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  • Blog Post: Expert Solutions: Beginner Event 9 of the 2010 Scripting Games

    ( Note : These solutions were written for Beginner Event 9 of the 2010 Scripting Games.) Beginner Event 9 (Windows PowerShell) Daniele Muscetta’s journey with computers and software started when he began programming on a Commodore 64 at the age of 10. Daniele preferred...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Use Windows PowerShell to Read a Text File and Update an Environment Variable on Remote Computers?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to read a text file, and connect to a number of different remote machines to update an environment variable. Is this something that can be done using Windows PowerShell? -- ES Hello ES, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. We looked at that specific...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Wife Wonders Why She Got "Only" Two Stars on a Script Submission (2010)

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It was a rough night because PoshCode was down. That is unfortunate, of course. However, having been a network administrator and a consultant, I know that servers do not always behave nicely, and at times applications decide to crash. When I was just starting out...
  • Blog Post: Grab the 2010 Scripting Games Badge!

    Please show your s upport for the 2010 Scripting Games by linking back to us! Copy the code below and paste it into your own blog! <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/tags/2010+Scripting+Games/default.aspx"><img alt="2010 Scripting Games" src="http://bit.ly/2010sgbadge...
  • Blog Post: 2010 Scripting Games: Beginner Event 1--Updating and Creating Registry Keys

    Note : We are no longer accepting entries for this event. See the due dates page for a list of all event due dates. About This Event Division Beginner Date of Event April 26, 2010 Due Date May 3, 2010 Event Scenario...
  • Blog Post: 2010 Scripting Games Leaderboard After Day 6

    This is a snapshot of the ratings of those participants who have submitted scripts through Day 6. The ratings are as of 12:01 A.M. on Tuesday, May 4. Note that these ratings can continue to change as the 2010 Scripting Games go on. Anonymous submissions are not listed. What individual ratings mean...
  • Blog Post: 2010 Scripting Games: Advanced Event 10--Moving Files from the Desktop to a Folder

    Note : We are no longer accepting entries for this event. See the due dates page for a list of all event due dates. About This Event Division Advanced Date of Event May 7, 2010 Due Date May 14, 2010 ...
  • Blog Post: Win One of Two Full Conference Passes to Tech·Ed North America 2010 in New Orleans!

    Big news! Our friends from Tech·Ed 2010 North America have donated two full conference passes to give away as part of the 2010 Scripting Games. (This does not include travel costs or other expenses.) Woohoo! Keep in mind that each pass is worth more than $2,000. But you have to register and participate...
  • Blog Post: 2010 Scripting Games Leaderboard After Day 2

    This is a snapshot of the cumulative ratings of those participants who have submitted scripts through Day 2. Note that the cumulative rating will continue to change as the 2010 Scripting Games go on. Anonymous submissions are not listed. What individual ratings mean: 5 = Exceptional ...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife Works with Dates in Windows PowerShell

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I love getting up early on Saturday morning and spending an hour or so on breakfast. I boil a pot of fresh spring water, carefully pour it into my large ceramic teapot, measure out English Breakfast tea leaves, some lemon grass, and a cinnamon stick, and set it...
  • Blog Post: Support Our Sponsor: /n software (2010)

    NetCmdlets and PowerShell server extend the features of Microsoft Windows PowerShell with a broad range of network management and messaging capabilities including SNMP, LDAP, DNS, Syslog, HTTP, WebDav, FTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, Rexec/RShell, Telnet, SSH, Remoting, and more. NEW: NetCmdlets V2 and PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Expert Solutions: Advanced Event 7 of the 2010 Scripting Games

    ( Note : These solutions were written for Advanced Event 7 of the 2010 Scripting Games .) Advanced Event 7 (Windows PowerShell) James Brundage is a former software developer engineer in testing for Microsoft. He has been a frequent poster on the Windows PowerShell team blog , and he maintains...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Trip Reports from 2010 Scripting Games Winners, Glenn and Boe

