protection (NAP), and Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS), among many other technologies for which there are netsh commands

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Windows Command Reference

Brief Description

This download describes the use of the command-line tools used to perform various tasks related to Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.


The Windows command-line tools are used to perform various tasks related to Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.You can use the command reference to familiarize yourself with new and enhanced command-line tools, to learn about the command shell, and to automate command-line tasks by using batch files or scripting tools.

(OK, so this isn't PowerShell, but some of my readers may need to manage Windows 2008 Server Core...)

PowerShell Remoting FAQ

I'm going to start up a PowerShell Remoting FAQ over on  This will mainly deal with the underlying Windows Remote Management service that is used by the v2 CTP as the remoting layer.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Remoting with PowerShell v1

Definitely a good post HERE from the PowerShell DEV team.  I had wondered whether something could be done for remoting via winrm.  My thinking was more along the lines of the shell that would be used on the server end, but this is a neat solution.

Established vendor will release an update...

I first reported HERE that an established 3rd party vendor was to release an update to their product.  It seems this is going to happen this week.