Kalen Delaney ( blog | twitter ) has an excellent blog post about Windows Fast Startup and, while I’m not going to repeat what she has said here because, like I already mentioned, it’s an excellent post and I encourage you to read it ( and maybe give her a lil’ subscribe 😉 ), what I will mention is that I encountered this feature with my new laptop and had it interfering with my SQL Server testing (again read her post as to possible causes why).
Using Powershell for documenting Replication had me wondering if there was a way I could get around this using Powershell. So while this is another post that is not about SQL Server, it is about Powershell.
Hey, at least I’m consistent in my consistencies.
What’s the Problem?
Which pops open a window saying the computer will shutdown and, after a delay, that’s what it does.
At this stage I’ve read enough documentation to know that
doesn’t follow the standard Verb-Noun convention of Powershell and that delay was slightly annoying.
Plus, everyone raves about the Get-Help commandlet so I figured I would try that.
Gave me a list of commands and one of them seemed to fit what I wanted.
3 things here.
- You now know how I turn my computer off all the time
- It’s amazing what you can do with Powershell, and
- Kalen says
So you might already know, but I didn’t know, until I learned it, of course.
I didn’t know, but found a work-around so didn’t learn it.
I’d advise you to follow Kalen’s approach (as I’m going to try from now on) but, hey, at least you now know mine.