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iPowerShell Pro: How to select, edit and execute shared scripts on your server

Friday, June 7th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
Continuing with our series of iPowerShell Pro V3 features brings us to the Scripts button on the enhanced mobile PowerShell Web Access (PSWA) console. To start off, you need to make sure that your server has access to the same cloud based folder that you are connected to on iPowerShell Pro. Make sure that the cloud service that you are using is installed on your server, i.e. if you are using Dropbox, install the dropbox client on your server. You can "share" the scripts folder in several ways. 1) Create a folder under your cloud service folder on your server…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to use the pipeline builder

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
Picking up where we left off, let's take a closer look at the enhanced mobile PowerShell Web Access (PSWA) console that is provided by iPowerShell Pro V3. When you first sign in to PSWA with iPowerShell Pro the console will flash a few times. Upon console startup, we are resetting the font size and the console size to be appropriate for the device that you are using it on. After that, the console will resize whenever you rotate the device. In order to gain access to the enhanced features (and to log out of a PSWA session) you must DOUBLE TAP…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to connect to your PSWA server

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
The latest version of PowerShell has added a wonderful new feature called PowerShell Web Access (PSWA). Using this feature, an admin can create a web based access point through which they can use PowerShell to manage their servers. We won't go into the details of how this works, but rather, let us tell you about how iPowerShell Pro enhances this feature for use on your mobile devices. As you can see from the screen shot below, iPowerShell V3 has 2 new Services in its services list: Servers and Scripts. By tapping on the Servers list item, iPowerShell Pro will display…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to setup and manage scripts with cloud drive services

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
iPowerShell Pro V3 enables script editing and updating scripts on the server. We have a Script Management service that helps you edit, copy, move and delete scripts and folders that are on your servers through connected cloud services. Follow the steps below to connect to your cloud services and manage your scripts. First select the Cloud Service where your scripts are stored on. If you have never logged onto that specific cloud service from this device before, you will be prompted with a service specific login dialog. Complete that dialog to login and grant iPowerShell Pro access to the cloud…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to add videos

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
You can add any .mov, .mp4 and .m4v formatted videos to iPowerShell Pro such as the SAPIEN produced PowerShell video training series available at http://www.sapien.com/training by following the instructions below: Connect your device to iTunes. Select the device in the Devices section of the left column. Click on the "Apps" button at the top of the Main Window area. Scroll down until you see the "File Sharing" section. In the "APPS' list, select iPowerShell Pro. Drag the appropriate files (.mov, .mp4 or .m4v) into the iPowerShell Pro Documents list. Launch iPowerShell Pro on your device. Select Videos from the Services…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to add manually generated Alias tables

Friday, May 31st, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
iPowerShell Pro uses a simple text file for listing Aliases in the Alias module. Each entry is a single line. The "alias" comes first, followed by a space and the cmdlet name followed by a CRLF. Please use all lowercase for the filename. Examples are shown below: ? Where-Object ac Add-Content Save the file as a text file using the format: <filename>.table DO NOT name your file: alias.table as this will override the standard alias table when you add it to the system. You can modify the standard alias table by adding your own aliases, although this is NOT recommended…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to add manually generated About_Help files

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
The Powershell About Help file is a simple 80 character wide .txt file with a CRLF at the end of each line of text. Section names are typically all in caps and left justified. Section content is indented 4 spaces. Section names and content are separated by a single CRLF while sections are separated from each other by 2 sucessive CRLFs. Please use all lowercase for the filename. About help files are typically named using the following format: about_<topic name>.help.txt where <topic name> is the about help topic you are writing about.   You can add you own About_Help files…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to add manually generated help files

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
iPowerShell Pro uses two mandatory files to display cmdlet help: the PowerShell Help Formatted XML file and an automatically generated .index file. We also use three optional files: a user-generated .info file and two user created .png files. The .xml file (required) Properly formatted PowerShell Help files can be created manually using an XML editor like SAPIEN's PrimalXML, a standard text editor like PrimalScript, or by using third party tools such as the Cmdlet Help Editor put out by the PowerShell team. Please use all lowercase for the filename. The .index file (automatically generated) The .index file is automatically generated when you…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to get your initial data sets

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
iPowerShell Pro initially ships without any cmdlets, etc. You should connect to Wi-Fi to download the initial data set, as the V3 cmdlet set is quite extensive and can take a couple of minutes to download. Downloading the data onto your device: Tap on the Cmdlets Service. You will be prompted to "Get Cmdlets". Press "OK" Wait until the list is filled Repeat the above procedure for "Aliases" and "AboutHelp"   As an alternative to downloading the data set from our servers, you can use the V3 Powershell cmdlet Save-Help -DestinationPath <path to save folder> to download the current cmdlet…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: Sneak Peek Part 3

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
So if you read the previous post in this series, you'd know that we enable script editing and updates to scripts on the server. We also have a Script Management service that helps you edit, copy, move and delete scripts that are on your servers. First select the Cloud Service where your scripts are stored on. [caption id="attachment_6047" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 1: Select a Cloud Service[/caption] Select the folder that contains your scripts for a specific server. [caption id="attachment_6046" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 2: Cloud Service Folder List[/caption] Select the Script you want to manage. [caption id="attachment_6048" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 3:…   More »