Category Archives: Windows 2012

Show-PSDemo function – Simple way to demo scripts.

While working on my PowerShell demo scripts today, I decided to create a simple function to display my scripts during my presentations.  Here’s my new and simple Show-PSDemo function: It has one parameter “-FileLocation” which is you full folder and … Continue reading

Posted in PowerShell, Windows 2012, Windows 8 | Comments Off on Show-PSDemo function – Simple way to demo scripts.

PowerShell – Start getting your Computer Last BootUp Time

The PowerShell community has done an Excellent job in providing LOTs of sample codes. But sometime can be very intimidating for a beginner to understand. Well, PowerShell can be both simple, and complicated but not impossible to learn. Is good … Continue reading

Posted in PowerShell, Windows 2012, Windows 8 | Comments Off on PowerShell – Start getting your Computer Last BootUp Time

Create PowerShell SMO scripts without installing SQL Server

There’s no need to install SQL Server to create PowerShell SMO scripts.  So, how I do this?  You need three stand-alone packages from the “Microsoft® SQL Server® 20xx Feature Pack”.  Notice the “xx” in the SQL Server version.  This is … Continue reading

Posted in PowerShell, SQL Server, Windows 2012, Windows 8 | Comments Off on Create PowerShell SMO scripts without installing SQL Server

Installing SQL Server 2012 on Server Core 2012

The Truth, it wasn’t easy.  I look around some blogs but they always failed to mention what was done prior to the actual installation of SQL Server on a Server Core machine.  But, installing SQL Server on a Server Core … Continue reading

Posted in PowerShell, SQL Server, Windows 2012 | Comments Off on Installing SQL Server 2012 on Server Core 2012

Windows PowerShell v3.0 (RTM) Resource Links- Start Now!

As the RTM release of PowerShell will becomes available soon, here’s some resource information links you may want to take into consideration. Download the Windows Management Framework 3.0 RTM: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595 Windows PowerShell 3.0 and Server Manager Quick Reference Guides: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30002 … Continue reading

Posted in PowerShell, Resources, Windows 2012, Windows 8 | Comments Off on Windows PowerShell v3.0 (RTM) Resource Links- Start Now!