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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Build a Clock Widget by Using PowerShell and WPF

    Summary : Boe Prox shows how to use Windows PowerShell to build a clock widget. Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. Here's a bit about me: Boe Prox is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell and a senior Windows system administrator....
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Display Known Colors

    Summary : Boe Prox shows how to find all known colors on your computer. How can I use Windows PowerShell to find known colors on my computer and their hex representations? Use the Add-Type cmdlet as follows: Add-Type –assemblyName PresentationFramework [windows.media.colors] | Get-Member...
  • Blog Post: Build a Tool that Uses Constrained PowerShell Endpoint

    Summary : Boe Prox shows how to create a tool that can leverage a remote constrained endpoint to perform a task. Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I create a tool that my Help Desk admins can use to audit and restart services, while limiting their access to the server? —TJ Hello SH, Honorary...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Display Pop-Up Window

    Summary : Learn how to display a pop-up window by using Windows PowerShell. How can I use Windows PowerShell to display a pop-up window to a user when a script or function has completed? There are several ways to display a pop-up window, but the following command doesn’t require loading assemblies...
  • Blog Post: Use Delegated Administration and Proxy Functions

    Summary : Boe Prox shows how to create a secure PSSession endpoint by using delegated administration and a proxy function. Hey, Scripting Guy! There are some great things that I can do with a constrained Windows PowerShell endpoint. But I want to allow a user (who may not have the necessary rights...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Restore Default PSSession Endpoints

    Summary : Learn how to restore default PSSession endpoints. How do I restore my default PSSession endpoints if I accidently unregistered them? Use Enable-PSRemoting to automatically rebuild the remote endpoints on your system: Get-PSSessionConfiguration Enable-PSRemoting –Force #Now...
  • Blog Post: Build Constrained PowerShell Endpoint Using Configuration File

    Summary : Boe Prox teaches you how to build a constrained endpoint by using a configuration file. Hey, Scripting Guy!, is there a better way to lock down my remote endpoint by using something other than a startup script? —SH Hello SH, Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox, here today filling...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Test a PSSession Configuration File

    Summary : Learn how to test a PSSession configuration file. How do I ensure that my PSSession configuration is valid? Use the Test-PSSessionConfigurationFile cmdlet to see if the file is valid (True) or not (False). Test-PSSessionConfigurationFile –Path ConstrainedSession.pssc True
  • Blog Post: Build Constrained PowerShell Endpoint Using Startup Script

    Summary : Learn how to build a constrained endpoint by using a startup script. Hey, Scripting Guy!, how do I lock-down my remote endpoint to only certain commands? —GH Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the second part...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: List Remote PowerShell Endpoint Configurations

    Summary : Learn how to list remote Windows PowerShell endpoint configurations. How can I list remote Windows PowerShell endpoint configurations? Connect-WSMan -ComputerName dc1 sl WSMan: Get-ChildItem dc1\Plugin\microsoft* And here is the output: WSManConfig: Microsoft.WSMan.Management...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to PowerShell Endpoints

    Summary : Learn about Windows PowerShell endpoints and how they relate to remoting. Hey, Scripting Guy! I keep hearing about Windows PowerShell endpoints and constrained endpoints related to remote management. Can you tell me more about these? —KP Hello, KP. Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Find Default Session Config Connection in PowerShell

    Summary : Find the default session configuration connection in Windows PowerShell. How can I determine what default session configuration I can connect to? Use the $PSSessionConfigurationName automatic variable to view the default session configuration: PS C:\Users\Administrator> $PSSessionConfigurationName...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Investigate File Signatures—Part 2

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Boe Prox, concludes this two-part series about investigating file signatures with Windows PowerShell and the .NET Framework. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Boe Prox , for the conclusion of the two-part series he started yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Investigate File Signatures—Part 1

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Boe Prox, talks about investigating file signatures by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This weekend we have a two-part series from guest blogger, Boe Prox … When you work with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM), one...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Audit and Install Windows Patches

    Summary : Learn how to use a free Windows PowerShell module to audit and install patches on Windows systems. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today, I am proud to present a guest blog post written by Boe Prox. Boe has written a really cool module to audit and install software patches on...
  • Blog Post: Tips for Preparing for the 2012 PowerShell Scripting Games

    Summary : Guest commentator, Boe Prox, talks about practical tips for preparing for the 2012 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Guest blogger, Boe Prox , is with us today. He is going to talk to us about preparing for the 2012 Scripting Games. First, a...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Automate SCOM Agent Installations

    Summary : Guest blogger, Boe Prox, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to automate SCOM agent installations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Last month, guest blogger, Boe Prox, wrote a series of blogs about WSUS . Today he is back to talk about SCOM. Boe Prox is currently a senior...
  • Blog Post: Approve or Decline WSUS Updates by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Guest blogger, Boe Prox, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to approve or to decline updates for WSUS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome to the third day of Boe Prox as our guest blogger talking about using Windows PowerShell with WSUS. Day 1: Introduction to WSUS...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell and Pinvoke to Remove Stubborn Files

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Boe Prox, talks about using Windows PowerShell and Pinvoke to delete locked files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blog post by newly crowned Windows PowerShell MVP, Boe Prox. Long-time readers of the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog are...
  • Blog Post: Expert Commentary: 2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 2

    Summary : Microsoft community contributor, Boe Prox, provides expert commentary for 2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 2. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Boe Prox is the expert commentator for Advanced Event 2. Boe is currently a senior systems administrator with BAE Systems. He...
  • 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: Use PowerShell to Find Missing Updates on WSUS Client Computers

    S ummary : Learn how to use the computer target scope with Windows PowerShell to find WSUS client computers that are missing updates. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We are halfway through WSUS Week and some really good stuff from Boe Prox. You can see Boe’s biography in the Day...
  • Blog Post: Use the Free PoshWSUS PowerShell Module for WSUS Administrative Work

    Summary : Learn how to use the free PoshWSUS Windows PowerShell module to administer your WSUS server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We wrap up the weekend and the week with guest blogger, Boe Prox. In case you missed them, here are links for Boe’s blogs: Day 1: Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Windows Software Update Services

    Summary : Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox, shares an excerpt from his contribution to the book, PowerShell Deep Dives . Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week we will not have our usual PowerTip . Instead we have excerpts from seven books from Manning Press. In addition, each blog...
  • Blog Post: Check for Admin Credentials in a PowerShell Script

    Summary : Learn how to check for administrative credentials when you run a Windows PowerShell script or command. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Boe Prox is our guest blogger today. Boe Prox is currently a senior systems administrator with BAE Systems. He has been in the IT industry...