Get-Started: ii Captain! Using the Invoke-Item CmdLet

A nifty little PowerShell CmdLet to make use of is Invoke-Item, which also has the alias ii. This CmdLet can be used against files, URLs and other documents and items to invoke the default action against them. An example where we would want to use this is where we generate some output into a file … Read more

Get-Started: PowerShell 3.0 – Mastering parameters with the Show-Command CmdLet

Welcome to the first PowerShell 3.0 post in the Get-Started learning series. Today we are going to work with PowerShell 3.0 and the Show-Command CmdLet. Because this is a PowerShell 3.0 CmdLet I am assuming that you are working with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 or that you have installed the PowerShell CTP for your … Read more

Get-Started – The DiscoPosse PowerShell 101 series

With so much focus on PowerShell for systems administrators today, one thing I wanted to do was to bring scripting to the non-scripters. What I have found quite often is that many of today’s new administrators have not had any exposure to shell commands and scripting because they have not had a need to during … Read more