Updating PowerShell v3 Using a Proxy

Because my company uses a proxy to access the internet, the Update-Help doesn’t work in PowerShell.  And since it’s a company wide proxy, I can’t just go to a machine without it and download the help files and then import them into PowerShell.  After some digging around I found the solution below.  It’s not marked as the answer in this TechNet article, but it did the trick for me.

$webclient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$creds = Get-Credential
$webclient.Proxy.Credentials = $creds
update-help

Installing 2010 Exchange Management Tools on Windows 8

This is all over the internet so it’s nothing new, but since I had to go to a couple of different places to get the whole picture I am putting it here.

You can install Exchange 2010 Management Tools on Windows 8 by temporarily modifying the registry setting below.  Note that the Management Tools need to Exchange 2010 SP2.  Exchange 2010 SP3 doesn’t work because it does an organizational check, which had all kinds of failures about the AD Schema and that I wasn’t a member of Enterprise/Schema Admins (even though I am).

Change the registry value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionCurrentVersion from 6.2 to 6.1 .  This change will be reverted upon a restart.

Credit for the registry key value goes to this thread where I originally found it.

My Name Is……

Dear All Recruiters –

My name is Jacob.  Not Jason.   Say it again.  Jacob, not Jason.

You will not find my name on this website, on Twitter, on LinkedIn, on Facebook or anywhere else as Jason so please stop addressing emails and LinkedIn messages to Jason.  If you can’t even get that one “small” detail correct, I have zero interest in communicating with you.

Thanks,

Jacob