Windows Management Framework 3.0 Compatibility Update

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 3.0, (currently distributed as KB2506146 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 and KB2506143, for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) has been temporarily removed from Windows Update to protect from accidental installations on unsupported systems. Those who want to install WMF 3.0 to take advantage of all the great… Read more

WMI cheat sheet for PS users

Hi, We got multiple requests to publish the cheat sheet for CIM Cmdlets that was distributed in Tech Ed NA this year. Responding to popular demand, this document is attached as PDF . This is a great resource put together by WMI team for people who want to get started with CIM cmdlets. Standard disclaimer :-)…. Read more

Joining Multiple Tables, Grouping and Evaluating Totals

Joining Multiple Tables, Grouping And Evaluating Totals This is a continuation to the Join-Object blog post considering multiple joins and SQL style grouping and total evaluation. Problem: In the Join-Object blog we’ve seen that relational data naturally organizes in multiple tables. Once we have those tables, we frequently want to see the information back together, so we… Read more

Windows Management Framework 3.0 Available for Download

We hope that you’ve been enjoying all of the great new Windows PowerShell 3.0 features in Windows Server 2012. We wanted to make sure that everyone knows the final release of Windows Management Framework 3.0 is also available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. Windows Management Framework 3.0 makes much of the same great… Read more

Managing Hardware devices from PowerShell

Steve did a very cool blog post last month about managing hardware that implements standard DMTF profiles (examples: Intel AMT , Broadcom TruManage ) He has also published a PowerShell module on TechNet script center to help IT Pros. This module has been built on top of new CIM Cmdlets.   Take a… Read more

Introduction to CIM Cmdlets

PowerShell 3.0 shipping with Windows server 2012 and Windows 8 brings a new set of Cmdlets to manage any server or device that complies with CIM and WS-Man standards defined by DMTF. In this blog post we will explore these new Cmdlets and how can they help IT Pros in managing a datacenter. The list… Read more

New-Workflow –MakeItEasy: Authoring Workflows using PowerShell Extended Syntax

Some time back, in his blog post, Jeffrey Snover introduced one of the new Windows PowerShell 3.0 feature – Windows PowerShell Workflow. In that post, you saw a glimpse of how to author workflows using PowerShell syntax. This post dives into more details of authoring workflows using PowerShell syntax and various extensions to it. Why… Read more

Windows PowerShell Web Access – Installation guide II

This blog is a continuation of the post on Basic installation guide for PowerShell Web Access. In the basic installation blog, we configured IIS with the default values used by the Install-PswaWebApplication cmdlet. This is the simplest way to install and configure the feature.   The video below illustrates two more ways to configure IIS… Read more


Problem: How do I join two lists of objects into a single list? Or the equivalent: How do I join two CSV files into a single one? Note that joining makes sense only when the two lists or CSV files have something in common.   Why do we need Join? If you know why you… Read more

Introducing Management OData Schema Designer

We are excited to introduce the new Management OData Schema Designer tool. The tool’s goal is to accelerate evaluation /development on top of “Management OData IIS Extension” optional Windows Server 2012 feature. A very informative introduction about this feature can be found in the Standards based management in Windows Server 8 by Jeffrey Snover and… Read more