Monthly Archives: April 2014

Understanding The PowerShell Help System: Get-Help

CMDLET Name : Get-Help What it does: Displays information about how to use a particular cmdlet or function. Most people when they start out with PowerShell are not aware of the extensive help that PowerShell ships with and as such may perceive PowerShell to be a difficult language. In reality the truth couldn’t be any […]


In the last article we learnt how to extend a Type with Update-TypeData today we will learn how to get the output to look just the way we want using Update-FormatData CMDLET Name : Update-FormatData What it does: This cmdlet lets you update the formatting data without restarting Windows PowerShell. When you run Get-Service without […]

Extending Win32_PhysicalMemory with Update-TypeData

CMDLET Name : Update-TypeData What it does: Let’s you add new properties, modify existing properties, add new methods, define a key property to sort databy, define exactly what properties you want to see when the cmdlet is typed without any select statements. Every object in PowerShell has a Type associated with it that defines the object. […]

WMIX – PowerShell WMI extensions Part 2

In Part –1 we learnt how to obtain and install the ‘WMIX’ module. In this part we will spend some time using some of the functions from the module.   Get-ComputerSystem PS C:\> Get-ComputerSystem     Domain              : WORKGROUP Manufacturer        : VMware, Inc. Model               : VMware Virtual Platform Name                : VM1 PrimaryOwnerName    : Kiran TotalPhysicalMemory […]

WMIX– PowerShell WMI Extensions

Today i will be looking at an useful PowerShell module called “WMIX” created by Kirk Munro of quest powergui fame.   Download  – WMIX: What it Does: Enumerates all the WMI classes on the system where it is run and creates PowerShell advanced functions out of them complete with help and examples! Take […]