Month: February 2011

Microsoft Virtual Tech Days: Monitoring & Managing remote Windows 7 desktops with PowerShell – Slides & Scripts

Early this month, I did an online webcast session for MS Virtual Tech Days. This session was around how administrators can manage remote Windows 7 desktops with Windows PowerShell. Here are the slides from that session …. ..and the scripts I used for the demos. The session recording will be available soon. I share it here as soon as it becomes available.

eBook: WMI Query Language via PowerShell

If you read the WQL series of posts on this blog, you may be aware by now that I was working on converting that series in to an eBook. So, finally, I made it. This ebook has 9 chapters (56 pages of WMI and PowerShell goodness) and here is the high-level content outline: Introduction Tools for the job WMI Data queries WMI Event Queries: Introduction Intrinsic Event Queries Extrinsic Event Queries Timer Events WMI Schema Queries WMI Event consumers As you see above, the content of this book much more than what was there in the blog posts. I have included a bonus chapter (WMI event consumers) to show how permanent event consumers can be create using both WMI and the PowerEvents module by @pcgeek86. I’ve spent almost 38hrs of editing on this book. This is excluding the hours my friends — Shay Levy, @Alexandair, Philip LaVoie, and Robert Robelo — spent reviewing the content. I am very thankful to them for spending their weekend reviewing this ebook and providing the feedback. Their feedback really …