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I'm a server admin working with Windows Server, PowerShell, VMware, SolarWinds, etc.


Apr
26
comment Advice re simplest possible windows servers with failover capability?
As I was falling asleep last night, I realized that should have just said "continuous data protection (CDP)". I thought block level backup was another term to describe that as well, but I'm not a backup guru. Basically, such programs capture changes at the block level (surprise!) rather than file level. Backups are very fast (hundreds of GB in minutes because they are making an incremental image compared to the last backup. It's the same concept as Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy.
Apr
25
answered Advice re simplest possible windows servers with failover capability?
Apr
20
revised Having difficulty getting multi-line Powershell regex to work - no matches
added multiline example
Apr
20
comment Having difficulty getting multi-line Powershell regex to work - no matches
Fair enough. That's how I approach these things too. I will amend my comment with another approach.
Apr
19
revised Having difficulty getting multi-line Powershell regex to work - no matches
a more complete example
Apr
19
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Apr
19
revised Having difficulty getting multi-line Powershell regex to work - no matches
added 109 characters in body
Apr
19
answered Having difficulty getting multi-line Powershell regex to work - no matches
Apr
12
answered PowerShell Remoting w/ Exchange 2010: Value cannot be null
Apr
9
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Apr
9
comment SNMP keeps crashing
@user70410, I navigated to a similar registry value: "Pathname"="C:\\Program Files\\Adaptec\\Adaptec Storage Manager\\aus-snmp.dll" Deleting this solved my problem. Thanks!
Apr
3
answered How do I (robustly) remotely execute tasks on Windows workstations in a domain?
Apr
2
comment Purge print driver cache on windows 7 with powershell script
oh ok. So if you try to delete the old driver, what happens? Files are locked? In that case, fire up Sysinternals Process Explorer and see which process has the driver locked. Kill that, and try to delete the files...
Mar
28
comment Purge print driver cache on windows 7 with powershell script
what is the problem with the current script?
Mar
27
comment How do I execute a powershell script via group policy?
if you are writing to C:\, make sure you have permission to do so. That's why I used the %userprofile% variable.
Mar
27
comment How do I execute a powershell script via group policy?
push files to computers in GPO: Computer Configuration - Preferences - Windows Settings - Files.
Mar
26
answered Purge print driver cache on windows 7 with powershell script
Mar
26
comment How do I execute a powershell script via group policy?
Something like this would do the trick: echo "test" > "%userprofile%\desktop\test.txt" that's a .BAT file on the scripts tab, not on the PowerShell tab.
Mar
26
answered How do I execute a powershell script via group policy?
Mar
26
comment How do I execute a powershell script via group policy?
Another option would be to use another GPO to push the script to the local computer and execute it from there.