Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Great, another overlapping acronym, “M.O.M.”... No not "Microsoft Operations Manager". As you can see I've been Powershell 2.0 Remoting crazy today. And in Powershell 2.0 you will undoubtedly come across the M.O.M. acronym in a vague theory sort of way akin to how the O.S.I. model relates to the day to day tasks of an Network Admin.

Ok so what is M.O.M. you ask?

Mobile Object Model: Jeffry Snover describes the Mobile Object Model in this way "Islands of optimization in a sea of interoperability."

Let’s say your managing a Exchange 12 box remotely. Exchange isn't installed on your remote machine. So there’s no way for your machine to understand the exchange code.

When you are remoting using in Powershell 2.0 objects are serialized then returned to you as XML over the wire. Because the methods of the remote objects are code which didn’t come across the wire you cannot use the methods of the objects while remoting.

Coded based applications like Exchange = Islands of optimization
The serialized XML data = The Sea of interoperability

Ok, that it for a while.

May the PoSH Be with you,
Powershell Jedi

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