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  • Blog Post: Increase PowerShell Command History to the Max (Almost)

    Summary : In Windows PowerShell command history, you may run into the console history limit. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. While I was in Cincinnati, Ohio for their first Windows PowerShell User Group meeting, I had a chance to meet a lot of my old friends. Later that week when I was...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Rename Network Adapters

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8 to rename network adapters. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I received an exciting email yesterday from Lido Paglia. As you may recall, Lido was a winner of the 2012 Scripting Games . I...
  • Blog Post: Learn How IT Pros Can Use the PowerShell AST

    Summary : Guest blogger, Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Bartek Bielawski, shows how to use the Windows PowerShell AST. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Not only do we have a special guest today as our guest blogger, it is a special day in the Scripting House because it is the Scripting Wife’s...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell Functions to Authorize DHCP Servers

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using functions from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to authorize DHCP servers in AD DS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, today it is sunny and about 70 degrees in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is a good thing because I...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Simplify Access to XML Data

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to read XML files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Tomorrow, we have the speaker’s dinner at the house that script built. The Scripting Wife and I have invited all the Windows PowerShell Saturday...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Get Detailed PowerShell Command Lifecycle Information

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a preference variable to provide detailed Windows PowerShell command lifecycle information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This has certainly been an interesting Windows PowerShell week. Yes indeed, it has been a fine Windows...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Intelligent Default Values

    Summary : Windows PowerShell 3.0 introduces the PSDefaultParameterValues automatic variable, which permits creating custom default values. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Life is returning to normal—at least for this week. Next week, the Scripting Wife and I head north where I will...
  • Blog Post: Bespoke Scripting? What Do You Want in PowerShell?

    Summary : Let the Windows PowerShell team know what you would like to see in the next version. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week is a complete geek fest for me. I am in Redmond at the Microsoft Corporation headquarters hanging out with the Windows PowerShell team. This morning...
  • 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: PowerTip: Enable PowerShell Remoting with Public Network

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to enable Windows PowerShell remoting on a network adapter that has a public network profile. How can I enable Windows PowerShell remoting on my system if the network adapter has a public firewall profile? Beginning with Windows PowerShell 3.0,...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Troubleshoot “Provider Load Failure”

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to troubleshoot a “provider load failure.” Hey, Scripting Guy! I ran across what may be an interesting issue for you. In one of our audit scripts last night, we received the following error: Test-Connection...
  • Blog Post: Create a PowerShell Scheduled Job

    Summary : Learn how to create a Windows PowerShell scheduled job. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I are about to straighten up the scripting house after the Windows PowerShell Saturday luau we had on Friday and the scripting slumber party we had over the weekend...
  • Blog Post: Discover Windows PowerShell 3.0 Cmdlets

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about discovering Windows PowerShell 3.0 cmdlets. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. There are still a few tickets available for Windows PowerShell Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 15, 2012. The agenda includes sessions...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Guy Talks About PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step

    Summary : The latest episode of TechNet Radio with the Scripting Guy just went live! Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the good things I have to announce, is that I am continuing my podcast series with Microsoft IT Pro evangelist, Blain Barton. Blain and I have been doing monthly...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell 3.0 Is Now Available for Download!

    Summary : Windows PowerShell 3.0 is now available for download! WooHoo! Windows PowerShell 3.0 is now available to download for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and for Windows Server 2008. Windows PowerShell 3.0 comes in the Management Framework 3.0. You can download Windows PowerShell 3.0 from...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: What Does a PowerShell Module Expose?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about identifying what a Windows PowerShell module exposes to the user. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This is it; today is the day for Windows PowerShell Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you are in the area of the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Modify WMI Data Such as Drive Labels

    Summary: The Scripting Wife learns how to use the CIM cmdlets and Windows PowerShell to assign a new drive label by modifying WMI data. Weekend Scripter: Changing WMI information Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well yesterday, after we got through an extremely long security line at...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Exploring New and Improved PowerShell 3.0 Cmdlets

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, goes spelunking for new and improved Windows PowerShell 3.0 cmdlets. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is officially the last day of my vacation. Tomorrow, early in the morning, I hop on a plane and head to Redmond, Washington for a week...
  • Blog Post: Easily Unblock All Files in a Directory Using PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to unblock all files in a directory. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the day. As those of you who have been reading the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog on a regular basis know, today is the speaker’s...