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  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Select the Next-to-Last Item in a PowerShell Array

    Summary: Learn how to select the next-to-last item in a Windows PowerShell array. I have a collection of objects in an array, and I need to select the next-to-last item in the array. How can this be done? Good question … Charlotte Windows PowerShell user group member Brian Wilhite says:...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Above and Beyond the Minimum Requirements

    Summary : Two Microsoft Windows PowerShell experts get extreme with the standard Hello World script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Last month at the Charlotte PowerShell User Group meeting, we played around with some scenarios, and we had each of the attendees work through the tasks...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Compare Two Objects

    Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to compare two objects to view differences and similarities. How can I compare two objects and see the values that differ and exist in both? Charlotte Windows PowerShell User Group member Brian Wilhite says: There is a cmdlet that will make life easy for you. The...
  • Blog Post: Determine Pending Reboot Status—PowerShell Style! Part 1

    Summary : Guest blogger, Brian Wilhite, talks about using Windows PowerShell to determine pending reboot status. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have the first of a two-part series about using Windows PowerShell to determine if a reboot is pending. Brian Wilhite, the writer,...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Discover the Power of WMI and PowerShell

    Summary : Guest blogger, Brian Wilhite, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI in the enterprise. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Brian Wilhite is with us today to share a preview of his presentation for Windows PowerShell Saturday , whiche is coming to you in two weeks on September...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Save Time with Win32_TimeZone and DST Time Changes

    Summary : Write a Windows PowerShell function to determine the status of time changes to daylight savings time. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. At the Windows PowerShell User Group meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brian Wilhite talked about a few of his scripts during the script...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Update DNS IP Address

    Summary: Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 on either Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to update the DNS server IP addresses on a client. How can I update my DNS server IP addresses on my Windows 8 client? According to Brian Wilhite, Charlotte Windows PowerShell user group member: Luckily, there is a Windows...
  • Blog Post: Determine Pending Reboot Status—PowerShell Style! Part 2

    Summary : Guest blogger, Brian Wilhite, talks about using Windows PowerShell to detect a server that is in pending reboot status. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have the conclusion to Brian Wilhite’s guest blog series about detecting pending reboots via Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Adjusting the Case of a String

    Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to adjust the case of an entire string. How can I adjust the case of an entire string? Charlotte PowerShell User Group member Brian Wilhite says: One way to adjust the case (upper or lower) of an entire string object is to call the ToUpper or ToLower methods of the...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: View Static Members of a Type Accelerator

    Summary: Learn how to view static members of a type accelerator in Windows PowerShell. How can I view the static methods and properties of the [math] type accelerator? Charlotte Windows PowerShell user group Brian Wilhite says: To view the methods and properties of the [math] type accelerator,...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: The Easy Way to Create a Custom PowerShell Object

    Summary: Create a custom Windows PowerShell object with the PSCustomObject type accelerator. What’s the easiest way to create a custom object? Charlotte Windows PowerShell User group member Brian Wilhite says: One of the easiest ways to create a custom object is to use the PSCustomObject...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use the PowerShell 3.0 Get-CimInstance Cmdlet

    Summary: Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to connect to servers running Windows Server 2003 with the Get-CimInstance cmdlet. How can I use Get-CimInstance to connect to servers running Windows Server 2003 in my legacy environment? Charlotte Windows PowerShell user group member Brian Wilhite says: The...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Query Running Scheduled Tasks

    Summary: Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to query running scheduled tasks. How do I query “running” scheduled tasks on my computer? Charlotte PowerShell User Group member Brian Wilhite says the following: With Windows PowerShell 3.0, we have a ton of new cmdlets, and we’ll see one...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use the Get-Cimclass Cmdlet to Find WMI Properties

    Summary: Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to find specific WMI properties. How do I find what WMI class contains the Service Pack property? Charlotte PowerShell User Group member Brian Wilhite says: The easiest way to find the WMI class or classes that contain the “Service Pack” property...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Last Logon Times for Virtual Workstations

    Summary : Learn how to Use Windows PowerShell to find the last logon times for virtual workstations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Brian Wilhite. Brian was our guest blogger yesterday when he wrote about detecting servers that will have a problem with an...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Collect VM Performance by Using PowerShell

    Summary: Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 and Windows Server 2012 to collect virtual machine performance information. How do I collect performance data on a daily basis for a specific Hyper-V virtual machine? Charlotte Windows PowerShell User group member Brian Wilhite says: There are two cmdlets that...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell 3.0 to View IP Address Info

    Summary: View detailed IP address information for non-virtual network adapters. How can I obtain detailed IP address information from a non-virtual network adapter? Charlotte PowerShell User Group member Brian Wilhite says: Luckily, there is a cmdlet that does this very thing. The Get-NetIPConfiguration...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Search for Inactive User Accounts in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory

    Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to search for inactive user accounts in Active Directory for Windows Server 2012. How can I query inactive user accounts in my Windows Server 2012 Active Directory environment? Charlotte Windows PowerShell user group member Brian Wilhite says: You can...
  • Blog Post: Check for Daylight Savings Time by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Brian Wilhite, guest blogger, discusses a function to check for transition to daylight savings time. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have a guest blogger. Brian Wilhite has been a guest in the past, and you can see his previous posts here . Brian is speaking at the...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: The Mission for “True-Up” Data Via Get-WmiObject

    Summary : Guest blogger, Brian Wilhite, shares his experience using Windows PowerShell jobs to speed up collecting information from WMI. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This weekend, we will start with guest blogger, Brian Wilhite. Brian Wilhite works as a Windows system administrator...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Change the Mouse Pointer Scheme

    Summary: Guest blogger and Honorary Scripting Guy Brian Wilhite talks about using Windows PowerShell to change a user’s mouse scheme. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have a guest blogger—Brian Wilhite is an Honorary Scripting Guy and member of the Charlotte PowerShell...