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  • Blog Post: Registry Cmdlets: Complete the Registry CDXML Module

    Summary : Richard Siddaway shows how to complete the registry CDXML module. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the final post in a series. To catch up, read: Registry Cmdlets: Working with the Registry Registry Cmdlets...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Install Modules on Your System

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to install modules on your system. How can I use Windows PowerShell to roll out a new set of modules that are used extensively in my organization? When Windows PowerShell 5.0 is available, you can use PowerShellGet against an internal repository to...
  • Blog Post: Registry Cmdlets: Advanced CDXML

    Summary : Richard Siddaway shows some advanced features in CDXML. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the third post in a series. To catch up, read: Registry Cmdlets: Working with the Registry Registry Cmdlets: First...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Override Modules in PowerShell Session

    Summary : Learn how to override the modules you have imported into your Windows PowerShell session. How can I re-load the Windows PowerShell module that I am developing so I can test the changes at each stage of development? By default, if you have a module loaded into to your Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Registry Cmdlets: First Steps with CDXML

    Summary : Richard Siddaway shows how to start creating CDXML cmdlets. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the second post in a series. Yesterday, in Registry Cmdlets: Working with the Registry , I explained that there aren’t...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Parameters for CIM Class Method

    Summary : Learn how to discover the parameters for a method in a CIM class. How can I find the parameters of a CIM class method, such as GetStringValue in the StdRegprov class? Use Get-CimClass to get the class: $class = Get-CimClass -ClassName StdRegProv To view the methods: $class.CimClassMethods...
  • Blog Post: Registry Cmdlets: Working with the Registry

    Summary : Richard Siddaway investigates how to use CIM to manage the registry. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here filling in for my good friend The Scripting Guy. Today, I'm starting a series about registry cmdlets by investigating how to work with the registry. The bad news is...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PoweShell to Search for CIM Classes

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to search for CIM classes. How can I use Windows PowerShell to find a CIM class on my machine? Use Get-WmiObject in List mode. For instance, to find the class for working with the registry, use: Get-WmiObject -Namespace root -Class StdRegProv -List...
  • Blog Post: 2014: A PowerShell Year in Perspective

    Summary : Richard Siddaway discusses the growth of Windows PowerShell in 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway looks at the world of Windows PowerShell in 2014... The Scripting Guy asked me if I’d like...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: What Should You Learn in 2015?

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, makes a recommendation for 2015. What Windows PowerShell topic should I learn in 2015? Desired State Configuration (DSC). Note Today's PowerTip was supplied by Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway.
  • Blog Post: What It Means to Be a PowerShell MVP

    Summary : Four Windows PowerShell MVPs share what the title means to them. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The MVP Summit is over. Many MVPs began their long trek home last night. Others decided to remain overnight or even over the weekend before heading home. From the feedback I have...
  • Blog Post: The MVP Summit–Posting 1

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVPs, Teresa Wilson and Richard Siddaway, provide initial impressions fromthe MVP Summit. Hello everyone. This is Teresa. My flight was uneventful. Actually, it was better than uneventful because I was able to get upgraded. At least, my flight was only about five hours—and...
  • Blog Post: Should I Upgrade to Latest Windows PowerShell Version?

    Summary : Richard Siddaway discusses the issues around upgrading your version of Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today's post is provided by Richard Siddaway... Richard is based out of the UK and spends his time automating anything, and everything, for Kelway...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Determine PowerShell Version on Your System

    Summary : Learn how to determine the version of Windows PowerShell installed on your system. How can I discover the version of Windows PowerShell that is installed on a particular system? Use the $psversiontable built-in variable to get a display such as this: Name Value ---- ----- PSVersion...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Jobs in the Enterprise

    Summary : Richard Siddaway looks at how you can use Windows PowerShell jobs in your enterprise. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the seventh, and last, post in a series that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Find More Information about Windows PowerShell Jobs

    Summary : Learn how to discover more information about Windows PowerShell jobs. How can I learn more about Windows PowerShell jobs? To find out more about any Windows PowerShell topic, research the Help files for each cmdlet: Get-Help Start-Job –ShowWindow To discover the job related...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Job Processes

    Summary : Richard Siddaway looks at how Windows PowerShell jobs actually run. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the sixth in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs, remind people...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Protect the Data Produced by PowerShell Jobs

    Summary : Learn how to protect the data in a Windows PowerShell job. How can I protect the data that is produced by a Windows PowerShell job? If the job is running and your Windows PowerShell session or computer crashes, you’ll lose the data. One possibility is that you can write the data...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Jobs and Workflows

    Summary : Richard Siddaway introduces you to using the Windows PowerShell job engine with your Windows PowerShell workflows. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the fifth in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Stop a PowerShell Job

    Summary : Learn how to stop an unwanted Windows PowerShell job. How can I stop an over-running Windows PowerShell job? Even though this is not something you’d normally do, creating an infinite loop is a common (and potentially, very embarrassing) error. This job will run forever: Start...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Scheduled Jobs

    Summary : Richard Siddaway introduces you to scheduled PowerShell jobs. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the fourth in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs, remind people...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Discover Tasks Associated with Scheduled Jobs

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to discover the tasks that are associated with your scheduled jobs. How can I use Windows PowerShell to discover the scheduled tasks that are associated with my scheduled jobs? In Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, use the Get-ScheduledTask cmdlet: £>...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Remote Jobs

    Summary : Richard Siddaway introduces you to Windows PowerShell jobs on remote machines. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the third in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Job Help

    Summary : Learn how to find more Help about the Windows PowerShell job engine. How can I find out more about Windows PowerShell jobs? One of the best ways to discover anything about Windows PowerShell is to read the Help files and work through the examples that are presented. Each of the cmdlets...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: WMI and CIM Jobs

    Summary : Richard Siddaway introduces you to WMI and CIM jobs in Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the second in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs,...