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revised Passwordless psexec on windows
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answered Passwordless psexec on windows
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answered Graphing temperature over time for HP iLo 4
Jan
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comment Query another cluster group from SQL server?
I agree. Your nitpicking is legendary! :-)
Jan
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comment Query another cluster group from SQL server?
What do you mean "64 bit Windows doesn't have it"? If I do start:run: cmd.exe on 64 bit windows, I get... a DOS emulator window.
Jan
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comment Query another cluster group from SQL server?
Hmm.. Not sure what you mean... Have you tried running a console app outside of the DOS (emulator) window? :-)
Jan
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comment Query another cluster group from SQL server?
for reference, I just ran it. It took less than one second, returned this line: "PHCMD120-A Online" Couldn't be any faster or simpler.
Jan
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comment Query another cluster group from SQL server?
Ok, TECHNICALLY there have been NO DOS commands since Windows 3.1. But they follow DOS syntax, and they run in a DOS emulator window... so I still call them DOS commands. I'm a rebel. And it still works fine as of Windows 2008R2... So I'll continue to do it the easy way until it quits working...
Dec
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answered Query another cluster group from SQL server?
Sep
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comment On Windows machines, what is the typical toolchain for remote maintenance?
@ChrisS I use Powershell extensively, and I don't think I'd be sane without it. A couple points: while there is a paid product that enables an SSH-like experience from within Powershell (something like PowerShell Server from /N software) it's not actually Powershell, it's an add-on. And I pity the poor soul who tries to install and configure SQL Server or IIS or whatever strictly through the Powershell interface. It may be possible in theory, but it's going to be very challenging and very frustrating. Especially for someone new to Windows. Keeping it real, you need RDP, sooner or later.
Sep
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comment Performing task on remote window server 2003 machine
+1 for PSexec. Either Powershell or PSexec can be used to "execute a script... and the required task will be performed on the remote machine..." But neither one is truly analagous to telnet/ssh in the unix world. To fully administer a Windows box, you need the gui sooner or later.
Sep
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comment On Windows machines, what is the typical toolchain for remote maintenance?
While powershell is an excellent tool for the Windows admin, it still needs a secure connection, and installing software strictly by means of Powershell (without the gui desktop) would be unnecessarily difficult. You need really need RDP to fully admin a Windows box.
Sep
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answered On Windows machines, what is the typical toolchain for remote maintenance?
Aug
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answered How to find the CPU memory utilization of a Windows 2008 server
Aug
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answered Psexec: “unknown user name or bad password” in workgroup
Aug
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answered Can I open an application before a user logs in?
Aug
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comment Lexmark Printer No Wired Connection?
It appears to me that you're supposed to connect via USB, then turn on the wired network port then proceed from there...
Aug
20
comment Task Scheduler and Virtual Machine Monitoring
Well that matters! :-) So either you write a powershell statement that validates to your satisfaction that a guest vm is "running" (you could simply ping the guest vm...) or you find a Hyper-V equivalent to VMWare's "getstate" command.
Aug
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comment Task Scheduler and Virtual Machine Monitoring
Because the CLI framework has the command to tell you the running state of the guest vm's. You'll have Powershell call a CLI command that says, "What is the running state (getstate) of machine "xyz". The command will return a code to Powershell that you'll act on.