June 2012 archive

Afraid of PowerShell? Watch this video now.

I have been working more and more with PowerShell lately and I love it.  If you want to watch a great introductory 75 minute video to get up to speed quickly, look no further than here: Windows PowerShell Crash Course https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/WSV321 It is presented by Don Jones and Jeffrey Snover.  They share a number of great tricks and …

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Windows 8 / Server 2012 Tip of the Day: Logging Off (and Switching User)

I don’t know why, but I keep forgetting how to log off of Windows 8 / Server 2012 systems.  To do so, go to the Start “screen”, click on your user account picture/name in the upper-right hand corner of the screen, and select “Sign out”.  Or you can ?select “Switch User” from here. Rob This post was …

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Deleting Windows Services that won’t uninstall

I created a Windows Service installer using WiX and included a custom action that called PowerShell to run a script.  Unfortunately, I called the script with the wrong parameters and then the service would not uninstall.  So, I tried a lot of different tricks and finally found a recommendation on the web to run the sc.exe command with the …

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