PSTypenames for a string object

PS C:\> $myobj = ‘2222’
PS C:\> $myobj.pstypenames
PS C:\> $myobj.pstypenames.add(‘Greg’)
PS C:\> $myobj.pstypenames
PS C:\> [psobject]$myobj2=’2222′
PS C:\> $myobj2.pstypenames.add(‘Greg’)
PS C:\> $myobj2.pstypenames


You have to cast them to PSO first, as it was explained to me on #powershell-help that the string PSO do not propagate members, hence you have to make it manually

Get-VMHostHardware Permission to perform this operation was denied

For a user with read-only

Get-VMHostHardware fails with Permission to perform this operation was denied

Add the Host-Cim-CimInteraction privilege.


Download EJBCA certificate with powershell

i came up with this today

add-type @"
using System.Net;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;
public class TrustAllCertsPolicy : ICertificatePolicy {
    public bool CheckValidationResult(
        ServicePoint srvPoint, X509Certificate certificate,
        WebRequest request, int certificateProblem) {
        return true;
[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::CertificatePolicy = New-Object TrustAllCertsPolicy

you can look up the thumbprint to compare which one it is
get-childitem Cert:\CurrentUser\My

$superadmin = get-childitem Cert:\CurrentUser\My\YOUR_SUPERADMIN_CERT_HASH
invoke-webrequest -Uri "https://infralab.local:32768/ejbca/publicweb/webdist/certdist?cmd=lastcert&installtobrowser=&" -method "Get" -Certificate $superadmin

what's left is to generate the cert order via csr. this just just downloading the already made cert.

vSphere Lookup Service MOB


Using this link:


You can access the list() method, you have to fill out the filterCriteria

Leave it ‘blank’:


and click the Invoke Method.

From the vCenter appliance itself you can  use the list() method using the

/usr/lib/vmidentity/tools/scripts/ list –url https://localhost/lookupservice/sdk –no-check-cert | grep -v ‘SSL’

Mind that it will hide the SSL part to make screen content  more readable.