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  • Blog Post: Second contribution to the Script Repository

    I was cruising around the internet when I came across many users having issues with the visibility of the IE 10 and 11 scrollbar. I have noticed on some monitors and color combinations that the bar is sometimes difficult to see. So I fixed it up with some PowerShell. The script will change the IE scrollbar...
  • Blog Post: First Contribution to the Script Repository

    For anyone that hasn't seen it, the Microsoft Script Repository, http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter, is a great place to find all types of scripts, VBScript, JavaScript, PowerShell, etc. Today I uploaded a script that will work like a drive duplicator for Windows Image files(.wim)....
  • Blog Post: Tip 47: One Windows System Stability Index Score to Rule Them All

    This tip is for Windows Vista, 2008 Server RTM and up. Since I talked about Wbemtest.exe and Windows System Stability Index in the last posts I thought I would do something useful with the treasure trove of reliability information available through WMI. Usually the System Stability Index is shown...
  • Blog Post: Tip 39: Set Visual Upgrade Back to Previous Version Part Deux

    This tip is for SharePoint Foundation 2010 , SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express . So you have your heart set on the WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 look; I know, how could you not just looooove it? But have just installed a fresh new SharePoint 2010 farm. Or, you have visual upgraded your sites...
  • Blog Post: Tip 38: SharePoint 2010 Enable Visual Upgrade on Sites with PowerShell

    This tip is for SharePoint Foundation 2010 , SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express . When upgrading to SharePoint 2010 from WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007 or Search Search 2008 there are some choices on whether or not the administrator wants to upgrade sites to the new SharePoint 2010 look and...
  • Blog Post: Fun PowerShell Logging Function

    Here is a fun little PowerShell code example that you can use in your scripts to log information to a file and the console. To call the function use the following format. #Set variables [string]$global:LogFileName = "c:\temp\Import-Upgrade.txt" $global:stream = [System.IO.StreamWriter...
  • Blog Post: Tip 52: Mixing the Old and New; Setting a Printer’s Print Processor Using PowerShell, WMI and Setprinter.exe

    This tip has a little bit of everything thrown into the mix. Old Windows Resource Kit files, PowerShell, WMI and printers all in one; for the same low price of free! I just helped one our hardware partners on an issue with printing. Turns out I don’t know as much as I thought about the subject...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V 2012 Compare-VM PowerShell Cmdlet Error

    I wanted to get this information out as when I was researching the error below I could not find any information on it online or in our internal database. Hopefully it helps someone out there and they don't have to have a night sleep to have their, eureka moment. When running Compare-VM command...