Daily Archives: September 23, 2009

Windows 7 and the PowerShell ISE

So Windows 7 has a development environment (Integrated Scripting Environment) built in for PowerShell. That’s pretty freakin’ cool…

Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Windows PowerShell -> Windows PowerShell ISE

Remember that the Shell is capitalized 😉

And the awesomeness has just been tempered as I realize that I have PowerShell V2 with the included ISE – but the only way to get this is to run Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2. I was hoping to get this up and romping at work, but evidently I’ll have to wait. As in “a few months.” Seems pretty ridiculous, you would think that Vista and 2008 would have support at the same time…  I was really hoping to do my VMware backups with this tool.  It’s still possible, I suppose, just a little more difficult.  Dang it.

This came out last December but appears to be the best MS can do for my 2008 Server  development box.  That’s a bit of a downer.

Still, it looks promising 🙂


Where is cold clone on vConverter 4 Standalone?

I’ve learned to trust the cold clone version of converter as my defacto conversion tool as you can be sure that it is going to do the job right the first time and not hit issues based on file system depth, etc.

The big question is where is this functionality with the newest version? Hardware support in the bootpe disc (especially network drivers!) is a big deal with newer hardware coming out. Let’s get it together VMware and release a new version. My cold clone CD appears to have last been updated in May 2009 – lame!