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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 2

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to enable, disable, and configure firewall rules in Windows Server 2012 R2. Hey, Scripting Guy! I see there are some new Windows PowerShell cmdlets for managing the built-in Windows Server 2012 R2 firewall. Could you lend a friend a hand and give me some help in...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 1

    Summary : Discover Windows PowerShell cmdlets and modules in Windows Server 2012 R2 for networking. Hey, Scripting Guy! I used to use netsh.exe to try to automate my server configurations. I can deal with it, but I heard that you can do a lot of this with Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Port Scanner with Windows PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about creating a port scanner with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The other day, I needed to access my printer. Unfortunately, after several networking changes, I did not remember the IP address of my printer. However...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: PowerShell, Network Adapters, and Domain Name System

    Summary : Learn how to use the networking Windows PowerShell DSC resource. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have said on numerous occasions, “I love Windows PowerShell.” Today is no exception. Today I want to use the Wave 2 version of the xNetworking Module in the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Using PowerShell to Migrate DHCP Servers: Part 2

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, continues his quest to use Windows PowerShell to migrate DHCP servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Ian Farr is back today. You should read the first part of this series before getting into this one: Using PowerShell to Migrate DHCP Servers: Part...
  • Blog Post: Using PowerShell to Migrate DHCP Servers: Part 1

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, talks about using Windows PowerShell to migrate DHCP servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we welcome back guest blogger, Ian Farr . Episode 1: A New Hope In a galaxy very, very near to here, when you are not cleaning-up droids, you...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Modify DNS Settings via Windows PowerShell

    Summary : Guest blogger, Gershon Levitz, talks about modifying DNS settings with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a new guest blogger, Gershon Levitz. Gershon is a senior technical writer for Hyper-V at Microsoft. The floor is yours, Gershon... There...
  • Blog Post: Gathering Network Statistics with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about various ways to gather network statistics by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Hey, it is nearly the weekend! This means we are one week closer to Windows PowerShell Saturday #007... PowerShell Saturday...
  • Blog Post: Enabling and Disabling Network Adapters with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks using Windows PowerShell to enable and disable network adapters. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have spent much of the day working with the various speakers who will be speaking at Windows PowerShell Saturday #007 in Charlotte...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Identify Network Adapter Characteristics

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to identify network adapter characteristics. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am kicking off Network Adapter Week. Note PowerShell Saturday #007 will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Modify the Output of the Ping Command?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I place the current date and time at the beginning of each line of Ping.exe output? -- AL Hey, AL. We have to admit, we were a little shocked by your question. Change the output of the Ping command? Really, AL. Would you ask us to rewrite Romeo and Juliet , giving it a...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Stop Network Adapters on Windows 8

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to stop network adapters on Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The other day a customer asked me, “Is it a Microsoft requirement that all their consultants can’t be more than five...
  • Blog Post: Replace NSLookup with a Built-in Windows 8 PowerShell Function

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, continues his discussion about using Windows PowerShell on Windows 8 to troubleshoot DNS issues. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, I talked about using some of the functions from the DNSClient module to troubleshoot networking issues...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: DHCP Address Conflict Detection

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to configure DHCP address conflict detection. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, it’s the weekend here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This morning it is foggy, and the air is crisp but not cold....
  • Blog Post: More Messing Around with Wireless Settings with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about messing around with wireless settings with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. OK, I will admit it (in case you did not know), I am a geek. I also love my job at Microsoft. I get to play around with Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Logon Sessions

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to discover logon session information for remote computers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. This week we will have one guest blogger for the entire week. Sean Kearney has written a series of blog posts about Windows PowerShell and the Legacy...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Identify Port Connections in Windows 8

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to identify port connections in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. There are only twenty-three days until Windows PowerShell Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina . In fact, as far as I know, we...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Prevent a Computer from Using the LMHosts File?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I prevent a computer from using the LMHosts file? -- MJ Hey, MJ. You know, this was an interesting one, at least for the Scripting Guys. Not because the script was hard to write; that was actually pretty easy. What was hard - at least for us - was to find the LMHosts setting...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Create DNS Mail Exchanger (MX) Records and Have a Text File Generated to Show What Was Created?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! We are adding some new Exchange Servers to our messaging infrastructure, and I want to create some new MX (Mail Exchanger) records in DNS. I do not want to to create these records manually because carpal tunnel is not my friend and manual creation tends to introduce errors. I like...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Change the IP Address Assigned to a Computer?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I change the IP address assigned to a computer? -- RW Hey, RW. To tell you the truth, this is a very difficult question for the Scripting Guys to answer. Not because this is a hard script to write; as you’ll see in a minute, it’s actually pretty easy. No, this is hard for...