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  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Local Windows Groups

    Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to create local Windows groups in this step by step Scripting Guy blog post. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have to create some local security groups on my Windows 2008 server. I want to use Windows PowerShell 1.0 because I have not upgraded Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Enable or Disable a Local User Account

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to use Windows PowerShell to enable or to disable a local user account. Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to enable local user accounts on my Windows Server 2008 servers. I have to use Windows PowerShell 1.0 because we are not going to upgrade to Windows...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Add Local Users to Local Groups

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to add local users to local groups using Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have enjoyed your posts this week. It is amazing how often I need to enable the Local Administrator account, or create a new local user or group. One thing you...
  • Blog Post: Use a Module to Simplify Scripting Local Users and Groups

    Summary : Learn how to use a Windows PowerShell module to simplify scripting local users and groups. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. There are two things about a module that I like. The first is it makes it really easy to share with others. The second thing is that it...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Who are the Administrators?

    Summary : Guest blogger, Bill Stewart, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find administrators. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Hello everyone. It is the weekend, and guest blogger, Bill Stewart is going to share his time and knowledge today. Bill is a scripting guru and a moderator...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Local User Accounts

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create local user accounts. Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to create some local user accounts. We are still using Windows PowerShell 1.0 on our Windows 2008 servers, and on our Windows Vista workstations. Therefore...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Change the Passwords of Multiple Local Computer Accounts?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! We have certain accounts that are local accounts. These accounts are created when the computer is built, and the passwords are set and that is it. For as long as the computer exists, these accounts are never touched, and the passwords are never changed. To make matters worse, if indeed...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Create More Than One User, Assign Attribute Values, and Assign the Users to Groups?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I enjoyed your article yesterday about creating a local user account. However, for my purposes I need to be able to create more than one user. Also I would like to be able to assign values to attributes such as the description. If it is not asking too much, I would also like to be...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Create the Same User Account and Password on Multiple Computers?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! We have an application that runs on our local computers. It is a rather old application, and of course it is mission critical. Because this application is not Active Directory integrated, it means that I need to create a local user account on every computer that is going to run this...
  • Blog Post: Use a Free PowerShell Module to Work with Local Accounts

    Summary : Learn how to use a free Windows PowerShell module to simplify working with local users and groups. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Well it is officially the Fourth of July weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. (For those around the globe, the United States celebrates...
  • Blog Post: The Admin’s First Steps: Local Group Membership

    Summary : Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to discover the membership of local groups. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been told I need to check the membership of local groups on all my servers. How...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Identify All Local Users, Groups, and Services on a Local Computer?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I have several computers that seem to be identical, but they act like they are different. I mean, the same person set the computers up, so I imagine he followed the checklist and the machines should therefore be the same. But something weird is going on. What I need is a script that...