Is there any way to control the Transport Server (subcomponent ofWindows Deployment Services) via Po

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by Chris Doherty, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Does the Transport Server expose any functionality through a COM or WMI
    (or anything else) interface that can be manipulated via PowerShell?
    The docs say that the only way Transport Server can be managed is with
    wdsutil, but we would like not to have to shell out to an external
    binary if at all possible.
     
    Chris Doherty, Dec 5, 2008
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  2. Not an Exchange pro...

    I wasn't aware of this limitation/documentation. It may explain some
    errors others have been reporting:

    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...A5C-A537-45F5D7ABBECC&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=&p=1

    So, what task(s) are you looking to accomplish? Aren't they any cmdlets
    that can accomplish your task?

    Marco

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    Marco Shaw [MVP], Dec 5, 2008
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  3. Sorry, I'm talking about Transport Server the subcomponent of Windows
    Deployment Services, not the Exchange Transport Server. As a standard
    role in Server 2008, I'm assuming there's a COM or WMI object I can use
    to manipulate it, but I can't find any documentation.
     
    Chris Doherty, Dec 5, 2008
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  4. Sorry, I'm talking about Transport Server the subcomponent of Windows
    Deployment Services, not the Exchange Transport Server. As a standard
    role in Server 2008, I'm assuming there's a COM or WMI object I can use
    to manipulate it, but I can't find any documentation.
     
    Chris Doherty, Dec 5, 2008
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  5. OK, it's right there in the subject... Sorry.

    There is a wdsutil command-line that should work from PowerShell.

    There's also a microsoft.public.windows.powershell newsgroup for
    PowerShell...

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530729(VS.85).aspx

    The above link says:
    "There is no API for the WDS management components. These components are
    a set of tools that you use to manage the server, operating system
    images, and client computer accounts."

    That would leave me to believe you can't manage WDS other than possibly
    with wdsutil...

    Marco

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    15th, 2008)
    *PowerShell Co-Community Director - http://www.powershellcommunity.org
    *Blog - http://marcoshaw.blogspot.com
     
    Marco Shaw [MVP], Dec 6, 2008
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