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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: The Easy Way to Manage Disk Drives

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage disk drives on his Windows 8 laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, the Scripting Wife and I are back in Dortmund, Germany. We will spend the day with Windows PowerShell Guru Klaus...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Optimize Hyper-V VHD Size

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to optimize Hyper-V VHD disk size. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of my favorite Windows 8 features is that (depending on the age of your laptop) you can add real-live, honest-to-goodness Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 and the CIM Cmdlets to Explore WMI Classes

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 and the CIM cmdlets to explore WMI classes. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, the Scripting Wife and I are on the train from Dortmund to Geneva. Teresa was really smart and found tickets for us...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Workflows: A Practical Example

    Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy and PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway concludes his exciting series on Windows PowerShell workflows with a practical example. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the last article in the most excellent Richard Siddaway workflow 8-part series. ...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Automatically Download TechEd 2012 Sessions

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to download TechEd 2012 session content. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blogger, Windows PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw. For more from Marco, read his other Hey, Scripting Guy! guest...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Install PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 7

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about installing Windows PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 7—it’s easier than you think. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you ever meet the Scripting Wife, she might very well tell you that my “honey-do list” at home...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Determine System Stability

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to determine the stability of your system. How can I use Windows PowerShell 4.0 on my laptop running Windows 7 to find out how stable my system is? Use the Get-CimInstance cmdlet to query the Win32_ReliabilityStabilityMetrics , and pipe the result to Measure-Object...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create IPv4 Scopes on Your DHCP Server

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create IPv4 scopes on a Windows Server 2012 DHCP server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. As I expected, it is cold, wet, and rainy in Redmond this week. Oh well, the cool thing is getting together with...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Find an IP Address

    Summary: Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to display the IP address. How can I use Windows PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to display IP address configurations? Use the Get-NetAdapter cmdlet and filter for net adapters that have a status of up...
  • Blog Post: Finding Read-Only and System Files by Using PowerShell 3.0

    Summary : Learn how to use new parameters with the enhanced Get-ChildItem cmdlet in Windows PowerShell 3.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. There are a number of really cool new things in Windows PowerShell 3.0. Some of these make my life a lot easier, and yet they are not the “big”...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Cast an RSS Feed into XML with PowerShell

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to cast an RSS feed to an XML document. How can you navigate an RSS feed as if it was an XML document by using Windows PowerShell? When retrieving an RSS feed, ensure that you cast it to an XML document by using the [xml] type accelerator: [xml]$hsg = Invoke...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Explore an RSS Feed from a Blog

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to explore an RSS feed from the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is just a few days until I speak at the Central Ohio Windows PowerShell User Group. The Scripting Wife and I...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Obtain a Listing of Windows Drivers

    Summary: Use the Get-WindowsDriver cmdlet to obtain a quick list of Windows drivers. How can I use Windows PowerShell 3.0 on a computer running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to obtain a list of drivers? Use the Get-WindowsDriver cmdlet and specify the –online switch. Get-WindowsDriver...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Send a Web Request

    Summary : Use the Invoke-WebRequest Windows PowerShell cmdlet to easily send a web request. How can you easily send an HTTP or HTTPS request to a web service by using Windows PowerShell 3.0? Use the Invoke-WebRequest cmdlet. For example, the following code returns links from the Hey, Scripting...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Find Local Administrators on a Computer

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell and WMI CIM associations to find local administrators. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, we have been really lucky the past couple of days in Charlotte, North Carolina—at least weather wise. Yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Configure Hyper-V Resource Metering

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to configure Hyper-V Resource Metering on Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, today is Monday, and the first thing I do on Monday is update the Help on Windows PowerShell 3.0....
  • Blog Post: Using Categories to Help Search PowerShell Help

    Summary : Learn how to use advanced features in the Windows PowerShell Get-Help cmdlet to quickly find PowerShell Help information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It seems that my schedule keeps getting fuller. Tonight is the Windows PowerShell User Group in Charlotte . We will be having...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Suppress PowerShell Module Import Warning Messages

    Summary : Learn how to use the warning redirection operator to suppress Windows PowerShell warning messages when importing a module. How can you hide the warning message from a Windows PowerShell module when you import it if the module contains an unapproved verb? Use the warning stream redirection...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Quickly Determine the Network Connection Profile

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to get the network connection profile. How can you easily determine the network connection profile on your computer running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 by using Windows PowerShell 3.0? Use the Get-NetConnectionProfile cmdlet and a wildcard for the network...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Create a New Virtual Machine

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to easily create a new virtual machine on a computer running Windows 8. Playing around with the Hyper-V module Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is autumn in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States—as...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Reset Hyper-V Resource Metering

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to reset Hyper-V Resource Metering. Hey, Scripting Guy! Ok, I have this problem here at work. We have upgraded our servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. We are running Hyper-V, and we need...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell Default Parameter Values to Simplify Scripts

    Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP and guest blogger Dave Moravec talks about using default parameter values to simplify Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, our European Tour is drawing down, but it’s not over yet. Yesterday, we had a great time with...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Configure a New Virtual Machine with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to configure a virtual machine on his laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I really appreciate is weekends. Most of the time, I do not even open my email. Freedom from email is something...
  • Blog Post: Where is PowerShell Updatable Help for Windows Modules?

    Summary : Get the inside scoop on what's up with Windows PowerShell 3.0 Updatable Help. Hey, Scripting Guy! I love PowerShell 3.0—I really do. There is one thing that I do not understand, however, and that is what’s up with the Help? I mean one of the nice things in Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Find Enabled Windows 8 Features

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to find enabled Windows 8 features. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the neat things about Windows (does not matter the version) is how I can customize the installation or deployment. In fact,...