    It seems like only yesterday that we were meeting Glenn Sizemore and Boe Prox at Tech · Ed 2010 North America in New Orleans. What? It was more than six weeks ago? Oh, right. Moving on... We asked Glenn and Boe if they would write brief trip reports about their Tech · Ed experiences...
  • Blog Post: 2010 Scripting Games Leaderboard After Day 7

    This is a snapshot of the ratings of those participants who have submitted scripts through Day 7. The ratings are as of 12:01 A.M. on Wednesday, May 5. Note that these ratings can continue to change as the 2010 Scripting Games go on. Anonymous submissions are not listed. What individual ratings mean...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Wife Tackles Beginner Event 8 (2010)

    I thought I was doing well in the 2010 Scripting Games, but as of yesterday, I have dropped down into the mid 40s on the leaderboard . Of course, I am not a real scripter, and I have only been doing this for a few weeks. So the results are not surprising. My submission for Beginner Event 8 ended up...
  • Blog Post: 2010 Scripting Games: Beginner Event 4--Retrieving an Environmental Variable

    Note : We are no longer accepting entries for this event. See the due dates page for a list of all event due dates. About This Event Division Beginner Date of Event April 29, 2010 Due date May 6, 2010 Event Scenario You are using the MSI...
  • Blog Post: Due Dates of All 10 Events in the 2010 Scripting Games

    Note : We are no longer accepting entries for the 2010 Scripting Games. A hearty THANK YOU to everyone who participated. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Even though the 2010 Scripting Games officially last Monday, April 26, through Friday, May 7, we are accepting submissions through...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Log Out a User if They Launch a Particular Application?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to log a user out of their desktop machine if they launch a particular application. This is not for security reasons or to keep people from playing games. This is because we have a really dumb application that requires a specific user...
  • Blog Post: 2010 Scripting Games: Advanced Event 3--Creating Text Files for Class Note-Taking

    Note : We are no longer accepting entries for this event. See the due dates page for a list of all event due dates. About This Event Division Advanced Date of Event April 28, 2010 Due Date May 5, 2010 Event Scenario You need to create...
  • Blog Post: Support Our Sponsor: SAPIEN Technologies (2010)

    SAPIEN Technologies is out to make Windows administrative tasks—whether you're scripting, working with databases, working with XML, or related technologies— simpler. We offer more than just software: We give you more than 20 years of experience, powerful software applications, authoritative...
  • Blog Post: Day 1 Prize Winners! (2010)

    The following is the list of prize winners from Day 1 of the 2010 Scripting Games. We will contact you after the Games are over to get your physical mailing address or (if you won a software license) to send you the information you'll need to download and register what you've won. If you are not registered...
  • Blog Post: Grab the "I Was There!" Badge for the 2010 Scripting Games

    Did you participate in the 2010 Scripting Games? And if so, were you looking for a badge you can publish on your blog, website, or other web property? You've come to the right place! Copy the code below and paste it into your own blog! (The badge is shown just above.) <a href="http://bit...
  • Blog Post: 2010 Scripting Games Leaderboard After Days 11 and 12

    This is a snapshot of the ratings of those participants who have submitted scripts through Days 11 and 12. The ratings are as of 12:01 A.M. on Wednesday, May 12. Note that these ratings can continue to change as the 2010 Scripting Games go on. Anonymous submissions are not listed. Submissions received...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! The Scripting Wife Learns About Environmental Variables

    This week we are following the Scripting Wife as she pushes ahead with her preparations for the 2010 Scripting Games . You can catch up with her progress by reviewing the articles in the archive . Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I woke up this morning, checked my e-mail, and there was a message...
  • Blog Post: Expert Solutions: Advanced Event 10 of the 2010 Scripting Games

    ( Note : These solutions were written for Advanced Event 10 .) Advanced Event 10 (Windows PowerShell) Don Jones http://concentratedtech.com Windows PowerShell MVP Award Recipient Co-Author, Windows PowerShell v2: TFM (3rd Edition) Windows PowerShell Trainer, http://CBTNuggets.com Editor-in...