Misleading ‘Pipe’ Symbol Location on Microsoft Keyboard

During my first proper outing into the world of VMware PowerCLI I had to start using the pipe (ie: | ) symbol in some of my command expressions within the command window.  Now, the pipe symbol on my Microsoft keyboard appeared straight forward enough (see image below) on the keyboard’s layout though upon pressing it in the PowerCLI window I received a broken looking pipe symbol instead (ie: ¦ ) which of course PowerCLI doesn’t like when I tried to execute the command.  Strangely enough … [Read more...]

Using Task Scheduler to run a PowerShell Script

Although this is quite a straight forward thing to implement searching around on the web it did appear that there is some confusion around what to put where when specifying a PowerShell script from Windows Server Task Scheduler.  So I thought I’d put together this brief post.  In this example I am using MS Windows Server 2008 to schedule a PowerShell to run.  If we were to try and run a PowerShell from a normal command line we’d type the following: powershell.exe … [Read more...]