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  • Blog Post: PowerShell Spotlight: Scripting Guys at Ignite

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about plans for the Scripting Guys booth at Ignite in Chicago. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson (aka The Scripting Wife) with another edition of PowerShell Spotlight... It is...
  • Blog Post: PSImaging Part 3: Group-ImageFile

    Summary : Guest blogger, Ben Vierck, talks about grouping similar images with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Ben Vierck back for Part 3 in his series about images. Before you begin, you might like to read: PSImaging Part 1: Test-Image PSImaging...
  • Blog Post: PSImaging Part 2: Export-Text from Images

    Summary : Guest blogger, Ben Vierck, talks about using Windows PowerShell to export text from an image. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger Ben Vierck, for Part 2 of PSImaging. Read Part 1 before diving into today’s post: PSImaging Part 1: Test-Image . ...
  • Blog Post: PSImaging Part 1: Test-Image

    Summary : Guest blogger, Ben Vierck, talks about using Windows PowerShell to determine if a file is an image. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am happy to introduce a new guest blogger here at the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog: Ben Vierck. Ben has been around for a while, using and supporting...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Read .exe Magic Number with PowerShell

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to see an .exe magic number. How can I use Windows PowerShell to see the "magic number" associated with an executable file in Windows? The term magic number refers to the bytes that occur at the beginning of every file and identify the format...
  • Blog Post: Update Offline Virtual Machine with PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update: Part 2

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney, talks about updating an offline virtual machine with Windows PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, here. Yesterday, I introduced you to a tool you can use to updating offline virtual machines: Update Offline Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Update Offline Virtual Machine with PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update: Part 1

    Summary : Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney introduces a cool tool for updating virtual machines. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have some virtual machines that are normally offline. They need to be updated on a regular basis, but these machines have no access to the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Mount ISO

    Summary : Easily mount ISO files by using Windows PowerShell. How can I use Windows PowerShell to mount ISO files in Windows 8? Use the Mount-Disk cmdlet and specify the exact path of the ISO file, for example: Mount-DiskImage C:\Media\Filename.ISO
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Update SSL Bindings

    Summary : Microsoft IIS MVP, Terri Donahue, talks about using Windows PowerShell to update SSL bindings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, please welcome back IIS MVP, Terri Donahue . Terri is an IIS MVP, but she also attends the Charlotte PowerShell User Group meetings and events...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Spotlight: Windows PowerShell User Groups

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about Windows PowerShell user groups in this edition of PowerShell Spotlight. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the last Saturday of the month, and that means it is PowerShell Spotlight time. Here is our guest blogger for the...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Fun Things to Do with PowerShell

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about fun things to do with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blog post from Microsoft Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, who shares some fun things to do with...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: German PowerShell Community Conference

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Tobias Weltner, talks about the Windows PowerShell Community Conference in Germany. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I'm drooling today because of the information in this blog post. Teresa and I love to go to Germany. Our last two major vacations have...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Synchronize Delegated Admin Passwords

    Summary : Microsoft PFE and Honorary Scripting Guy, Ian Farr, discusses using Windows PowerShell to synchronize delegated administrator passwords. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Guest blogger and Honorary Scripting Guy, Ian Farr, is back with us today for the conclusion of his series...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Delegate Administrator of RODCs

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, discusses using Windows PowerShell to delegate administrator of RODC. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Honorary Scripting Guy and Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, back for more words of wisdom... Welcome to the third post in a four part series...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Troubleshoot Group Policy Part 2

    Summary : Guest blogger, Alex Verboon, continues his series about using Windows PowerShell to troubleshoot Group Policy. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Alex Verboon. Today Alex adds to his previous blog about using Windows PowerShell to troubleshoot Group...
  • Blog Post: 2014 Honorary Scripting Guys Announced

    Summary : The Honorary Scripting Guys for 2014 are announced. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have been pretty busy, with missing work because of my ear surgery and the holidays and all, so I enlisted the help of the Scripting Wife, Teresa, to write the latest Honorary Scripting Guys...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Work with Active Directory Date Fields

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to work with Active Directory date fields. How can I Use Windows PowerShell to work with date fields in Active Directory? Try the following techniques: # Password last set within the last 30 days? $pwdLastSet = Get-ADUser Administrator -Properties pwdLastSet...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find if User Is Nested Group Member

    Summary : U se Windows PowerShell to find if a user is a nested member of a particular group. How can I use Windows PowerShell to quickly find if a user is a nested member of a particular group, for example, Domain Admins? Use the -RecursiveMatch LDAP filter operator: Get-ADUser -Filter 'memberOf...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory Week: Stale Object Cleanup Guidance—Part 2

    Summary : Scripting tips for cleaning up stale Active Directory accounts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we continue our series about Active Directory PowerShell by Ashley McGlone. Before you begin, you might enjoy reading these posts from the series: Get Started with Active...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get List of FSMO Role Holders

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to get a list of FSMO role holders in Active Directory. I use NETDOM QUERY FSMO to list my domain controllers that hold the FSMO roles, but can I do it with Windows PowerShell? As usual, there is more than one way to do most things in Windows PowerShell, but here...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get Inactive Active Directory Accounts

    Summary : U se Windows PowerShell to get a report of inactive Active Directory accounts. How can I use Windows PowerShell to get a report of inactive Active Directory accounts? The Search-ADAccount cmdlet has a number of parameters and switches to help identify stale accounts: ...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: The Best Ways to Learn PowerShell

    Summary : PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about the best ways to learn Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest post by Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, aka The Scripting Wife. I asked her to talk a little bit about how one goes about learning...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Predictions for 2015

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Don Jones, provides predictions for 2015. Don Jones here. from PowerShell.org and Pluralsight. The Scripting Guy asked me to have another stab at predicting what’s in store for Windows PowerShell in 2015, so without further ado… Folks will realize...
  • Blog Post: 2014: A PowerShell Year in Perspective

    Summary : Richard Siddaway discusses the growth of Windows PowerShell in 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway looks at the world of Windows PowerShell in 2014... The Scripting Guy asked me if I’d like...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: What Should You Learn in 2015?

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, makes a recommendation for 2015. What Windows PowerShell topic should I learn in 2015? Desired State Configuration (DSC). Note Today's PowerTip was supplied by Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway.