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  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Servers that Need a Reboot

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find servers that need to be rebooted. Hey, Scripting Guy! My boss is a Falstaff sort of character , but every once in a while he does actually have a good idea. When he recently logged on to a server console (don’t...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Configure a New Laptop

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to configure a new laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. WooHoo! My new laptop arrived. Oh, no…I now have a lot of work to do to install and configure Windows 8 on it. You see, I never, never simply...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Detailed Windows Profile Information

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find detailed Windows profile information. Hey, Scripting Guy! I am in a bind. I need to find out who is using what profile on a desktop computer. I also need to find out when the profile was last used. This is because...
  • Blog Post: Use the PowerShell DISM Cmdlets to Manage Windows 8

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses using the DISM module in Windows 8 to work with desktop settings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I are looking forward to the Central Ohio PowerShell User Group (COPUG) in Columbus, Ohio next week. We have...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell and WMI or CIM to View and to Set Power Plans

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell and WMI or CIM cmdlets to view and to set power plans on his laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Tomorrow, the Scripting Wife and I are at the Microsoft Technology User Group in Oslo, Norway. I will...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Compare Modern Apps on Two Computers

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to compare modern app installation on two computers. Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a small cadre of rogue users at work. They work in engineering, and they seem to act like they are beyond the realm of normal IT control...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Manage Windows Network Locations

    Summary : Guest blogger, Microsoft PFE, Chris Wu, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows network locations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have another guest blog by my good friend Microsoft premier field engineer (PFE), Chris Wu . Chris started his career...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Detect Power State and to Set Power Plan

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to detect the power state on his laptop and to set the appropriate power plan. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This evening in Oslo, Norway, the Scripting Wife and I are attending the Microsoft Technology...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Change Computer Icon Caption to Computer Name

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to change the caption of the computer icon to local computer name. Changing desktop icon captions Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Charlotte Windows PowerShell User Group this past Thursday was a lot...
  • Blog Post: The Easy Way to Monitor for an IP Address by Using PowerShell

    Summary : The Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to monitor for acquiring an IP address. Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a problem. It seems that when people with laptops come into the office, it takes forever for them to obtain network access. On the tool bar, a blue...
  • Blog Post: Conditional User Profile Deletion Revisited

    Summary : Guest blogger, Bob Stevens, revises his script for conditional user profile removal. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am happy to welcome back guest blogger, Bob Stevens . Take it away Bob… Previously I released a blog post entitled Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell...