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  • Blog Post: JSON Is the New XML

    Summary : June Blender provides a primer about JSON. Honorary Scripting Guy, June Blender, here. Today I'm going to introduce you to JSON. June is a writer for the Windows Azure Active Directory SDK. She is also a frequent contributor to the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog and for PowerShell.org....
  • Blog Post: Remediate Active Directory Members that Don't Support LVR

    Summary : Ian Farr talks about using Windows PowerShell to find and remediate Active Directory members that don’t support linked-value replication. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we welcome back Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, as our guest blogger. To read more of Ian's previous...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell and TFS: The Basics and Beyond

    Summary : Learn about Windows PowerShell and Team Foundation Server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am happy to introduce a new guest blogger, Susan Ferrell. Susan has spent most of her professional life working with computers, from basement tech startups to high-end datacenters...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and the Land of Forgotten Modules: Part 5

    Summary : Explore and discover the additional Windows PowerShell modules in Windows 8.1. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here this week. Today, I'll wrap up our journey into the land of modules that are part of Windows 8.1. You also might enjoy reading: Windows 8.1 and the Land...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: List All Running Tasks in Windows 8.1

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell in Windows 8.1 to show all running tasks in Task Scheduler. Sometimes I get CPU spikes on a server. As part of troubleshooting, I need to know the processes and which are scheduled tasks. Is there a way for Windows PowerShell to show me which tasks are running now...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and the Land of Forgotten Modules: Part 4

    Summary : Explore and discover the additional Windows PowerShell modules in Windows 8.1. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here this week. Today's post is the fourth in a series, and today we’re going to delve in the wonders of the Print Management module for Window PowerShell! You...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: List all Local Printers in Windows 8.1

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell in Windows 8.1 to list locally attached printers. How can I use Windows PowerShell in Windows 8.1 to give me a list of network-connected printers? Use the Get-Printer cmdlet and filter on the type of connection: Get-Printer | Where { $_.Type –eq ‘Connection’...
  • 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: Windows 8.1 and the Land of Forgotten Modules: Part 3

    Summary : Explore and discover the additional Windows PowerShell modules in Windows 8.1. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here this week unwrapping more of these little modules I have found in my shiny new Windows 8.1 operating system. You also might enjoy reading: Windows 8.1 and the...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Audit Shares

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell in Windows 8.1 to audit shares on a workstation. Is there an easy way to use Windows PowerShell to identify shares on a workstation and who has access to them? Use a combination of the Get-SMBShare and Get-SMBShareAccess cmdlets: Get-SMBShare | Get-SMBShareAccess
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and the Land of Forgotten Modules: Part 2

    Summary : Explore and discover the additional Windows PowerShell modules in Windows 8.1. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here this week to go where no Scripter has boldly gone before! Into the modules that are often overlooked in Windows 8.1! “Dude! No!” “Dude, yes...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Enable IIS in Windows 8.1 with PowerShell

    Summary : Use the DISM cmdlets to enable the built-in IIS component in Windows 8.1. Is there a quick and easy way to enable IIS in Windows 8.1on my developer laptops? With Windows 8.1, you only need to enter one line in Windows PowerShell: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature –online –featurename...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and the Land of Forgotten Modules: Part 1

    Summary : Explore and discover the additional Windows PowerShell modules in Windows 8.1. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here this week to have a little interesting fun. We’re going to dive undercover and take a look at some of the additional modules that are built-in to Windows 8.1...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Update Windows Defender with PowerShell

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets in Windows 8.1 to update the antivirus definitions. How can I use Windows PowerShell, rather than navigating the GUI, to force updates for Windows Defender? In Windows 8.1, you can execute the following cmdlet and bring the Windows Defender up to date: ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 7

    Summary : Manage DNS server settings with Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012 R2. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. Our final part of the Windows PowerShell Network Week series has arrived. You also might enjoy reading: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 1 Windows...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: List Contents of DNS Zone with PowerShell

    Summary : Use the DNS server cmdlets in Windows Server 2012 R2 to show contents of a zone. I used to take screenshots and print screens to document my DNS server zones. Can I do this with Windows PowerShell? To list all zones in a DNS server, in Windows Server 2012 R2 use the Get-DNSServerZone...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 6

    Summary : Manage DHCP server settings in Windows Server 2012 R2 with Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. This weekend, I’m getting a little geeky. I’m going to continue with more of Windows PowerShell and the network cmdlets. This is the sixth part in a series...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: List DHCP Server Clients with PowerShell

    Summary : Use the DHCP server cmdlets in Windows Server 2012 R2 to show current clients. How can I use Windows PowerShell to show my current DHCP server clients? Use the Get-DHCPServerv4scope and Get-DHCPServerv4Lease cmdlets piped together: Get-DHCPServerv4scope | Get-DHCPServerv4Lease
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 5

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to work with IP addresses and DNS. Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I add the DNS settings to the network adapter in Windows Server 2012 R2? I’m a little lost on this one. —RJ Hello RJ, Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here today to pour...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get DNS Settings

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to retrieve local DNS server addresses. With IPconfig, I used to pipe output to the FIND command to filter only DNS information. Is there a better way to do this in Windows Server 2012 R2? Use the Get-DnsClientServerAddress cmdlet: Get-DnsClientServerAddress...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 4

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to work with IP addresses in Windows Server 2012 R2. Hey, Scripting Guy! Now that we have Windows PowerShell cmdlets to use throughout Windows Server 2012 R2, is there any easier way to assign IP addresses to network adapters? —EL Hello EL, Honorary...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get IP Addresses

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to retrieve IP addresses. Is there a way to use Windows PowerShell to check IP addresses without use IPconfig ? In Windows Server 2012 R2, use the new Get-NetIPAddress cmdlet: Get-NetIPAddress If you like the output in a table, use: Get-NetIPAddress | Format...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 3

    Summary : Use PowerShell to identify and disable network adapters in Windows Server 2012 R2. Hey, Scripting Guy! I would love to know if there is an easy way to work with my physical adapters in a Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. Specifically, can you show me which adapters are live? —TM...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Rename Network Adapter

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to rename network adapters in Windows Server 2012 R2. Is there a way to use Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012 R2 to rename a network adapter? Use the Rename-NetAdapter cmdlet. For example, to rename the network adapter called “Ethernet” to “ManagementPort”...