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Script Browser for ISE

great addon for ISE. you have access to thousand of scripts and can do analyze of your script.

polish version –

missing NIC driver in WinPE boot image ? no problem


How to get the cause of high CPU usage by DPC, Interrupt

i found very good, short desription how to detect cause of high CPU by DPC:

and two interesting tools:

checking server roles with powershell

how to check server feature configuration using powershell:


get-windowsfeature WDS*

Find tasks and services

I created cmdlet to find service and tasks on remote/local computer. I uploaded it to Technet Gallery. Look here:

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Test remote SQL connectivity EASILY

i found an easy way to test remote connection to mssql – answer UDL file:

What’s New for Active Directory in Server 2012 R2?

good info about new things and changes in AD W2012 r2:


Powershell quotes difference and subexpression

If i learn some topic by myself i got some empty spaces in knowledge. In powershell (in other langs too)  i had always problem with remembering quotes diff and sub expression. Now i have got great book „Powershell in action” Bruce Payette ( and done some refresh and learning.


quotes – single and double

…In double-quoted strings, to embed the closing quote character you have to either quote it with the backtick character or double it up. In other words, two adjacent quotes become a single literal quote in the string.

…PowerShell supports variable substitutions. These variable substitutions or expansions are only done in double-quoted strings (which is why these are sometimes called expandable strings)…

…In single-quoted strings, doubling up the quote is the only way to embed a literal quote in the string. This is one area where an important difference exists between single- and double-quoted strings: in single-quoted strings, the backtick isn’t special. This means that it can’t be used for embedding special characters such as newlines or escaping quotes…



…The expression in the $( … ) sequence in the string is replaced by the result of evaluating the expression…